Waterfalls are in almost every province in Thailand
. Some provinces might be popular for their beaches and others for their parties. If you search hard enough, however, you might be able to find a water oasis in even the most unexpected of places. Here, discover the 10 most incredible waterfalls in Thailand.
Located a few hours northwest of Thailand is Kanchanaburi, home to the famous Erawan National Park. Here, you will find the Erawan Waterfall. This 7-level waterfall runs through the east side of the park and spans over 1.5 kilometers.
Erawan Waterfall, Kanchanaburi
Khlong Lan Waterfall
The Khlong Lan Waterfall makes the list of top waterfalls partly because of its sheer size — this waterfall comes in at 100 meters tall and 40 meters wide, making it one of the largest waterfalls on our list. Find this epic waterfall in Kamphaeng Phet province, about five hours north of Bangkok.
Khlong Lan Waterfall, Kamphaeng Phet
Located about six hours north of Bangkok is the Sridit Waterfall, found in the charming city of Phetchabun. Though this waterfall may be small, don’t let its single-tier fool you — it is a great place to spend the day swimming and enjoying Thailand’s tropical heat. Like many waterfalls, this one is best to visit during the rainy season.
Sridit Waterfall, Phetchabun
Mae Ya Waterfall
Located about an hour outside of the historical city of Chiang Mai is the Doi Inthanon National Park. Here, you will find Mae Ya Waterfall, one of the tallest waterfalls in Thailand; it stands at about 260 meters tall and 100 meters wide. What makes this waterfall interesting is its layered levels of falls. Be sure to charge your camera for this amazing photo op!
Mae Ya Waterfall, Chiang Mai
The southern city of Phuket has it all, from beaches to a crazy nightlife. Added to the list of reasons why we love Phuket is the Bang Pae Waterfall, about an hour outside of the city. Bang Pae is great to visit, if not just to escape the crowds that usually overwhelm the popular tourist destination. This waterfall is small, especially in comparison to some of the others listed. However, it is a beautiful green space and visitors are able to swim in the pool underneath the running water. This waterfall is definitely worth visiting for those who have the time.
Bang Pae Waterfall, Phuket
Namtok Ton Nga Chang Waterfall
Located in the Hat Yai province is the Ton Gha Chang Waterfall, or the Elephant’s Tusks Waterfall. In this case, the word chang means elephant, and it is not referring to the Thai beer. There are seven levels to this waterfall, but the best one is level three, where the waterfall received its name. At level three, the stream splits and separates into two, making it look like two elephant tusks.
Namtok Ton Nga Chang Waterfall, Songkhla
Khlong Chak Waterfall
Located on the island of Koh Lanta is the Khlong Chak Waterfall. To reach this waterfall, first you must trek along a slender trail, where you will pass elephants in sanctuaries and monkeys watching you from a safe distance. Be sure to keep in mind that this waterfall almost completely dries up during the dry season.
Khlong Chak, Koh Lanta
Located in the Chanthaburi Province is the Namtok Phlio National Park, about four hours from Bangkok. This is a great place for visiting in general, but it is well-known because of the Phliu Waterfall. Here there are many swimming holes filled with fish that visitors can swim amongst. Visitors are also welcome to have picnics along the banks of these falls while exploring the park.
Phliu Waterfall, Chanthaburi
Koh Luang Waterfall
Be sure to check out the Mae Ping National Park in northern Thailand. Here, you will find the Koh Luang Waterfall. It is no wonder this waterfall is well-known amongst the locals; it has a spectacular 7-tier waterfall just waiting to be climbed and explored.
Koh Luang Waterfall
Located in the Khao Yai National Park is the jaw-dropping Haew Suwaat Waterfall. This waterfall is easy to access in comparison to the other waterfalls in this national park, making it one of the most popular waterfalls there. Many locals come to this waterfall to swim in its large pool or hangout towards the top of the fall.
Haew Suwat Waterfall, Pak Chong
By Kelly Iverson