Kaeng Nyui Waterfall

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5 December 2016

A short drive east of Vang Vieng is a small cluster of waterfalls at the base of a ridge. The waterfalls, themselves, are modest, particularly in the dry season, but the hike is well worth the time and effort. There’s also a small group of local eateries near the parking area offering some of the coolest seating options around (above).

However, be advised that you may encounter roadblocks along the way…

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MOOOOOO-ve over!!!

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A series of fun bridges and ladders of varying degrees of reliability connect the different falls and swimming holes.

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At one time, it appears there was a small network of zip-lines throughout the canyon. They certainly don’t appear to be functional now.

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Kaeng Nyui waterfall is the largest of the cluster, and I can only imagine what it might be like at the height of the rainy season (if we were able to access the falls at all).

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An enticing and deserted swimming hole at the bottom of the falls beckoned, but the chilly[er] weather and lack of a swimsuit (and infant in tow) dashed any hope of partaking. Hopefully next visit.

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Dense jungle surrounds the well-maintained trails providing access to the falls.

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Looking back towards Vang Vieng and the dramatic peaks the area is famous for.

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Ban Haysoke
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