Thailand, also known as the land of smiles, is a top tourist destination for its wonderful coastline and dreamy beaches. Apart from the fresh sea air, Thailand has a lot more to offer to visitors. For instance, there are fantastic waterfalls to discover in the country’s many national parks and the midst of the exotic jungle. Here are some of them:
1) The Erawan Waterfall – a Natural Spa
The Erawan National Park, with the famous Erawan Falls, is located on the border with Myanmar in Kanchanaburi. A trail leads through the evergreen dry forest to the seven tiers of the waterfall, and a few minutes walk away. Its cascades on the many sintered terraces into dreamy emerald green pools. In the wonderfully clear water, you can swim in tiers 3, 4, and 5 and experience a particular highlight, the « spa fish » live in the Erawan waterfall basins. If you stand still, they will come to you and bite the dead skin cells on your legs and arms.
The Erawan waterfall has a lot to offer to lovers of flora and fauna. With a little luck, you can see monkeys nearby. To visit the Erawan waterfall, you have to pay the entrance fee. In return, the national park administration pays a lot of attention to the protection of the environment. Plastic bottles are forbidden, and you have to pay a deposit for the bottles you bring back until they are returned.
2) The Khun Korn Waterfall – Falling Water
Khun Korn Waterfall is located in the Khukorn Maekorn Forest Park in Chiang Rai Province, in the middle of the mountainous landscape of the Golden Triangle. The road to the waterfall is about 1.5 km long and is not very demanding. The waterfall is at the end of the road and is very impressive with its considerable height.
The water of the Khun Korn waterfall is 70 meters tall. It also has a pool; however, visitors should not run or jump because the ground is full of sharp stones. It is best to wade carefully in the freshwater and experience the species-rich fauna and flora of the beautiful mountain region around the waterfall. There is no entrance or crowds of tourists, but silence and untouched nature.
3) The Bua Tong Waterfall – the Golden Water Lily
The Bua Tong waterfalls are located in the province of Chiang Mai, known as « the rose of the north » for its scenic beauty. The impressive waterfalls are also called « Sticky Waterfalls. » Its name in Thai means « golden lotus (or golden flower). » The rocks of the Bua Tong waterfalls are gripping and allow movement on their surface. The mineral deposits make them non-slippery and hard. Algae and slippery moss cannot settle, and this makes it a little paradise for climbers.
Besides, the ropes help visitors explore the beautiful waterfall up close. It has three tiers and is located at the top of a small mountain in Si Lanna National Park. With a picnic, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the surroundings.
4) The Huai Mae Khamin Waterfall – a Climbing Paradise
The Huai Mae Khamin waterfall is also located in the Kanchanaburi province of Thailand. It extends over seven fantastic tiers. Like the Bua Tong waterfall in northern Thailand, you can climb the Huai Mae Khamin waterfalls’ rocks beautifully. Their rocks are made of limestone. Algae and moss cannot settle, and the surface of the stone remains handy.
Visitors to the waterfall can cool down while bathing in the small pools. All tiers of Huai Mae Khamin have their names. The most popular among tourists is the fourth one, Chat Kaeo, and the sixth one, Dong Phisuea, also called « Butterfly Square. » Here visitors can admire a variety of brightly colored tropical butterflies. The route to the waterfall is not tricky and leads through the atmospheric bamboo forests.
Which among these picturesque waterfalls are you planning to visit for your next trip? Let us know in the comments below!