Erawan Falls, Erawan National Park

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Marvel at the power and beauty of nature at Erawan Falls, a seven-tiered waterfall that cuts right through the national park bearing its name. Swim in the pools created by the flowing giant, and admire the surrounding caves, replete with interesting rock formations. With great views of the surrounding landscape from each level of the waterfall, getting to the top isn't a requirement, but more adventurous visitors may wish to expend the energy. A great variety of wildlife awaits, but take care lest you come across the more dangerous inhabitants, such as the king cobra or python. Plan to visit Erawan Falls and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Erawan National Park attractions using our Erawan National Park trip planner .
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  • About an hour, uncomfortable bus ride from Kanchanaburi bus station. Go to the station early, otherwise you’re sitting in the aisle or standing the whole trip. We left on the 1st bus of the day and it...  more »
  • Meetste tours do it does not meet for lack of time. You can better provide extra day to visit waterfalls. There are 7 levels. We have climbed up to level 5. It was too hot to even higher up to climb and the path is no longer well maintained. Level 2 and 3, are the most beautiful. Here you can enjoy a swim in the natural swimming pool. Put it on your bottled drinks takes you need a deposit for this baby by 20bath per bottle, which you get back when you neatly empties. This is ideal to park initiative to keep clean. In dry weather to enter paths well, when it rains very lack grip. Must do excursion.
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  • Erawan Waterfall – 7 Levels of Natural Beauty The first layer is not all that much to look at, but just a stream with a few picnic tables.  keep going all the way to the 7th level, and you’ll be glad ...  more »
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  • A beautiful four-hour climb up seven tropical sinter terraces. The Erawan National Park staff are managing the hundreds of daily visitors very well: both nature and its facilities are kept very clean. The walk is increasing in difficulty from waterfall to waterfall; the last two involving a scramble along a slippery path. Make sure to arrive before noon, the upper five waterfalls are closed after 4 PM to ensure that all visitors make it back before sunset. The best swimming spots are the lowermost terraces. All swimming spots have large fish that will nibble on your skin as soon as you stop moving.
  • A wonderful trek through the Erawan Falls is an absolute must if visiting the Kanjanaburi province of Thailand. Great tourist destination with seven levels to the waterfall all of which offer exquisite scenery as well as great exercise. Nothing like it anywhere in the world.
  • Full of people in the pools below the waterfalls. so you must go early if you want a really good photos of them.
  • One of the most beautiful places in the world. Walking up the seven levels and swimming at each one is an amazing way to spend a day.
  • Founded in 1975 as Thailands 12th National Park. The park is located on West Thailand in the Tenasserim Hills of Kanchanaburi Province, it is one of the most famous national parks in Thailand. 81% of the park is mixed deciduous forests and the rest deciduous dipterocarp and dry evergreen forest. The park consists of limestone hills with elevation between 165-996 metres above sea level, plains and number of streams. The hills protects the park from eastern monsoon resulting in less rainfall in average. The major attraction of the park is Erawan Falls with emerald green ponds, named after the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology. The top tier of the falls is said to resemble the elephant's head. Rainy season is from May to October. Winter season with cooler weather is from November to January. Summer season is from February to April. Due to limited number of trails, wildlife watching possibilities around the waterfalls are very limited, macaques are common, occasionally water monitor lizards can be seen walking around water streams. Deeper into the forest some more exciting animals like Indian muntjac, wild elephants, lar gibbon, Indochinese serow, wild boar, sambar deer can be found. Some of common birds in the park are crested serpent eagle, black-naped monarch, blue whistling thrush, black-crested bulbul, blue-winged leafbird, dark-necked tailorbird, green-billed malkoha, grey peacock-pheasant and kalij pheasant. Visiting the park Erawan National Park is open for visitors 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m everyday all year round. Although the official close time is 4:30 pm, rangers start cleaning from the top tier around 3 pm and asks visitors to leave as they slowly move down tier by tier. The lower tiers could be open up until 5 pm, depends on how quick/slow the daily cleaning goes. The park is generally very busy during the week-ends and public holidays. During the annual Songkhran Festival 13-15 April, the waterfall tiers turns into a celebration place with water fights. It is not recommended to carry non-waterproof electronic equipment like sensitive cameras or mobile phones during the festivities. There are restaurants, various facilities, bungalows and a campsite next to the HQ. Bungalows are for 2-50 persons and the price varies from 800 THB to 4000 THB. The entrance fee is 300 THB for foreigners (children 200 THB), 100 THB for locals (children 50 THB), 20 THB for a motorbike and 30 THB for other vehicles. The park is easily accessible by public busses from Kanchanaburi. It is possible to rent bicycles at visitor center area for 20 THB/day. Tents can be rent from 150 Baht a day for 2 people and 250 a day for 3 people, sleeping bag for 25 Baht, pillow for 10 Baht and sleeping mat for 20 Baht. Bear in mind that food is strictly forbidden beyond the 2nd tier. Visitors must pay a 20 THB fee per bottle of any drinks which can be refunded when the bottles are returned. There is so much to see and do in this park that it is impossible to describe everything. You should not miss a visit to the park when you are in Thailand. Highly Recommended.

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