Huai Luang Waterfall, also known as Bak Tew Waterfall, is a 40 metre waterfall in Phu Jong Na Yoi National Park of Southern Ubon. Bak Tew is Khmer for “Beautiful Room” and when you’re down by the waterfall that description makes a lot of sense. Bak Tew is also the name of a man who supposedly committed suicide by jumping off the waterfall due to a broken heart.
It’s a spectacular place to visit even when it’s just a trickle in the dry season. From downtown Ubon it takes around 2 hours to get there. If possible, go on a weekday and leave early in the morning so that when you arrive, the sun is shining on the waterfall. If you wait until afternoon, the sun goes behind the cliff and it’s not quite as spectacular and the water feels colder.