KOH CHANG WATERFALLS
The high peaks and steep mountains of fertile rainforest create spectacular waterfalls, 5 on Koh Chang and 2 others on Koh Kood.
Klong Plu Waterfall is the best known waterfall due to its accessibiilty. Located at Klong Prao it is only a 20 minutes hike along a stream. The first of the 3-level fall is 10 meter tall with a huge pool in front. Visitors just cannot resist plunging into the refreshing pool.
Than Mayom Waterfall is a 4-level waterfall behind the Koh Chang Marine National Park office on the northeast section of Koh Chang. A 400 meter walk, also around 20 minutes, along paved concrete and a durian orchard leads you to the fall. Here, comping is safe. Tents can be rented from the national park office at 200 to 500 Baht depending on size. Restrooms and food stalls are available. Swimming is allowed and the sunrise can be a real treat.
To the north is Klong Nonsi, a smaller waterfall with several cascades. The one-hour, 3 Kms (from Ban Dan Mai) trail is more challenging.
The 7-level Kiriphet Waterfall is about 2 Kms from Salak Petch. During the rainy season. It looks more like a 2-storey fall of 5 meters each with a pool at level one. The Salak Petch Foresty office located nearby can lend a helping hand. Also located at Salak Petch.
Klong Nueng Waterfall is the tallest waterfall with a chest-deep pond in front. Getting there is a challenge. A huge boulder stands your way after a one-hour hike. However, once you climb over it you will exhilarate at the sight of the magnificent tall waterfall.
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The Klong Yaiki Waterfall is a breathtaking waterfall in Koh Kood. Huge slabs of rocks as if laid on purpose from the tiers of the waterfall which converge on the large plunge pool at the front.
The picture-perfect Klong Chao Waterfall with its huge plunge pool in front is a real treat. A 20 minutes boat ride or kayaking upstream along the Klong Chao river from its bay plus a 5 minutes walk lead you to the spectacular waterfall. Alternatively, you can take the 400 meters, 10 minutes hike. King Mongkut (King Rama VI) visited the waterfall in 1911. The royal name "Anamkok Waterfall" was bestowed to it in commemoration of Ong Chiang Lue, the Vietnamese king who took refuge in the kingdom during the reign of King Rama I in the late 18th century.