Written by Dawn Pillay

Welcome to Thailand, the Land of Smiles the Land of Waterfalls.

We went on a journey to see exactly how many waterfalls  there were in Thailand, and were blown away to find at least 44 and still counting!

Trivia: The Thai word ‘Namtok’ (น้ำตก) means waterfall.

From a waterfall that looks like an undiscovered ancient Mayan paradise, complete with a fairy lagoon (Thi Lor Su Waterfall, Tak)

…to a waterfall with a cold water geyser (Nang Rong Waterfall, Nakhon Nayok)…

…a waterfall jacuzzi (Soi Sawan Waterfall, Ubon Ratchathani)

…and the hot spring waterfall (Hot Spring Waterfall, Krabi) – this must be Thailand at its most magical.

For lovers of waterfalls and/or adventure, how’s this for more additions to your bucket list?

Adventure your way around Thailand through its magnificent waterfalls, and all 24 places to find them!

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1. Loei (6 hours from Khao Yai, Northeastern Thailand)

The vibrant waterfall surrounded by red maple leaves – Khun Pong Waterfall

Located in Phu Kradueng National Park, Kun Pong Waterfall’s unique beauty comes from the red maple tree leaves during the cooler months. It’s also the biggest waterfall in the park, and worth a visit when you’re in the area.

Photo Via 9MotPhotography

Khun Pong Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Getting there: Coordinates here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm

2. Khao Lak (2 hours from Phuket, Southern Thailand)

2-a. It’s the rainbow waterfall! – Sai Rung Waterfall

Sai Rung Waterfall, also known as Rainbow Waterfall is a great place to have a picnic and a swim during the day.

If you’ve ever dreamt of a romantic candlelit dinner by a jungle waterfall, check with Sarojin Khao Lak. It’s unbearably romantic and a few lucky couples have had their proposals here!

2-b. Enjoy a free fish spa – Ton Chong Fa Waterfall

Want to go for a fish spa? This 5-tier waterfall is where you’ll find a free fish spa when you wade into the small pool of water at the side of the track leading to the waterfall. Once you arrive at the top of the track, you’ll find the main pool where you can swim, with more pools available around!

Photo Via Shelly_Wisn

2-c. The waterfall with a natural (big) swimming pool near the beach – Lampi Waterfall

Popular with Thai families, this 3-tier waterfall is great for swimming with a main pool that’s wide and deep. It’s also near Thai Mueang Turtle Farm and Thai Mueang Beach which has nice beachfront restaurants!

Photo Via Tia_Nz_

Sai Rung Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: From USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Khuekkhak, Takua Pa District, Phang-nga 82190, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinate here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

Ton Chong Fa Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: From USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Khuek Khak, Tambon Takua Pa, Takua Pa District, Phang-nga, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinate here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

Lampi Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: From USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Thai Mueang, Thai Mueang District, Phang-nga 82120, Thailand
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm
Getting there: Coordinate here


3.Tak (3 hours from Chiang Mai, Western Thailand)

3-a. It’s so otherworldly with a secret lagoon – Thi Lor Su Waterfall

Looking very much like an undiscovered ancient waterfall paradise with a secret fairy lagoon, Thi Lor Su has been said to be one of the biggest waterfalls in Thailand due to the combined amount of falling water. It has also been said that it’s the 6th largest waterfall in the world!

In the rainy season, this waterfall roars down 400m long and 200m tall cliffs, and changes into an otherworldly peaceful waterfall with serene pools to swim in.

Photo Via Best.Shooots

3-b. Instagrammable with a natural pool – Pha Charoen Waterfall

This instagrammable limestone waterfall features 97 tiers with a 50m drop into a natural pool great for wading into.

Photo Via Kazuto_Kushida

3-c. The magnificent heart waterfall – Pi Tu Gro Waterfall

This magnificent-looking waterfall is imposingly tall and can be intimidating, but its super cute name more than makes up for it. Pi Tu Gro Waterfall is also known as The Heart Waterfall, since the falls looks like it flows in the shape of a heart from a distance.

Photo Via Crazyredpiggy, Tonson_Ketsarin

Thi Lor Su Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: 20 Baht (per person), 30 Baht (per car)
Address: Thi Lo Su Waterfall, Mae Chan, Umphang District, Tak 63170, Thailand
Getting there: From Amphoe Umphang, follow the Umphang – Mae Sot route and take a left turn at Km 161 (Ban Mae Klong Mai) to De Lo Pass or the “Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary” checkpoint for 30 km. Visitors should use a pick-up truck or a four-wheel drive car which has high performance. (During the rainy season, it is impossible for a car to access the sanctuary.) From the car park and campground complex, walk across a wide open grassy area towards an entrance gate with kiosk where the grassy area starts giving way to trees again. Pay the admission to continue, then walk along a trail that’s a mix of concrete and boardwalk for about 30 minutes. The trail is somewhat narrow, so take your time to walk carefully. Coordinate here
Contact: 055-514-341/2/3
Website

Pha Charoen Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $3 / 100 Baht
Address: Chong Kaep, Phrop Phra District, Tak 63160, Thailand
Getting there: A spectacular 97-tiered waterfall is located between kilometers 36 and 37 on Highway 1090. To enter the site, turn left at approximately km. 36-37 markers to a dirt road off of the highway and proceed for another 700 meters to reach the site. Coordinate here
Contact: 055-577-590
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm
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Pi Tu Gro Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $3 / 100 Baht
Address: Umphang, Tak
Getting there: Coordinate here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

4. Ubon Ratchathani (7 hours from Khao Yai, Northeastern Thailand)

4-a. Fancy a magical bath in the moonlight – Saeng Chan Waterfall

With so many gorgeous waterfalls on the list, it’s difficult to choose the most magical one – but Saeng Chan Waterfall comes close to the top. Instead of flowing off rocks, the water flows through a hole in the rocks. When the sun shines through the flow of water, it looks just like a magical beam of moonlight!

Photo Via Sadoodta

4-b. The waterfall that gives you the best of both worlds – Huay Luang Waterfall

It’s 45m tall and has a sandy beach below. If you’ve ever thought of combining a visit to the beach and a waterfall, Huay Luang Waterfall might be just what you’re looking for.

Photo Via Efz_Ynwa, Zukiberry

4-c. Waterfall jacuzzis just for you – Soi Sawan Waterfall

Soi Sawan Waterfall means ‘Waterfall Paradise’ when directly translated! One thing that’s unique and pretty incredible about it, are the holes in the natural pool below where the water cascades to. These little bathing holes make fun jungle jacuzzis and offer the perfect photo op too!

Photo Via Chelsey_Dunham,-Esspanu,-Aephon

Saeng Chan Waterfall
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Address: Na Pho Klang, Khong Chiam District, Ubon Ratchathani 34220, Thailand
Getting there: Take Highway 2134 and followed by Highway 2112 then turn right to the entrance. (Coordinates here)
Opening hours: Daily from 6am to 6pm
Website

Huay Luang Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: From USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Na Chaluai, Na Chaluai District, Ubon Ratchathani 34280, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinates here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

Soi Sawan Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: From USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Na Pho Klang, Khong Chiam District, Ubon Ratchathani 34220, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinates here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm

5. Lamphun (30 minutes from Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand)

Take photos with stalactites and stalagmites in the lime caves here – Koh Luang Waterfall

Featuring 7 tiers, Koh Luang Waterfall is a fun spot to visit, with its water originating from lime streams coming from the lime caves nearby. To have more fun, check out the stalactites and stalagmites in the lime caves, and don’t forget to take photos!

Photo Via Alasters

Koh Luang Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Li, Li, Lamphun 51110 Thailand
Getting there: Coordinate here
Contact: +665354 6336
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 4pm

6. Nakhon Si Thammarat (5 hours from Phuket, Southern Thailand)

6-a. The waterfall for Kings and royalty – Karom Waterfall

Featuring 19 levels, Karom Waterfall has a royal history where Thai Kings and other royal members have loved visiting this peaceful and serene spot. There’s even the initials of King Rama V and King Rama VI carved here!

Photo Via SKY Report CH3, Chaleegul, Queensudsai

6-b. It’s so beautiful, it’s on the 1000 Baht note! – Krung Ching Waterfall

Only accessible after trakking 8km through Khao Luang National Park, Krung Ching Waterfall consists of 7 tiers. The 2nd tier is accordingly the most beautiful so much so it’s on the 1000 Baht note, while travellers can walk on the rocks at the 7th tier.

There is a wooden viewing platform on the 7th tier and a pool with fish to swim in. Do note that there will be some dangerous currents, so only go in if you’re a good swimmer.

Photo Via Mxxmmxx,-Vee_Memo

6-c. The secret jungle waterfall – Ai Khiao Waterfall

With over 100 tiers of flowing waters, travellers can only reach up to 9 of these tiers.

Ai Khiao waterfall flows over 100 tiers, but tourists can reach only nine of them. It’s a beautiful waterfall that looks like it belongs in a secret jungle.

Photo Via Risdaris

Karom Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $6 / 200 Baht (adults); USD $3 / 100 Baht (kids)
Address: Khao Kaeo, Lan Saka District, Nakhon So Thammarat 80230, Thailand
Getting there: Take Highway No. 4016, then turn left onto Highway No. 4015 for 20 kilometres, and the entrance to the waterfall will be on the right. You’ll need a car to get there, before hiking the rest of the way there. It is recommended to hire a car with a local driver, or join a tour to have a proper guide. Coordinate here
Contact: 0 7534 6515-6
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 4pm
Website

Krung Ching Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $6 / 200 Baht (adults); USD $3 / 100 Baht (kids) – for entry to Khao Luang National Park
Address: Krung Ching, Nopphitam District, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80160, Thailand
Getting there: Located in Khao Luang National Park, you’ll have to ride a scooter, or get a car to get closer to the waterfall, before hiking the rest of the way there. It is recommended to hire a car with a local driver, or join a tour to have a proper guide. Coordinate here
Contact: +66 90 321 5946
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 3pm

Ai Khiao Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $6 / 200 Baht
Address: PhromKhiri district, west of Nakhon Si Thammarat downtown
Getting there: Get there via the Nakhon – NopPitham route (Highway 4016) for about 25 kilometers. It is 4 kilometers away from PhromKhiri district office. Visitors should head west along the Nakhon – NopPitham route, there are signs “The Entrance to Ai KhiaoWaterfall” guiding you to the destination. You’ll need a car to get there, before hiking the rest of the way there. It is recommended to hire a car with a local driver, or join a tour to have a proper guide. Coordinate here
Opening hours: Daily from 8.30am to 4.30pm
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7. Phitsanulok (5 hours from Bangkok, Lower Northern Thailand)

The Niagara Falls of Thailand with a constantly transforming landscape – Kaeng Sopha Waterfall

Some call this the Niagara Falls of Thailand. It’s a humongous waterfall featuring 2-tiers and steep cliffs with a landscape that transforms with the seasons!

Photo Via Gv_Travel,-Mayarmoussa

Kaeng Sopha Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Khek, Tambon Kaeng Sopha, Amphoe Wang Thong, Chang Wat Phitsanulok 65220, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinate here
Contact: 0 5525 2742-3
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm
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8. Kanchanaburi (2 hours from Bangkok, Western Thailand)

8-a. The mythical emerald falls – Erawan Waterfall

This waterfall is as mythical as its name, with 7 incredible tiers of flowing water and surreal emerald pools to bask in. Named after the three-headed white elephant deity in Hindu mythology, a trip to Kanchanaburi is not complete without a visit to Erawan Waterfall.

Photo Via Doyoutravel, Livingnomads

8-b. It’s remote with hardly anyone! – Huay Mae Kamin Waterfall (Chatkaew Falls)

Interestingly, Huai Mae Khamin is another seven-tier waterfall similar to Erawan Waterfall – with water flowing down 1.8km of a bamboo and banyan tree hill. It’s more remote and quite hidden, so this is the place to go if you want the waterfall all to yourself!

Photo Via Ninology, Thailandinsider

8-c. Peaceful and soothing with a watery rock floor – Sai Yok Noi Waterfall

Also known as Namtok Khao Pung which means crumbled mountain, this waterfall is known for its peaceful ambience. Water flows from the top of the mountain and falls down 15m creating a soothing mist, then flowing over the rocks where people are able to walk, before descending into a pool.

We’ve heard a fellow traveller say “Thank God I did not waterFALL down”, so do be careful when you’re standing on the watery rocky ledge!

Photo Via Lucieworldcitizen, Aeron_Mag, Algenibmee

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Erawan Waterfall
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Entrance fees/price: USD $9 / approx. 300 Baht
Address: Tha Kradan Sub-district Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi
Getting there: Visitors may take a bus from the Kanchanaburi Bus Terminal to the waterfall, which departs every 50 minutes between 8 am to 5.20pm The journey takes 1.5 hours. Coordinate here
Contact: 0 3457 4222, 0 3457 4234, 081 914 8791
Opening hours: Daily from 7am to 4.30pm
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Huay Mae Kamin Waterfall (Chatkaew Falls)
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Entrance fee/price: USD $6 / 200 Baht (adults); USD $3 / 100 Baht (kids)
Address: Tambon Mae Kra Bung, Amphoe Si Sawat, Chang Wat Kanchanaburi 71250, Thailand.
Getting there: There’s no public transport here, it is recommended to hire a car with a local driver or join a tour to get here. Coordinate here
Contact: +66 90 000 0000
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm

Sai Yok Noi Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $9 / 300 Baht (adults); USD $6 / 200 Baht (kids)
Address: Sai Yok, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand
Getting there: It’s located 2km from Nam Tok Train Station, it’s recommended to hire a car with a local driver or join a tour to get here. (The best time to visit is during rainy season between July to October) Coordinate here
Contact: +66 34 686 024
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm

9. Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand)

9-a. This waterfall is unbelievably huge! – Mae Ya Waterfall

One of the most fascinating waterfalls we’ve found in Thailand, Mae Ya Waterfall takes it to a whole new level. It’s huge at approximately 260m tall and up to 100m wide! This means layers and layers of streaming water cascading down a huge mossy mountainside. It looks right out of a movie!

Photo Via Boby_Bo

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9-b. The hidden waterfall with a bamboo bridge – Pha Dok Siew Waterfall

Located at Doi Inthanon Park, Pha Dok Siew is quite literally known as The Hidden Waterfall. It requires your to trek 2 hours in order to get there! It’s majestic up close, and there’s a bamboo bridge to cross past the waterfall, which is an experience in itself.

Photo Via Bigbig.Galz_Neptune,-Windslow5

9-c. The local waterfall pool to swim in – Mae Sa Waterfall

It’s local with mostly young Thai families visiting the area, Mae Sa Waterfall is a great place to go to for fun photos and a few hours of swimming. There’s a picturesque cascade where you can take photos of yourself under or behind the wall of water, and pools to swim in.

Do be careful as we’ve heard that some of the pools can get a little deep.

Photo Via Fiatzspittaz, Nad.Mse

Mae Ya Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $6 / 200 Baht
Address: Mae Ya Waterfall, Doi Inthanon National Park, Chom Thong, Chiang Mai 50160 Thailand
Getting there: Located in Doi Inthanon National Park, you’ll have to ride a scooter, or get a car to get closer to the waterfall, before hiking the rest of the way there. It is recommended to hire a car with a local driver, or join a tour to have a proper guide. Coordinate here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

Pha Dok Siew Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $6 / 200 Baht
Getting there: Pha Dok Siew Waterfall is located in Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai. You will have to hike for 15-20 minutes to reach the waterfall. We highly recommend joining a tour or getting a guide to guide you to it. Coordinate here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

Mae Sa Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $6 / 200 Baht
Address: Highway 1096, Tambon Mae Raem, Amphoe Mae Rim, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand
Getting there: Located in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, you’ll have to ride a scooter, or get a car to get closer to the waterfall, before hiking the rest of the way there. It is recommended to hire a car with a local driver, or join a tour to have a proper guide. Coordinate here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

10. Chaiyaphum (4 hours from Bangkok, Northeastern Thailand)

Swim away in a lovely lagoon – Tat Ton Waterfall

The best waterfall in Tat Ton National Park, this waterfall is breathtaking especially during the rainy season. It’s 7m high and 50m wide and features a stone platform with waters flowing into a natural lagoon for swimming!

Photo Via Rj Lobitos

Tat Ton Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Highway 2051 , Tha Hin Ngom , 36000 Mueang Chaiyaphum , Chaiyaphum, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinates here
Contact: +66 44 853 293
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm
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11. Mae Hong Son (5 hours from Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand)

The highest waterfall in Thailand – Mae Surin Waterfall

At 80m high, Mae Surin Waterfall is considered to be the highest waterfall in Thailand. Strongly cascading down the mountain peak, this is truly a sight to see! We’ve also heard that winter is the best time to visit since the water level during summer can be too high for accessibility.

Photo Via Dlucaa, Borjalonso22

Mae Surin Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $6 / 200 Baht (adults); USD $3 / 100 Baht (kids)
Address: Highway No.108 via Mae Sariang, 37 kilometres from Khun Yuam district.
Getting there: Take the Mae Chaem road out of Khun Yuam (Route 1263) and after some 15 kilometres you’ll see a well signposted turn off to the left for Mae Surin National Park and the Bua Thong sunflower fields. The sunflower fields are at the 12 kilometre point and the entrance to the park is another four kilometres further along the same road.  Coordinate here
Contact: 0 5361 2996, 08 1724 7274, 0 2562 0760
Opening hours: Daily from 6am to 6pm
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12. Koh Samui (Southern Thailand)

12-a. Picturesque and dreamlike with a waterfall temple – Hin Lad Waterfall

Walk 30 minutes down a jungle trail to Hin Lad Waterfall with its freshwater pool and several cascading levels. Swim, chill or enjoy a picnic, the falls’ surroundings are known for its gorgeous flora and fauna. Wat Namtok (Waterfall Temple)  is also nearby with its adjacent garden for your to explore.

Photo Via Maxim_Dvl, Surzhikova, Gpautz

12-b. Swim in natural pools bathed in gold – Namuang Waterfall 1 & 2

Get two waterfalls in one visit, Namuang Waterfall 1 & 2 are situated in Namuang Safari Park and are located a short 30 minute walk away from each other.

Namuang Waterfall 1 is 18m high with a natural pool to swim and relax in, while Namuang Waterfall 2 is 80m high with a pool at the bottom and the top of the falls – and both a swimmable. The best time to visit is in the noon when sunlight shines through the canopy and coats everything in ethereal gold.

Photo Via Emmacwall, Felix Navarro Guirado

12-c. A beautiful private spot that’s great for photographers – Wang Sao Thong Waterfall

Best when seen during the rainy season (where there’s enough water flow), Wang Sao Thong is super secluded with 2 levels and a natural pool at the bottom. The lack of crowds and beauty of this private spot makes it one that’s great for photographers!

Photo Via Jussimk, Polinaismagilova

Hin Lad Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: Free!
Address: At the end of Route 4172 Ang Thong, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
Getting there: You’ll need a car to get there, before hiking the rest of the way there. It is recommended to hire a car with a local driver, or join a tour to have a proper guide.
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm

Namuang Waterfall 1 & 2
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Entrance fee/price: Free! However, beware of some of the local ‘guides’ trying to ask for money for access or assistance.
Address: Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
Getting there: From Nathon, drive south-east along 4169 Highway Ring Road for 11 km. Look out for signs to NaMuang Falls and turn left. The entrance to the falls is approx 1km up this road. (Namuang Waterfall 2 is 30 minute walk from Namuang Waterfall 1. Simply follow the signs to get there!) Coordinate here
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm

Wang Sao Thong Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: Free!
Address: Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
Getting there: Wang Sao Thong Waterfall is located near Namuang Waterfall. At the road there is a plate-pointer, you can’t miss it. There’s also an impromptu parking, 20 baht for a place for a motorbike. In order to see the waterfall you will have to go down. (Coordinates here)
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm

13. Khao Yai (3 hours from Bangkok, Central Thailand)

13-a. A lovely waterfall situated in the heart of Khao Yai National Park – Haew Suwat Waterfall

Only 2 hours from Bangkok, this limestone waterfall is fun to explore, and has a pool where travellers can swim in. There’s also a small cave under the waterfall to duck into, to get some fun photos!

Photo Via Bik.Kilouy

13-b. A dramatically high waterfall that will impress you – Haew Narok

Another waterfall located within Khao Yai National Park, Haew Narok features 3 tiers stretching to 150m high! It’s pretty impressive and will wow you up close.

Photo Via Krisrepublik

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Haew Suwat Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: 400 Baht / USD $11.30 (Adults), 200 Baht / USD $5.70 (Children)
Address: Hin Tung, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinates here
Getting around: 1. If you are driving, you can easily navigate in the Khao Yai National Park with the help of maps obtained at the entrance of the national park. 2. If you don’t have your own vehicle or if you want to maximise your chances of wildlife encounters, it would be better to hire a local guided tour with driver service. 3. Otherwise, the more adventurous ones might choose to hitchhike from checkpoint to checkpoint.

Haew Narok
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Entrance fee/price: 400 Baht / USD $11.30 (Adults), 200 Baht / USD $5.70 (Children)
Address: Hin Tung, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinates here
Getting around: 1. If you are driving, you can easily navigate in the Khao Yai National Park with the help of maps obtained at the entrance of the national park. 2. If you don’t have your own vehicle or if you want to maximise your chances of wildlife encounters, it would be better to hire a local guided tour with driver service. 3. Otherwise, the more adventurous ones might choose to hitchhike from checkpoint to checkpoint.

14. Nakhon Nayok (30 minutes from Khao Yai!)

The only waterfall with a cold water geyser! – Nang Rong Waterfall

This waterfall features 3 cascading levels with lovely drop pools in between. It might be a little crazy, but there’s a little waterfall ‘geyser’ with cool water spouting upwards!

Photo Via Yusuke_Kajitani

Best to visit during the rainy season, the water is cool and great to relax in. Also, there are some restaurants at the bottom of the falls where you’ll be able to dig into authentic Thai food!

Photo Via Liialovve, Sapooky

Nang Rong Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: From USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Na Hin Lat, Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok 26000, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinate here
Contact: +66 83 679 9883
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm
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15. Hat Yai (7 hours from Phuket, Southern Thailand)

One of the most beautiful falls in Southern Thailand – Ton Nga Chang Waterfall

When directly translated, Ton Nga Chang means “Elephant tusks”. This 7-tier waterfall features 2 split streams on the 3rd level which locals have dubbed the elephant tusks. It’s beautiful and a fun adventure for those visiting Hat Yai.

Photo Via Huafoo_Traveller, Bamang08

Namtok Ton Nga Chang Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: From USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Ton Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary, Amphoe Hat Yai, Songkhla
Getting there: By driving, follows the Hat Yai – Rattaphum Road for 13 kilometres then turn left at Ban Hu Rae for another 13 kilometres. One can also hire the tuk-tuk or minibus from the fresh market (Talat Sot Thetsaban Hat Yai) at 300-400 Baht which will take 2-3 hours to the waterfall.  Coordinates here
Contact: 074-231-055, 074-238-518, 074-243-747
Opening hours: Daily from 8am-5pm

16. Kamphaeng Phet (4.5 hours from Bangkok, Lower Northern Thailand)

A giant waterfall that with small shrines – Khlong Lan Waterfall

This giant waterfall is 100m tall and 40m wide, and features a drop pool that isn’t safe for swimming due to the turbulence of the water. However, it’s an interesting location where trees are wrapped with colourful cloth with small shrines scattered around. Buddhist monks can be seen visiting the falls and its shrines.

Photo Via Benjo.Hilario

Khlong Lan Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: From USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Khlong Lan Phatthana, Khlong Lan District, Kamphaeng Phet 62180, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinates here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am-5pm

17. Krabi (3 hours from Phuket, Southern Thailand)

17-a. Relax and recuperate here! – Hot Spring Waterfall

Despite the high temperatures of the water, Hot Spring Waterfall is a surprisingly relaxing and serene place to spend an early morning. Arriving in the morning will enable you to beat the crowd, and allow you to enjoy the water during the cooler part of the day. The springs are worth the relaxation and recuperation your body needs!

Photo Via Wzylouisey

17-b. The major waterfall in Krabi, great for the adventurous – Huay Toh Waterfall

Park of Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, this waterfall is most beautiful during the rainy season between August and October. There are approximately 11 tiers with different pools in each level!

You will be able to reach up to the 3rd level, but the other levels are for the more adventurous (or active). Regardless, from any angle and level, you’ll still be able to get those gorgeous photos!

Photo Via Manno.Notermans

Read more: Beyond just a beachside town: 17 Adventures in Krabi that will ignite your wanderlust

Hot Spring Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $2.60 / approx. 90 Baht
Address: Khlong Thom Nuea, Khlong Thom District, Krabi 81120, Thailand. Coordinate here
Contact: +66 87 889 5600
Opening hours: Daily from 7am to 5pm

Huay Toh Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $6 / 200 Baht
Address: Thab Prik, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinate here
Contact: +66 93 771 7643
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

18. Chanthaburi (4 hours from Bangkok, Eastern Thailand)

18-a. The 16-tier waterfall that’s great for birdwatching – Khao Soi Dao Waterfall

Travellers who’ve been here recommend that any visitors should make sure to go all the way up to level 9 and 10 of this waterfall.

This is where a natural phenomenon can be witnessed where water collects in a pool then falls all the way down to the lower levels. You’ll feel like you’re standing right on top of the waterfall, instead of seeing it from below. (We’ve also heard that this is a fantastic place to go birdwatching!)

Photo Via Ploycadet

18-b. Swim with the fish and visit a royal memorial – Phliu Waterfall

Phliu Waterfall is a massive waterfall that features 3 levels, and a pool of clear water for swimming with the fish. There are interesting places to explore nearby like a small chedi and a loving memorial pyramid built by King Rama V for his first consort.

Photo Via Apirukboonmee, Jjconnect, Ganchan_Sriracha

Khao Soi Dao Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Sai Khao, Soi Dao District, Chanthaburi 22180, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinate here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

Phliu Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: อุทยานแห่งชาติ น้ำตก พลิ้ว ต พลิ้ว อ แหลม สิงห์, Chanthaburi 22190, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinate here
Contact: +66 39 434 528
Opening hours: Daily from 7.30am to 6pm

19. Phuket (Southern Thailand)

19-a. Finding tranquility in bustling Phuket – Bang Pae Waterfall

At the 16m Bang Pae Waterfall, local families usually enjoy picnics and refreshing swims in the waterfall pool. It’s great for families since the journey there isn’t too arduous for kids. Another plus point is that it’s near the Gibbon Rehabilitation Center, which is another fun activity for the family!

Photo Via TripCanvas, Mariachiskela

19-b. Take a relaxing bath – Kathu Waterfall

One of the most famed waterfalls in Phuket, Kathu Waterfalls is best visited in the morning. It’s fantastic for cooling off and communing with nature. Take a dip and enjoy a natural fresh water shower! You’ll enjoy the cold water especially during the unbearable heat of the summer season in Thailand.

Photo Via Muhamed_Waheed

19-c. Enjoy your private waterfall pool in Phuket – Ton Ao Yon Waterfall

It’s secluded and hidden in the jungle, and getting there is not a simple task due to the rocky terrain. However, travellers who choose to come here will enjoy the shallow bathing pools that remain largely private (only known to locals!)

Photo Via Toay_Et, Meud_Pa

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Bang Pae Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $6 / 200 Baht
Address: Pa Klok, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 4.30pm

Kathu Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $6 / 200 Baht
Address:
Kathu, Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand. (Coordinates here)
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm

Ton Ao Yon Waterfall
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Address: Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

20. Koh Lanta (2 hours from Krabi, Southern Thailand)

Explore a colourful waterfall and its cave – Khlong Chak Waterfall

Take a short jungle trek and find yourself at the colourful Khlong Chak Waterfall. Featuring red sand at the bottom of the waterfall pool featuring clear waters, it’s a great bathing spot amidst the jungle.

Walk along the trail leading from the waterfall, and you’ll reach Khlong Chak Cave, also known as Bat Cave that’s fun to check out too.

Photo Via Mallevanska, Dom_Mjjllr

Khlong Chak Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta District, Krabi 81150, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinates here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

21. Rayong (1 hour from Pattaya, Eastern Thailand)

Swim in crystal clear water with varieties of fish – Khao Chamao Waterfall (or Khlong Nam Sai Waterfall)

Fancy a swim in a crystal clear waterfall with 7 tiers stretching up to 3km, leading into a pond called Wang Matcha where you’ll find brook carp and other fish varieties? Namtok Khao Chamao or Namtok Khlong Nam Sai features water so clear that many varieties of fish can be seen from the sides of the pool!

Photo Via View_Kanjanat, Pueng28skr

Read more: There’s more to Pattaya than you ever knew: 23 hidden attractions around the Chonburi region!

Khao Chamao Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: อำเภอ แกลง ระยอง 21110, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinates here
Contact: +66 3802 0510, +66 3889 4378
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm
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22. Ranong (5 hours from Phuket, Southern Thailand)

The secret waterfall with a deep rock pool – Punyaban Waterfall

It’s a secret waterfall hidden in a forest surrounded by mountain views, Punyaban Waterfall features 3 tiers with 20m high falls! There’s a deep pool to lounge in, but do be careful not to slip in the slippery rocks on the bottom. In the area, there even is a tea and souvenir shop, along with a pavilion for travellers to rest at.

Photo Via Januaryitoon

Punyaban Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Sai Daeng, Mueang Ranong District, Ranong 85130, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinates here
Contact: +66 99 401 8970
Opening hours: Daily from 8.30am to 4.30pm

23. Sri Phang Nga (3 hours from Phuket, Southern Thailand)

Swim with large fish in the forest – Tam Nang Waterfall

Surrounded by lush forests, Tam Nang Waterfall features a roaring torrent of water flowing into lower pools with large fish. Swim with the fish and enjoy your day in the forest!

Photo Via Petiine, Pang_Pkru, Matrixtion

Tam Nang Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Bang Wan, Khura Buri District, Phang-nga 82150, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinate here
Contact: Bang Wan, Khura Buri District, Phang-nga 82150, Thailand
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 4.30pm

24. Koh Chang (6 hours from Pattaya, Eastern Thailand)

Follow the winding forest road to the cascades! – Klong Plu Waterfall

Go down a winding forest road and follow the path by the river. It’s a 15 minute walk to Klong Plu Waterfall, where you’ll find cascading falls and a big pool to have a swim in! If you’re lucky, you may even get to swim with elephants, when the locals bring them down for a bath.

Photo Via Clonio, Vans_Crezzy, Sapphyglam

Editor’s Note: Elephant trekking/rides are available in the vicinity, but we strongly advocate against elephant rides.

Riding elephants can cause serious long term harm as their spines are not made to support the weight of humans. Do try to avoid taking a ride as it is actually harmful to these magnificent animals.

Klong Plu Waterfall
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Entrance fee/price: USD $3-6 / 100-200 Baht
Address: Ko Chang, Ko Chang, Trat, Thailand
Getting there: Coordinates here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 4pm

Phew, this was almost mission impossible, but we made it! 24 places around Thailand to find great waterfalls – no matter where you travel in Thailand!

Do let us know if you’ve visited any of these waterfalls in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.

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With a boheme outlook on life, Dawn loves exploring and immersing herself in all sorts of weird and wonderful adventures. Coupled with a persevering fondness for sharing all her quirky finds, Dawn has a passion for documenting her adventures through her photos and writing. When not busy working away on her MacBook, you will find Dawn going on more adventures, or simply cuddling up to her darling cat, Nyx.