Waterfalls in Thailand

We recently covered an ongoing promotion on visiting all 156 Thai National Parks. But if you need even more reason to visit those parks, they are home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand.

Here’s our selection on some that are worth adding to your itinerary.

What do I need to know before visiting a waterfall?

You should prepare items in case you get wet during your visit. These include a change of clothes or swimming suits. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to also include a waterproof bag to keep any potential wet clothes as well.

You will generally be hiking to the fall, so it’s important to dress accordingly. Hiking shoes, thicker socks, and long pants.

Finally, if you’re planning on camping at the park during your visit, then make sure you bring a sleeping bag along with dental hygiene items.

How do I stay safe in a waterfall?

In general, the best way to stay safe is to not wander off the beaten track and stay within the trails.

If you get lost, it is best to stay calm and stay where you are. If your phone has a signal, call the park services (you should keep their number on your phone during visits).

– Beautiful waterfalls in Thailand –

1. Thi Lo Su Waterfall (น้ำตกทีลอซู) – one of the highest falls in Thailand

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Thi Lo So Waterfall is located in the Tak province in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary (เขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่าอุ้มผาง). At 300 metres tall and 500 metres wide, it is considered one of the tallest waterfalls in Thailand.

This one is definitely for adventurers since you’ll need to either hike 25km, or take a 3 hour boat ride from Um Phang district then hike 10km.

Address: Mae Chan, Umphang District, Tak 63170
Opening hours: 8.30am-4.30pm, Daily
Contact: +66 8 8427 5272 | Google Maps

2. Erawan Falls (น้ำตกเอราวัณ) – clear emerald waters and 7-tiers of falls

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Erawan Falls are the crown jewel of Kanchanaburi. There are 7 unique tiers of falls that are all worth checking out.

If you’re a camper, you can set up tent around the falls as well. Just contact the park offices to set it up.

There is a fee to enter the Erawan National Park. For foreigners, ฿300 for adults and ฿150 for children. For locals, ฿100 for adults and ฿50 for children.

Address: Tha Kradan, Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi 71250
Opening hours: 8am-4pm, Daily
Contact: +66 3457 4222 | Google Maps

3. Huay Mae Khamin Waterfall (น้ำตกห้วยแม่ขมิ้น) – a quieter, underappreciated 7-tier waterfall

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Huay Mae Khamin Waterfall is another fall in Kanchanaburi. Much like Erawan Falls, there are 7 unique tiers with its own character.

We have an article on these falls here where we go over all the details, including when it’s best to visit. We think this one’s particularly good for people who prefer smaller crowds.

Address: JXQP+6JQ Unnamed Rd Mae Kra Bung, Si Sawat District, Chang Wat Kanchanaburi 71250
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: +66 3454 0316 | Google Maps

4. Phliu Waterfall (น้ำตกพลิ้ว) – fun with fish and a pyramid of love

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Phliu Waterfall is easily accessible from Chantaburi province. What makes this waterfall special is that there are tons of fish that’ll swim around in the waters.

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There’s also a pyramid (พีระมิดพระนางเรือล่ม) nearby that was built to honor King Rama IV’s queen who unfortunately died in a boating accident.

Address: G5HM+XR3, Khom Bang, Mueang Chanthaburi District, Chanthaburi 22190
Opening hours: 8.30am-5pm, Daily
Contact: +66 3943 4528 | Google Maps

5. Tham Phra Waterfall (น้ำตกถ้ำพระ) – natural waterslides

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After a short boat ride and hike, Tham Phra Waterfall offers natural waterslides that are a ton of fun.

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This one is perfect for kids or those who are still young at heart. The water’s not too steep and the waterfall not too high – just the right amount for a ton of fun.

Address: 4XRR+2Q, Sok Kam, Seka District, Bueng Kan 38220
Opening hours: 8am-5pm, Daily
Contact: +66 8 8308 1334 | Google Maps

6. Sarika Waterfall (น้ำตกสาริกา) – an easy hike perfect for picnics

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For people who aren’t as adventurous, Sarika Waterfall is a perfect spot to visit.

The trails are easy and there are plenty of facilities including food and showers. There’s even an area for picnics!

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The entrance fee is ฿40 for local adults and ฿200 for foreign adults.

Address: 8754+G49, Sarika, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Chang Wat Nakhon Nayok 26000
Opening hours: 8am-5pm, Daily
Contact: +66 8 6092 6527 | Google Maps

When is the best time to visit waterfalls in Thailand?

While there are waterfalls on this list that have water all year long, it is recommended that you visit waterfalls during the rainy season between July and October.

During this time period, there’s plenty of water. Otherwise, you might end up looking at a cliff instead of a waterfall.

Flowing water heals the soul for beginner hikers and experts alike

Thai nature is more than just beaches. Our national parks have hidden treasures in them like these waterfalls that’ll awesome for recharging your mind.

But if you’re more a city traveller, you might be interested in checking out our Phuket guide. Alternatively, if you’re having trouble dealing with the Thai summer heat, here are things you can do in Bangkok that won’t melt your skin.

Cover image adapted from: @oumiim13 via Instagram, @itisaman via Instagram, @nnewpatti via Instagram, @solo_tamm via Instagram

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