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Hello my Dear Adventurers! Have you ever visited a waterfall?
Some of you might find it boring, while others might think it is so interesting. Even I did not like waterfalls before. But it was all until one day, I saw the most beautiful place on Earth, a waterfall.
Turquoise water, its icy coldness, the way it was falling, it took me to a magical world of imagination. Such a place is always covered with trees, and everywhere you look, you will see an amazing sight. The breeze will pass by, tiny droplets of water will drizzle on you, while filling your heart with delight.
The waterfall I visited is Kuang si, located near Luang Prabang, Laos. Don’t believe me? Yes, in Laos it is, the most beautiful place on Earth. Kuang si is the home to many different species, the empire of beautiful nature.
There are many ways to get there, but I used a tuk tuk. Do you know the vehicle with three wheels? That is a tuk tuk. For me, it is the best way because it shakes on bumpy grounds and bolts through the wind. It is really fun! Shaking and bolting through the cold wind! It is also the cheapest way to get there and takes about one hour to reach there, since it is about 30 kilometers from the town. But I recommend you to take another transportation if you are not comfortable with bumpy vehicles. And if you are visiting this place, make sure you have a lot of time to spend! It is a magical world with many wonders, so you might need a lot of time!
Compared to many other countries, Laos citizens smile a lot. I wonder why they are not famous for smiling! For Sri Lanka and Thailand, they are well known for smiling. So why not Laos? Oh yes! I almost forgot! The currency of Laos is Laotian Kip, but in my opinion, paying in Dollars or Thai Baht feels like saving your money! For one person, it equals 20000 kip for the entrance fee, which is equal to 2.44 US dollars. Cheaper than you thought, right?
What was I talking about? Oh yes, I was talking about Kuang Si Falls! Before you go to Kuang Si Falls, please ensure that you have a good camera. Or else you will easily get into trouble of getting great photos. If not, even though the place is beautiful, your photos will not look great!
On your way to the waterfall, make sure you also stop by the Kuang Si Bear Rescue Center and spend some time to differentiate Noy, Deng, and others among their friends. It will be really fun!
For the people who love to swim, I think Kuang Si is a great place, because it is a cascading waterfall which consists of many stages. And almost everywhere you can swim! Imagine yourself floating on top of beautiful turquoise water, which shines when the sun is present. Imagine yourself shining like a star in the glory of the sun! Wow! Well, for swimmers who are not that experienced for swimming, it can be a bit dangerous, because the water gets deeper as you go further. So if you are not that good at swimming, please be careful! Do not let the floating water carry you away! You must also be careful when you are near water because the ground can be very slippery and cause accidents. Also beware of the rocks when you are inside the water, or else you will hurt yourself.
And you might want to bring something hot to drink after you swim, because the water is freezing cold and I shivered a lot! A hot cocoa or a hot cup of tea will be godlike at an instance like that! Or else you will still feel like you are surrounded by millions of ice cubes!
Are you a tall person? Well, you will feel yourself very tiny compared to the giant trees. There are also some bridges on the way, and you will really enjoy crossing them, just like I did. Kuang Si Falls are really long and beautiful!
As you go through, you will see some old tree trunks which are laid on the ground. Well, that is the rule of nature, right? Even though they are dead, they can still be useful by being great compost for the next generation of plants. Not only that, they also increase the natural beauty by adding different colors to their surroundings.
Did I tell you anything about a fish spa? Oh sorry, I haven’t. Well, if you stand still in the water for few minutes, you will feel ticklish. Do not be scared, it is just the little fish around you.
How can I ever forget that wonderful experience? I can still feel the cold wind passing by. I can still hear the beautiful song of the birds, like they were sung for me only. The water seemed to be a floating turquoise satin which was threaded with silver. Some plants seemed to be resting on the nature's bed. The mist made me feel like I am lost, which created a great adventure. At some places, the water was pounding on to rocks, which was trying to match to my heartbeat. For one second or two, I wanted to be a fully bloomed butterfly, to fly around and drink some tasty nectar from the flowers. But then, everything would look enormous and I would be surrounded by predators! Then I was happy for being a human. Well, if you are lucky you will be able to see beautiful butterflies near the falls. I saw a tiny white one! I was lucky, aren't I? I really feel like I belong there, under the glory of the sun, along with the wonders of nature.
I think I don't need to tell you more about this place, because you must really go there and have the wonderful experience by yourself. Do you have any questions or tips? Please feel free to share with me in the commenting section!
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