35 Best Waterfalls in Thailand - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)
Surrounded by lush greenery in the midst of national parks, a visit to the waterfalls in Thailand will enchant you. The countryside is home to over 50 majestic waterfalls, each of them more beautiful than the previous.

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While some people visit Thailand for its vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and shining concrete jungles, nature lovers tend to flock to the quieter areas where they can enjoy the tropical beauty of the nation far away from cities and their noises. 
Thailand waterfalls offer such respite from civilization and its everyday routines. There is nothing more relaxing for the mind than dipping your toes in the cool, fresh waters of a fall basin. 

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You can also go trekking and hiking, try your hand at cliff jumping, or simply celebrate a relaxing picnic near the gushing waters. Encircle by deep jungles and exotic flora, bask in the natural splendours at these destinations and feel all your worries fade away.

Here is the list of best waterfalls in Thailand:

01

Erawan Waterfall

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Erawan Waterfall

One of the most beautiful Thailand waterfalls, Erawan has 7 tiers stretched out over 1500 meters. There are a number of limestone caves nearby which offer a quiet place to relax. The first tier of the falls is easily accessible, but as you ascend, the hike gets more and more difficult.

The scenic panoramas are mesmerizing, with dense woods surrounding the falls and small cascades and pools forming everywhere. It will take you around 3 hours to explore the entire region and see all the seven tiers.

Location: Tenasserim Hills in Kanchanaburi Province

Height: 3,215 feet

Best time to visit: September to December

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Koh Luang Waterfall

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Koh Luang Waterfall

Escape the heat of the city by visiting this stunning waterfall with a large pool basin at the bottom. You can relax and cool down while enjoying the mesmerizing vistas around. Due to the limestone and stalactites, the blue-green waters of Koh Luang will make you fall in love with the canvas of nature.

The peculiar colour can be attributed to limestones and stalactite underneath the pond and it attracts tourists from all over the world. Celebrate a picnic near the falls or simply explore the woods of the National Park. Feed the small animals and experience unparalleled serenity.

Location: Tambon Ko, Amphoe Li, Chang Wat Lamphun, Thailand

Height: 20 meters

Best time to visit: May to October

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04

Man Daeng Waterfall

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Man Daeng Waterfall

A hidden gem of Thailand, Man Daeng is hidden deep within the woods and behind a rough trek of nearly 4 kilometres from the main offices of the park. However, the reward of the arduous journey, a multi-tiered fall straight out of a fairytale will make you feel glad you undertook the uphill task.

It is quite easy to lose oneself just looking at the spellbinding beauty of this wonder of nature, and since it is so difficult to get here, you can rest assured that you will not be disturbed by crowds of noisy tourists. Just you, nature, and the sound of rushing water.

Location: Kok Sathon, Dan Sai District, Loei, Thailand

Height: 45 meters

Best time to visit: June to November

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05

Pha Charoen Waterfall

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Pha Charoen Waterfall

There is no prettier sight than clear blue water flowing over smooth limestone boulders to collect into a pond at the bottom. Considered as one of the most serene waterfalls in Thailand, Pha Charoen has a spectacular 97-tiered structured and it an unforgettable sight looking at this stunning wonder of nature.

The contrast of deep green forests against the white waters is a beauty, and the sound of rushing current paired with woodland creatures will make you feel as if you have stepped into a different world altogether.

Location: Tambon Chong Khaeb, Amphoe Phop Phra

Height: 1765 meters

Best time to visit: June to November

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06

Mae Ya Waterfall

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Mae Ya Waterfall

Located in the Doi Inthanon National Park is one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Thailand. Visitors need to walk through jungles, villages, and a winding path to get to the falls, and it can be quite a rough journey.

But the sight of fresh blue water and the gushing sound will be worth it. The cool water current is big enough to be seen from afar. Since the falls are hidden from tourist crowds, you will feel as if you have stepped into a fairy tale world.

Location: Ban Luang, Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Height: 260 meters

Best time to visit: May to November

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07

Sri Dit Waterfall

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Sri Dit Waterfall

The single tier waterfall of Sri Dit looks straight out of a painting, with its curtains of water racing through rock boulders and cliffs. The falls also offer relief from the heat as there is a large pool at the bottom where you can go swimming.

Sri Dit is at its most beautiful in the rainy season, but visitors should be careful because the current can be quite strong during these months. Feel one with nature as you experience serenity and tranquillity in close proximity to the tropical jungles.

Location: Nong Mae Na, Khao Kho District, Phetchabun, Thailand

Height: 681 meters

Best time to visit: May to November

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Haew Suwat Waterfall

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Haew Suwat Waterfall

The most popular of Thailand waterfalls, Haew Suwat has become famous due to Leonardo DiCaprio's hit movie, The Beach. This treasure trove of natural beauty offers a breathtaking view of free-falling pristine waters emptying into a circular basin.

The picturesque site is at its best during the raining season when vibrant butterflies swarm around, bamboo groves tower above and the woods appear greener. Please note that you cannot swim or cliff jump here because of the local crocodile population.

Location:  Khao Yai National Park, Khorat Plateau, Pak Chong District

Height: 15-20 meters

Best time to visit: May to November

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09

Haew Narok Waterfall

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Haew Narok Waterfall

Roaring at an impressive height of 150 metres, Haew Narok is one of the largest waterfalls in Thailand. During the rainy months, the fall is at its most impressive with pristine white waters rushing from the cliff to meet the rock boulders at the bottom.

On the way to this place is a wooden footbridge which offers spellbinding views of the jungles. Broad palm trees welcome you on the trail and as you step closer, a sense of calmness engulfs you. The tiered falls offer an angelic yet powerful vista which needs to be seen to be believed.

Location: Na Hin Lat, Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand

Height: 150 meters

Best time to visit: May to November

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Hin Lat Waterfall

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Hin Lat Waterfall

A few kilometres north of Nathon Town of Samui is nestled the stunning Hin Lat Waterfall. There is a 20-minute hike to the falls and a temple is located at the base. Thai people visit the falls to get away from the heat and noise of Koh Samui and soak in the peaceful environs here.

The evergreen jungles surrounding the falls offer a perfect hideout from city life. Take a refreshing dip in the freshwater pools and enjoy being so close to nature and its splendours.

Location: Ang Thong, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

Height: 11 meters

Best time to visit: June to November

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11

Bang Pae Waterfall

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Bang Pae Waterfall

Bang Pae is one of the most popular getaway spots for locals as well as tourists. The waterfall is ideal for a recreational picnic where you can enjoy your meal looking over the spectacular sight. The cool waters, exotic surroundings, and shady trees offer a respite from the scorching heat of Phuket.

Since the falls are surrounded by lush green hills and deep woods, you can also go hiking and trekking to explore the region. A restaurant at the car park also offers delicious meals and there is a beautiful lake near the region where you can go swimming.

Location: Pa Klok, Thalang District, Phuket, Thailand

Height: 10 meters

Best time to visit: June to October

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12

Soi Sawan Waterfall

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Soi Sawan Waterfall

With water gushing 20 metres down the face of a cliff, Soi Sawan is one of the largest waterfalls in Thailand.  the falls are named so because two streams meet just above the cliffs in order to form a necklace like structure. It is a true delight to behold the sight of this tiered waterfall surrounded by lush green vegetation.

 A freshwater pool forms at the basin where you can swim till your heart desires. Photography enthusiasts will also find the spot a perfect canvas for capturing Instagram worthy shots.

Location: Na Pho Klang, Khong Chiam District, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Height: 20 meters

Best time to visit: May to October

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13

Namtok Ton Nga Chang Waterfall

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Namtok Ton Nga Chang Waterfall

Located in the wildlife sanctuary of the same name, this waterfall is just 26 kilometres from the city. There are seven levels and the most mesmerizing sites are located at the third level. Here, the feeding stream splits into two and looks like the tusks of an elephant, hence the name.

The verdant greenery and picture-perfect settings add to the serene environment where you can enjoy a moment of introspection and contemplation. Swimming in the cool and fresh pool is also highly recommended.

Location: Ton Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary, Amphoe Hat Yai, Songkhla

Height: Each tier has a height of 200 meters

Best time to visit: May to November

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14

Phliu Waterfall

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Phliu Waterfall

Nestled in the Namtok Phliu National park, the three levelled Philu is one of the most stunning waterfalls in Thailand. There is a circular pool of clear water at the bottom full of vibrant little fish and it is truly a unique experience to swim among them.

If you are travelling with family, your kids will remember this experience for a long time. Nearby attractions also include a pyramid which was built by King Rama V and a tiny yet charming chedi. You can also go hiking in the woods nearby or simply relax and take in the natural splendours around you.

Location: Philo, Laem Sing, Chanthaburi Thailand

Height: 100 meters

Best time to visit: June to October

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15

Pha Dok Siew Waterfall

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Pha Dok Siew Waterfall

Halfway to the highest peak of Thailand in Doi Inathon National Park is located the most spellbinding waterfall in the region. The picturesque vistas are only enhanced by lush green forests and lovely environment.

Visitors need to hire a guide to reach the falls as the path is quite confusing, and walking to the top can be quite exhausting, even though the journey is enjoyable. Once you reach the falls, you can shake off the exhaustion by taking a dip in the pool basin.

Location: Khun Yuam District, Chiang Wat Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Height: 80 meters

Best time to visit: June to November

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Khun Korn Waterfall

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Khun Korn Waterfall

The dramatic scenery, the verdant nature, and fantastic location of Khun Korn make it perfect getaway destination. Nestled amidst a thick bit of preserved woods, the drizzling waterfalls are a sight to behold.

During the rainy season, it can be quite cold here, so it is better to visit them during the spring season. The high mountain water is pristine and clear and looks like a gorgeous white curtain falling from the cliffs. Don’t forget to take your camera along for some unforgettable shots.

Location: Highway 1208, Mae Kon, Mueang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Height: 70 meters

Best time to visit: October to March

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Thi Lor Su Waterfall

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Thi Lor Su Waterfall

Embark on a unique journey to one of the most remote waterfalls in Thailand - Thi Lor Su. nestled deep in the Tak province, this waterfall is a perfect haven for weary souls wanting to escape the tourist crowds that plague the city.

Since the journey is quite difficult, you will find very few people here and you can enjoy the beauty of this place in peace. The deep woods completely segregate the spot from civilization, and the falls are a perfect paradise for nature lovers.

Location: Amphoe Umphang Tak Province

Height: 250 meters

Best time to visit: May to October

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18

Ton Chong Fa Waterfall

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Ton Chong Fa Waterfall

The seven cascades of Ton Chong Fa are at their most beautiful when it is the rainy season. Trekking is a popular activity here, and bird watching enthusiasts also visit to get a glimpse of the indigenous and migratory birds that visit in abundance.

Once you finish the exhausting trek to the falls, you can take a refreshing dip in the clear pong at the bottom. You can also try picnic and camping near the falls to experience the joy of falling asleep under the stars.

Location: Khuek Khak, Tambon Takua Pa, Takua Pa District, Phang-nga, Thailand

Height: 40 meters

Best time to visit: June to October

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19

Pi Tu Gro Waterfall

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Pi Tu Gro Waterfall

You have most certainly seen a picture of the heart-shaped waterfalls of Pi Tu Gro on the internet. Because of their peculiar shape and stunning beauty, people travel from far and beyond just to take a few pictures here.

 During the rainy season, the falls are surrounded by red and pink flowers that only enhance their beauty, and the flow of water from the cliff face is gorgeous to witness. Spend a few hours here just soaking in the indescribable natural splendour as you feel clean air fill up your lungs and the serene environs calm your mind.

Location: Umphang, Thailand

Height: 150 meters

Best time to visit: May to November

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20

Pam Bok Waterfall

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Pam Bok Waterfall

One of the most secluded waterfalls in Thailand, Pam Bok is a spectacular looking spot where people come to shake off their exhausted nerves and enjoy some moments of calm introspection. The rocky terrain does not appeal to regular tourists, so you will be quite alone here.

Jump from the rock boulders into the basin for a thrilling moment of fun, or simply float in the clear waters. Enjoy the peaceful nature or create your own adventure - this waterfall is a perfect blend of both.

Location: Tambon Thung Yao Amphoe Pai Chang, Wat Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Height: 10 meters

Best time to visit: May to October

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21

Wachirathan Waterfall

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Wachirathan Waterfall

The multi-tiered waterfall is located in the famous Doi Inathon National Park, and can only be reached by traversing a narrow and rocky road. Falling from an impressive height of 80 meters, the falls create a spray or mist like effect in their vicinity which can be quite a relief from heat.

Moreover, you can also see rainbows through the water spray, adding to the gorgeousness of the place. You can also visit Doi Inthanon Summit and the twin chedis when you are here.

LocationTambon Ban Luang, Amphoe Chom Thong, Chang Wat Chiang Mai, Thailand

Height
: 80 meters

Best time to visit: June to November

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22

Mork Fa Waterfall

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Mork Fa Waterfall

A visit to Mork Fa is an adventure in trekking as not only do you get to witness the unparalleled beauty of the waterfall, but also enjoy the nature trail alongside the gushing river stream.

The waterfall is located at a bit of a distance from the national park entrance, hence the walk is inevitable, but it is far from boring. Click pictures and soak in the beauty, enjoy the proximity to natural splendours and take a dip in the pool near the falls.

Location: Sop Poeng, Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Height: 100 meters

Best time to visit: May to November

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23

Phaeng Waterfall

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Phaeng Waterfall

Part of the Thansadej National Park, Phaeng is one of the most easily accessible Thailand waterfalls. The water dries up in summer, so to see the falls in full bloom, you must visit during the rainy season. The vantage point near the stop offers stunning views of the park and its lush jungles.

About three quarters of the island can be seen from the top and it is absolutely breathtaking to stand and look at the beautiful sights. If you are up for an adventure, you can also hike to Khao Ra, the highest mountain in Koh Phangan.

Location: Ko Pha-ngan, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani, Thailand

Height: 500 meters

Best time to visit: June to October

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Mae Klang Waterfall

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Mae Klang Waterfall

Upstream of Doi Inathon are the majestic falls of Mae Klang where the current is strong and mesmerizing. However, the falls are not suitable for swimming because of this. It is still worth visiting the park to witness the gorgeousness of crystal-clear white waters roaring as they crash against massive rock boulders.

Nearby tourist destinations also make it a worthwhile trip - the irrigation ditch within the park is fascinating, and the Pha Khanna paintings are a beauty to look at.

Location: Ban Luang, Chom Thong, Thailand

Height: 100 meters

Best time to visit: June to November

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25

Siriphum Waterfall

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Siriphum Waterfall

The impressive height of Siriphum is what attracts most of the tourists to this place. If you visit during November-December, you will be blessed to see the pleasing sight of purple flowers blooming in abundance alongside the falls, giving the place an otherworldly feeling.

Lush green jungles cover most of the area, but there are some clearings from where the view is simply spellbinding. You won’t find a lot of tourist crowds here, so you can enjoy your tour in peace and quiet.

Location: Ban Luang, Chom Thong, Thailand

Height: Over 100 meters

Best time to visit: May to October

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26

Saeng Chan Waterfall

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Saeng Chan Waterfall

One of the most unique falls in thailand, Saeng Chan is famous among tourists because of the one-of-a-kind phenomenon it exhibits. Instead of water falling from a cliff or a height, it spills over through a hole in a rock.

The view is especially gorgeous during rainy days around 10-11 am when the sun shines through the hole from where water is spilling, giving it a moonlike aura. Hence the name of the falls, which in Thai means moonlight waterfall.

Location:  Na Pho Klang, Thailand

Height: 150 meters

Best time to visit: June to November

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Mae Surin Waterfall

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Mae Surin Waterfall

Mae Surin is perched at a staggering height of 180 meters and is considered one of the highest waterfalls in Thailand. The falls are only accessible during the dry season because of the steep and slippery trek that goes through the Namtok Mae Surin National Park.

The falls offer an awe-inspiring sight with mixed deciduous forests and blankets of deep woods surrounding it. Several cascades of water flowing down a large area make for a must visit destination that needs to be seen to be believed.

Location: Namtok Mae Surin National Park

Height: 180 meters

Best time to visit: October to March

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28

Khlong Lan Waterfall

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Khlong Lan Waterfall

One of the most attractive tourist destinations in Khlong Lan National Park, Khampangphet, this waterfall is one of the largest in Thailand with water gushing down from a cliff 100 meters high. At the bottom, there is a freshwater pool where you can swim, and the falls themselves are surrounded by dense emerald jungles.

Locals, as well as tourists, flock here for the serene environment and to get some relief from the tropical heat of Thailand. The falls also have bathroom facilities as well as a tourist assistance centre.

Location: Khlong Lan Phatthana, Khlong Lan District, Kamphaeng Phet

Height: 100 meters

Best time to visit: September to January

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29

Karom Waterfall

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Karom Waterfall

Located just a kilometer away from the famous Khao Luang national park is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand. It is also one of the largest, considering that it has 19 levels, of which only 7 are open to tourists.

The view from the topmost accessible level is something out of a perfect painting - lush green jungles, distant city skyline, and picturesque views. The falls are surrounded by perennial plants and evergreen forests. It is best to visit this place during the rainy season, when the fall is at its full capacity.

Location: Lan Saka District, Nakhon Si Thammarat

Height: 1300 meters

Best time to visit: May to November

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Ai Khiao Waterfall

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Ai Khiao Waterfall

Ai Khiao is a nine levelled, spellbinding waterfall originating from Khao Luang. Surrounded by deep woods and lush jungles, the place is a haven for nature lovers and weary souls wanting to get away from civilization.

There is nothing to do here but enjoy the wonders of nature, soaking in the sheer natural beauty. Both sides of the falls are surrounded by betel gardens which are a beauty to behold. The entire region of Khao Luang is best viewed from Ai Khiao, also known as Nai Khiao.

Location: Thon Hong, Phrom Khiri District, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Height: 100 meters

Best time to visit: June to November

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31

Khlong Chak Waterfall

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Khlong Chak Waterfall

Tucked away on the southern tip of Koh Lanta, Khlong Chak is a stunning waterfall located amidst the dense jungles of Thailand. To get to the falls, you need to hike through the jungle, but the journey is totally worth it.

When you reach the destination, a private swimming pool awaits you where you can shake off the exhaustion of the journey. During the rainy season, the falls are a spectacular sight to behold with crystal clear water gushing down to crash against the rock boulders.

Location: Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta District, Krabi, Thailand

Height: 269 meters

Best time to visit: May to October

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Kaeng Sopha Waterfall

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Kaeng Sopha Waterfall

The 2-tier waterfall of Kaeng Sopha offers different settings depending on when you are visiting. During summers, the region is perfect for hiking and trekking due to the rocky nature of the terrain, whereas in the rainy season, the falls are at their most gorgeous and most visitors prefer to spend some time relaxing near the basin.

The scenic vistas are mesmerizing and the serene environment will make you fall in love with this place. Enjoy bathing in the mist and feel the exhaustion from travelling drain away as soon as you get here.

Location: Phitsanulok, Thailand

Height: 32 meters

Best time to visit: June to October

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Mae Sa Waterfall

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Mae Sa Waterfall

The 8 cascades of Mae Sa constitute one of the most impressive Thailand waterfalls. Families flock here on weekends to celebrate picnics and spend time with each other. Streets vendors crowd the place selling local delicacies and it can get noisy.

That may not sound appealing to most people, but the sheer unmatched beauty of the falls drowns out everything else and makes the place definitely worth a visit. Surrounded by rainforests, it is easy to forget everyone else if you set up shop a little deeper in the woods.

Location: Chiang Mai

Height: 9-10 cascades, 100-500 meters apart from each other

Best time to visit: May to October

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