The Thai Waterfalls

The Thai Waterfalls

#Thailand offers endless opportunities for the #active traveler. The Erawan National Park is home to a network of 6 impressive #waterfalls that cascade into each other. It's the main reason people come up this way, but not everyone goes to the top. Of course, I had to climb up to #explore.


Erawan National Park, Thailand

Thailand’s Erawan National Park is the highest of the waterfalls within its boundary, which is said to resemble the mythical three-headed elephant, Erawan. 

the highest of the waterfalls within its boundary, which is said to resemble the mythical three-headed elephant, Erawan

Cascading down from there, the water passes through six more falls – none of which are named after imaginary animals.

The Waterfalls

The waterfalls are about an hour’s drive from Kanchanaburi, a town to the west of Bangkok on the way to the Myanmar border. The highlight of the park, and the reason most people visit, are the waterfalls.

The highlight of the park, and the reason most people visit, are the waterfalls
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Erawan Falls & River Kwai Tour

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A track about two kilometres long takes you from the first one up to the seventh. It winds through the forest, crossing over bridges, and occasionally hiding playfully, forcing you to clamber over rocks.

The Famed Waterfalls of Erawan National Park

Only the dedicated and foolhardy (guilty as charged!) bother to go all the way to the top. There are plenty of good reasons to stop along the way.

More than half of the seven waterfalls have beautiful calm and azure pools to swim in. There are also a few pleasant areas to rest for a picnic, but not after the second waterfall because the authorities won’t let you take your food past there. They’re worried about rubbish in the national park. “No food!”

More than half of the seven waterfalls have beautiful calm and azure pools to swim in
Swimming in the Waterfalls

Thankfully I had no food with me. But I did have to pay a deposit to take a water bottle up (refundable on proof you’ve brought it back down with you).

In case you have no plans to visit Erawan National Park soon, or in case you don’t want to abandon your food, I thought I would share some photos of the trip up the track.

The Waterfalls Stretch About 2 Kilometres
Clear, Turquoise Waters 
A Dash of Colour
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As Natural as it Gets, Fish in Their Habitat
As Natural as it Gets, 
From the First to the Seventh; you Must go Around the Forest to see Where the Waterfalls Lead


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