This majestic waterfall, located 33 km North of Pakse in Bachieng District, gets its name from its rectangular room-like shape, as “suam” literally means “room” in Lao. The falls stand about 6 metres high and flow all year round from the Houay Champee River, as it descends across the Bolaven Plateau from the North. The beauty of this waterfall is mesmerizing and offers a great spot to spend a lazy afternoon and enjoy a picnic or dine at the nearby restaurant of the Uttiyan Bachieng Resort. You can also stay overnight in the resort’s unique tree-top bungalows or with a family in an on-site ethnic Lavae village.
To reach the waterfall, follow Route 23 north turning left at km 21 and following Route 20, heading towards Salavan Province, another 12 kilometres. Look for signs to Pha Suam waterfall on your left.