Kuang Si Rescue Centre

Wildlife Reserve in Luang Prabang Region

Upon entering Tat Kuang Si, one of the first attractions is the Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre. Run by Free the Bears, this excellent centre cares for some 38 wild Asiatic Moon bears – 15 have been saved in the last three years – confiscated from poachers who sell them to horrendous bile farms serving the appetites of Chinese traditional medicine. These happy little yogis merit equal reason for your visit as the cascades themselves. The centre depends on donations and sponsorship: buy a T-shirt or adopt a bear.