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    Largest waterfall on earth is in Laos.

    I was reading today, that the largest waterfall on earth, is in Laos.
    Has anyone been to see it? Is it worth a visit?

    World Waterfall Database | Worlds Largest Waterfalls


    Khone, Chutes de | World Waterfall Database

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    Khone Phapheng, The world's widest waterfall in Laos



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    That's very interesting, ch1.

    I've been to Iguazu Falls on the Brazil and Paraguay sides and was really impressed. Took a helicopter over the area - got some pics some where...

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    Interesting, but it's just the widest, at 10 kilometers.

    At 69 feet high it's not exactly the highest !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Interesting, but it's just the widest, at 10 kilometers.

    At 69 feet high it's not exactly the highest !
    Believe Angel Falls in Venezuela is the tallest.

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    I found a nice little picnic spot just about 10 km out of Ventiane.

    We rented a bike and ventured toward airport, where a red light is hidden in the trees. Police stopped us and they wanted us to pay a fine for passing the red light. I handed over a near empty pack of cigarettes and they let us go...

    Few kilometers after, panels were starting to advertise a waterfall. We followed the signs and after paying a fee some where in a forest we went down to a picnic spot with lot of Lao people enjoying their sunday at the waterfall.

    I guess i made a thread about this few years ago. Nice little day out around Ventiane...
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    ^ is that the one called Hinkhanna? on the way to vang vieng. been to that one a couple of times , can be packed with locals on the weekends, not spectacular but a nice afternoon out and a short drive

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    Near the southern boarder of Laos there is pavillian overlooking the eastern portion of the falls. There are resterants gift shops bathrooms ect. The falls are impressive but whats more so is that if you google earth this spot you will realize how vast the falls are as the tourist spot is only a fraction of the river at that point. For a small fee one of the local photagraphers will give you a nice photo. I have mine on my fridge as we went with a large group of relatives. Went swimming at one smaller falls. Next time I plan to spot the freshwater dolphin by taking a boat below the falls.

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    It's the last spot on the Mekong before it goes into Cambodia. More like Cambodia than Laos but by the convenient map it's in Laos. Another controversial border spot I would bet. It's more like rolling rapids than a waterfall.

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    I took this shot of Khone Phapheng Falls during the dry season(December). Still Fking the size up.
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    Taken from farther down river.

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    Khone Phapheng Falls, Southern Loas. December hight of the dry season. Next time I go I will seek out the Dolphins down river via a boat tour. This is just a fraction of the falls. Nice viewing pavilion with Locals Taking nice large laminated photos for a small fee.
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    Looking to the west from same spot. I will visit again and spend more time exploring the area. Four Thousand Island area is a destination for many tourists. They have a golf course at one country club. But that's not my style. Rather be fishing. Hope you enjoyed the pics. Pain in ars to post them.
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    Looks groovie, but I might go to Canaima instead...








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    Iguazi. having been there (gasp), don't waste my time with amateurs and shysters.

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    We had lunch. Tourist prices.I spent about 100$ included drinks.Not bad for a large group.
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    Met a German touring the area. I think the sister in law was quite tickled to take a photo with him as she had never met a German before.

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    Later on we went for a swim. You could not do this safely during the rainy season. I was told by "the Doctor" that went with us that it is good luck to swim in this pool. I didn't get stung by a ray so I guess he was right.

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    The water was perfect for a cool off. We had a ball and we can say we were really there as we did get out of the van. Makes life worth living.

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    Just one of a hand full of locals selling pics of your group with the falls as a backdrop.

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    Would not want to fall off this rock.I don't believe this spot is exposed during rainy season.

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    Nieces pose for the pic of the day.

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    Shops to sell souvenirs.

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    Souvenir shops selling wood works and silk ect.

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    More stuff for sale.

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