Pa La-U Waterfall, Kaeng Krachan

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#1 of 8 in Nature in Phetchaburi Province
Situated within of the largest national parks in Thailand, Pa La-U Waterfall remains one of the area's premier natural attractions. The 60 km (37 mi) drive from Hua Hin takes you through picturesque rolling hills and is an added bonus to visiting the waterfall. Climbing to the top of the cascade can be a challenge for older visitors or those with health issues, though visitors with some hiking experience usually have little trouble traversing the terrain. As you ascend, look for small pools teeming with marine wildlife and serving as ideal rest stops. Once at the top, take in the views sweeping across Thailand and neighboring Burma. Look out for gibbons in the surrounding forest, easily spotted with binoculars. Put Pa La-U Waterfall at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kaeng Krachan travel itinerary planner .
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  • We are of the intercontinental Hua Hin taxi driving. A journey takes approximately 90 minutes the taxi has cost 1800 bath and entrance to the Park per person 300 bath + 30 bath for the car a bit expensive trip was beautiful. The path to the waterfall is divided into 5 sections. You should already have a certain degree of courage and stamina. Some sections were already tiring. In any case you should wear footwear but at least trekking sandals. The route continues along over tree roots and stones steadily on the water. You should carry insect repellent and water. Clearly a trip which often can be
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  • this is a small waterfall but it is very pretty and the fish at the base are interesting, you have to pay to see it but it is still worth it, not a long walk but a bit rocky and slippery for those not...  more »
  • We spent 1/2 day here but only made it to where you had to climb on the rocks over the water (level4/5). There is no where to buy food or water but there is basic toilet facilities at the start. Some ...  more »
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  • We made our own way there , it's well signposted from about 50km away. It's well worth a visit ,as soon as you enter you are greeted by 100s of butterflies . as everyone else has said wear decent shoes! - flip flops are not ideal, apart from being slippy there are peckish ants all I we the place! The falls are on 5 levels ,it it gets progressively harder to get up but if your half fit you should be able to do it , we managed with a 3 year old to get to level 5 ( although he is very active) . The hardest part in my opinion in was between level 2 and 3 where it's quite rocky but get past that you ha e a good chance to get all the way to 5 !! -
  • Good places for refreshing with nature in a quiet place. This waterfall is not famous among Thai people so you can spend your time in peace. Driving quite far from Huahin and you should beware of the elephant on the besides way when you reach the natinal park zone
  • Went here in Songkran. The place is pretty crowded. The weather is sweaty hot and humid. The way up to each level is harder to access than Erawan Waterfall in Karnchanaburi. Encountered 2 snakes here, so keep watch both on the road and on the tree you might sit under. The good thing is the view is pretty beautiful. There's a lot of ever green valley scenes to take photos. There's a little stores in front of the entrance selling drinks and souvenirs. The entrance fee is omitted during Songkran Days. The parking is pretty far from the entrance since it's fully occupied. Maybe this is a better place to visit in the other day.
  • We only got as far as level 2. Being in our sixties we felt it unsafe to go any further, as it seemed to get more difficult as we looked up the falls. Big rocks, ropes to haul yourself up and over, no thanks. I would sincerely recommend sturdy walking boots to attempt this. But who brings their walking boots on a holiday to a tropical country, unless that is their intention.
  • Nice but if you have seen already other waterfalls just one more to visit.
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