4000 Islands

Tad Somphamit or Lii Phii Waterfall

A thousand amazing views of the cascading water. Find a swimming spot. Bike along the river letting the breeze cool your face. Or simply relax in a hammock and watch the river go by. The brilliant colours at sunset will surely be a treat.

This beautiful natural location is the perfect place to relax. You can follow paths to enjoy different views of the waterfall. You can take a picnic, have a drink in the bar near the sandy beach and even have a swim there, but be careful that you don’t go too far out! The beach is a very special place at the end of the day when the sun paints a firework of pinks, reds and yellows on the sky.

The waterfall is also often called Lii Phii. As the legend goes, the name Lii Phii was given to the area due to the fact that it was considered to be a giant fish trap (Lii) not only for fish, but also for ghosts and dead people (Phii). Therefore, watch your step and be careful if you go into the water.

Entrance fee:

The fee is 35,000 Lao kip per person (03/2017).

How to get there:

You can visit this waterfall from Don Khon, where a small bridge takes you to the tiny Don Lai Island. The site is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Alternatively, from Hang Khone, and turn left (west) onto a dirt road after about 600 meters. Travel about 3 km and take a left, and then a right, and go some 200 meters, before turning left. Travel another 500 meters to reach the entrance where you can leave your bike. From there, walk over two wooden bridges to the “Somphamit Waterfalls” village, with plenty of shady vantage points of the boulder-filled cascades.