A local woman fishing at Tad Lo

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Our Tad Lo Resort has a spectacular setting perched above the Sexet River at Tad Lo waterfall with an incredible ambiance and great views of Tad Lo and Tad Hang waterfalls just below. We enjoy the natural surroundings exploring by foot or elephant. Tad Lo spreads over a beautiful forest in the Bolaven Plateau. The gushing waters of the waterfall fall in to a pool beneath which will beckon anyone out there for a cool dip. Tad Hang is the first set of falls you'll see when you arrive -- they are the smallest and gentlest of the three, but provide the best opportunity for taking a dip. The water is admittedly a bit murky, but not unhealthy. You'll spot a lot of locals fishing in the waters as well. Locals are still employing traditional fishing techniques. Men hunt and fish with throw nets and hooks while women with dip nets and baskets. She manage to catch a few tiddlers and store them into a small woven baskets on her waist. The Sexet river plays a vital role in the lives of the local inhabitants who are mainly engaged in fishing. Sticky rice and fish which will serve as a mid-day meal. There are many fish dishes in Laos.

Tad Lo waterfall is located on the Bolaven Plateau - Laos and is a great spot to find the locals fishing. Also children from the 'ethnic villages' spend most of their days not at school, but fishing and collecting snails from the river which runs through Tad Lo. There are some nice waterfalls and pools. It's a great area for trekking, and there are many ethnic villages nearby.

Tad Lo is in Salavan Province, but most commonly visited on trips based from Pakse, 85 km away via the Salavan Road - Route 20. It's something of a budget traveler's paradise, but we were surprised at how few backpackers are actually onto this fact. Tad Lo is really a series of three falls: Tad Suong, Tad Lo and Tad Hang. Most accommodation is grouped in the village of Kieng Than Lei. The first is right next to the village, the second is about a 1km walk upstream and the third is about 8 km upstream. The second waterfall can be easily found by following the jungle path on the left hand side of the river facing upstream. You will hear it before you see it, and there is a home-made set of steps to take you down to the bottom of the waterfall. You can also hop around the large stones at the top of the waterfall, and even jump off if you have the cohones! although check the area you're jumping into first!.

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  1. claybuster1(doing good just very busy) 65 months ago | reply

    This is an award NOT AN INVITE
    Here is an Award for your great pic!
    DAMN! I Wish I'd Taken It!!!


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  2. Joel Tjintjelaar 65 months ago | reply

    Ik dacht dat ik deze foto al eerder gezien had. Waarschijnlijk een vergelijkbare. Deze is in ieder geval ook heel fraai!

  3. bit ramone (off/on) 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Gold Collection ~ Invited photos (post 1, comment 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Excelente trabajo, saludos


  4. ...-Wink-... 65 months ago | reply

    Very powerful work Ben, the water is amazing!

  5. Larry 211  - [deleted] 65 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 50+ Faves group and Faved it.

  6. Rita Crane Photography 65 months ago | reply

    wonderful slice of life and photo.


  7. λL℮لλ₪Яλ 65 months ago | reply

    Impressive waterfall, the foam water, incredible color green nature, I love the story that you give each of your images is very interesting to learn elsewhere in the world. Greetings from Mexico, you have a great weekend, thank you

  8. v.sassy .. 65 months ago | reply

    beautiful capture ..
    Your shot is pure gold!
    Seen in: www.flickr.com/groups/the_gold_collection/

  9. artLesley* 65 months ago | reply

    amazing scene ben.....i cannot imagine washing my clothes in such surroundings!

  10. Christian Wilt 65 months ago | reply

    beautiful capture


    I saw this in the 50+ Faves group and Faved it.

  11. AnnuskA - AnnA Theodora 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 500 views and 50 favourites, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    such a beautiful capture
    amazing moment and composition

  12. ad solem specto 65 months ago | reply

    there are few photos about hard working people in flickr
    that's a reason to fave this too, besides it's photographic
    qualities
    ;-)

  13. ad solem specto 65 months ago | reply

    there are few photos about hard working people in flickr
    that's a reason to fave this too, besides it's photographic
    qualities
    ;-)

    I saw this in the 50+ Faves group and Faved it.

  14. Chickadee (Carole) 65 months ago | reply

    Woww.....very nice capture!!

  15. MangoDhamma 63 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Women & Water, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. amjamjazz 62 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Working Women, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  17. ellobbo 58 months ago | reply

    toute un cliché, superbe

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