10 Of The Most Incredible Waterfalls In Thailand must to visit
Waterfall is one of the natural resources in tourist attractions in Thailand that appealing any travelers to visit. In particular during the rainy season when most of the waterfalls are plentiful water rounded by the beautiful, abundant evergreen forest and towering mountains lure the visitors to touch the cold splash of the water and fresh air. Those are the charismatic charm of the waterfall in Thailand that many travelers from all around the world would love to experience and once is not enough. And here we brought to you the top 10 waterfalls in Thailand that some are the legendary and some are new for the tourists.
10Khun Pong Waterfall, Phu Kradueng National Park, Loei
It is a large waterfall locates in the renowned Phu Kradueng National Park, Loei. The cascade settles in the tropical rain forest in the prohibited area, therefore to access the area need to ask for permission from the national park with the guided tour by the park ranger. The route to the waterfall is a 10 km walkway.
A highlight of Khun Pong Waterfall is in the cold season around the location where the maple leaves turning from green to mahogany and dropping down thoroughly. As a result, to the heart-taking perspective of the fall and becomes a trademark of the place. The peak period to spot the red maple leaves is during the early of December.
9Saeng Chan Waterfall, Pha Taem National Park, Ubon Ratchathani
Saeng Chan (moonlight) Waterfall or so-called Hole Waterfall is a famous waterfall in Thailand. It has a significant character from the stream that runs through the hole to the basin down below that is the background of the name Hole Waterfall. And the name Saeng Chan which means “moonlight” comes from the natural phenomenon that the moonlight shines through the hole and reflects the spray of the waterfall creating a stunning perspective looks like the watery heaven on earth.
8Mae Surin Waterfall, Namtok Mae Surin National Park, Mae Hong Son
The fantastic waterfall situates in Namtok Mae Surin National Park, Khun Yuam, Mae Hong Son. Mae Surin Waterfall is a single-tier fall that is so fantastic with plenty water all year round. So-called one of the highest waterfalls in Thailand emerged from Surin river. The waterfall is environed by towering of high mountains, and the stream flows from the cliff to the valley down below. It is another fantastic waterfall site that is worthwhile to visit.
7Phlio Waterfall, Namtok Phlio National Park, Chantaburi
The name Phlio of the place comes from the name of the tree that grows in general around the area of the waterfall, including the National Park Office. Phlio Waterfall originates from 2 currents, one descending along the edge of the cliff step by step. And another is smaller than the former. Both streams merged and dropped down from the 20 meters cliff into a large pond. The water is crystal-clear and suitable for playing.
Moreover, there is a clear still water pond locates before the cascade where is a house of hundreds of Mahseer barb. It is famous among the tourists to feed those fish. However, the park allows only vegetarian food. The waterfall is the significant historical site since King Rama 4 and 5 visited the place and graciously ordered to construct several memorial objects here. Particular the King Chulalongkorn made the journey to Phlio Waterfall more than ten times.
6Pi Tu Gro Waterfall, Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary, Tak
It nestles at Doi Sam Muon in Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary, Tak. It is the actual highest waterfalls in Thailand with the height is 500 meters. So, it is the unique and exquisite cascade, indeed. Besides its elegance, Pi Tu Gro Waterfall features romantic presentation since the appearance of the fall that looks similar to heart shape causing it is called in another name as “The Heart Waterfall”.
The path to the waterfall is about 60 km from Umphang or 1.5 hours of drive, then reaches Kui Le Tor village. Later, continues the journey by foot passing through the mountain range and brooks that takes time about 4 – 5 hours. The travelers can indulge in the beauty of nature until arriving the destination.
5Heaw Narok Waterfall, Khao Yai National Park
The most massive waterfall in central region situates in the abundant rainforest at the south of Khao Yai National Park (Prachinburi side). It is 24 km of distance from Khao Yai National Park center and one more kilometer by foot to reach the Heaw Narok Waterfall.
A large waterfall is 3 tiers; the first level is about 60 meters high with the current that flows over the top cliff. The second and third tier of the fall right angle from the cliff down to the below abyss. The total height is about 150 meters. The stream is very forceful during the rainy season; therefore the second and third level of the waterfall is closed.
Apart from that, it is a verdant evergreen rain forest, and there are lots of wildlife coming to find the food at any time. So, if any visitor would like to access to those areas have to go with the national park ranger for safety and security. The best time to travel to the Heaw Narok Waterfall is at 10am that is the time that the sunlight reflects the fine mist of water creating a lovely rainbow scene.
4Huay Mae Khamin Waterfall, Srinagarindra Dam National Park, Kanchanaburi
Another fantastic waterfall of Kanchanaburi. Huai Mae Kamin or Huai Khamin Waterfall is claimed as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand locates in the Srinagarindra Dam National Park. It is the 7 tiers limestone cascade originates from Huay Mae Khamin creek nearby the lake of Srinagarindra Dam.
The fall features its distinctive beauty in each level; therefore, the name of each tier is different and represent to the charm. The location has a walkway to facilitate to the visitors to access each level of the fall. Around the area is a dry rainforest that rich in diverse species of plants and flowers. The best period to visit the waterfall is from October to December.
3Erawan Waterfall, Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi
The most famous waterfall in the historical city of Kanchanaburi. The fall nestles in the Erawan National Park about 65 km from the city town. Erawan is a massive and charming cascade standing on the River Kwai Yai’s shore. It is 1,500 meters in its length divided into 7 tiers. Each level of the fall is beautiful with the decoration of variety of the flowers and plants.
However, the most fabulous spot of the waterfall is the 7th tier. This spot is the top level features the 3-head elephant (Erawan Elephant) same form of the stream. So, the site is named follow to this distinctive characteristic. Besides, the location has a 30-minute nature trail with the distance about 1,060 meters. It passes through the abundant hill evergreen forest including the viewpoint and lovely deciduous forest.
2Mae Ya Waterfall, Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai
Another legendary as the former largest waterfall in Thailand before the discovery of the Thi Lo Su. Mae Ya Waterfall settles in the famous Doi Inthanon National Park where stretches the area of Doi Lor, Jom Thong, and Mae Chaem district in Chiang Mai. Mae Ya Waterfall is the largest waterfall in Chiang Mai. It origins from the streams of Huai Mae Ya and formed to be a massive and powerful splash flows over the 280 meters high of the cliff.
The pond below the screen of water of the fall allows the visitors to enjoy water play. Furthermore, the location features an exciting nature trail including bird viewpoint, butterfly viewpoint, and rare species of the flowers.
1Thi Lo Su Waterfall, Umphang National Park, Tak
The most magnificent waterfall and pride of Thailand. This striking waterfall is the most significant waterfalls in Thailand. It locates in the forest of the western region nearby the border of Thai – Myanmar. It is a vast limestone waterfall stands on the steep cliff with 900 meters high above the sea level. The current of the fall flows over the steep cliff and descending on the tiers of the cliff with a 300-meter of its height surrounded by the fruitful and lush tropical rainforest.
Thi Lo Su is the 6th most massive waterfall in Asia. The extravagant and marvelous waterfall performs its stunning beauty in particular in the rainy season between June 1 – November 31 annually. The water in the stream is fuller and broader than other periods of the year.