Waterfalls in Thailand are among the most striking waterfalls of the world with some of them like Umpang Thee Lor Sue being the sixth most gorgeous waterfall in the whole universe. Most Thailand waterfalls are in lush green forests that are composed of both flora and fauna which are state protected. All the seven coolest water falls in Thailand are natural creations that let you best appreciate Mother Nature. Here are some of the best coolest waterfalls in Thailand.
1. Erawan Waterfall
Located in Western Thailand, the waterfall is located inside Erawan National Park in Tenasserim hills. The waterfall is actually the greatest tourist attraction in the over 550 square kilometer park. The waterfall is named after Erawan, a white elephant that was believed to have had three heads according to Hindu myths. Arranged in tiers, the falls total to seven cascades. Visitors can access the waterfalls pools via paths that are always well maintained and quite secure. You will enjoy seeing incredible limestone formations like stalactites and stalagmites.
2. Huay Kaew Waterfall in Chiang Mai
Huay Kaew waterfall is one of its kinds; it has two separate waterfalls, the Wang Bua Baan and Pha Ngerb, the waterfall is located 100 meters off Chiang Mai road. The hotels is the only closest fall to a town, Chiang Mai town which is merely a ten minute drive from the city center. You will enjoy seeing the white foams of racing water that blend well with the deep green forest vegetation. Remember to check with locals during the dry seasons as the falls maybe polluted with sewages for villages that are located up the mountain (image by Mith Huang).
3. Na Muang Waterfall on Samui Island
Na Muang waterfalls are the most popular waterfalls among a series of others which make an appealing change of pace compared to the beach scenes. The two waterfalls are located in Central Peak Island, one tier however requires you to trek on foot or take an elephant to reach. The other tire is at least 30 meters in height, its water cascades to a deep pool that suitable for swimming.
4. Wang Kwang Waterfall
Located in Phukradung national park in Thailand, the water fall has the most accessible accommodation services which are barely 750 meters away. The cascade however is not too big as compared to the other waterfalls in the region.
6. Thi Lo Su Waterfall
This water fall is a cascade of River Mekong, and is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Thailand; you will enjoy swimming at its pool or water rafting upstream or downstream of the waterfall. Mekong River is also the longest river in Thailand. You will enjoy the many rapids and the warm weather of the province and a peaceful place for one to relax in (image by Lamur Sornjaroon).
7. Sarika Waterfall
Located in Nakhon Nayok Province of Thailand, the waterfall is a charming and has crystal clear waters that come from Sarika brook that flows from Sarika Mountains. The waters flow from a cliff and scatter the current so it’s good to take precaution especially during the rainy season.
Waterfalls are generally nice places to be, you will enjoy the beauty and the natural environment that encompasses the waterfall. If you are a water fall lover, then Thailand is the place to be, you will enjoy seeing natures beauty at it best. The environment at most waterfalls has been conserved and most are in national parks. Expect to part with some cash as you enter to see these beautiful natural features.
Featured image courtesy: Pennan Brae