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Pa La-U Waterfall, Kaeng Krachan

(3.8/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Pa La-U Waterfall on your trip to Kaeng Krachan, use our Kaeng Krachan trip itinerary planner.
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  • Over our expectations, a lovely hiking in unspoilt nature. Important to have proper footwear. At times difficult to get but worth every drop of sweat.
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  • About 1 hour drive from Hua Hin it is a pleasant walk of 4 to 6 hours all inclusive. Not too crowded on weekdays and we were there around 11:30. The first 3 levels of the waterfall are of easy access and a more sportier beyond. Unfortunately allowed after level 5. Hundreds of fish, probably trout frolic in each level and voraciously throw themselves on the rocks if you throw seeds. We also had the chance to discover hundreds of multicolored butterflies throughout the walk and finally the probably rare chance to see emerge from the jungle a wild elephant on the way back.
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  • The falls comprise 11 levels of which the first five are open to the public. The first two levels are easily accessible and the going gets progressively tougher after that especially after the 4th lev...  more »
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  • Fantastic place. You go up level by level, and each level has it's own waterfall. It's like hikers dream. There's a lot of fish in ponds under the waterfalls, it's fun to feed it.
  • This place wants serenity not the most beautiful waterfall. They want to keep it quiet like this. That is why they charge you too expensive because they do not want so many people to destroy the nature. Mind you thought before you type it down.
  • A lot of butterflies in the early morning! Nice, somewhat difficult climbs up to the stages. Swimming and feeding lots of fish!
  • For the high entrance fee they should do a little bit more of maintenance. It is not clean and the trail is hard to find and walk. You can only go up to level 5 out of 15. However great nature but overall disappointing.
  • Very beautiful place. Calm and serene. The climb is quite taxing. So wear comfortable shoes, light clothing and make sure to keep your hands free. If you need to carry towels and things like that do so with a back pack. It will make the climb easier.