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Pa La-U Waterfall, Kaeng Krachan

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#1 of 6 in Nature in Phetchaburi Province
Waterfall Nature / Park
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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  • To have a particular attraction for falls in the forest and swimming that goes with those of Pala U are in the top 10
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  • It is a beautiful place. The freshness and the noise of the river add to the beauty of places. Put on you sneakers because some places are steep and slippery. Excellent Naphatsorn and stone memories
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  • Sublime place! The course spans 5 levels! It requires good shoes and ideally shoes to go in the water once you get everything up! Level three the course is relatively accessible, the suite is complicated a little bit (for the child/elderly or those not at ease with the climb). For the others I recommend this excursion between jungle and waterfall!
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  • Pala-U Waterfall is a picturesque site, in thick jungle surrounds, approximately 65 kilometers due west of Hua Hin. It is a place which predominantly only locals go to for a picnic or a day’s outing and is well worth the effort of visiting. As mentioned it is in mountainous, jungle clad surroundings and only a few kilometers from the Thai/Burmese border. There is a 200 THB entry fee to pay at a checkpoint before entering the park area. The waterfall is actually a number of small falls, or steps, in a stream which descends from the mountains beyond. There is a developed trail which follows the stream to the fifth level. After that the trail is mostly non-existent. Lots of fish can be seen in many of the pools. A word of WARNING: at the beginning of the trail there is a foot bridge which crosses the stream. In the late afternoon a group of primates often gathers around this area, perhaps waiting for handouts from tourists. Be very careful as these are not monkeys, they are APES (smaller chimpanzees) and they can become hostile, or dangerous, if provoked.
  • really its wonderful place..... you can also swimming really you will enjoy.......you can go up to level 4 dont worry about food you can buy from coffee shop near gate .... if you go up to level 4 try wear good shoes for that also try look after your kids .... you can came there by taxi from Hua hin or by motorbike (you will enjoy more by motorbike )
  • Swimming with the fishes.... We went for a day out from Hua Hin. The journey was about 90 minutes from Hua Hin to the falls. The scenery is beautiful. The water cold and full of fish. We hiked it up to the 4th level and hung out there for a couple of hours swimming in the pool and feeding fish (make sure you buy the fish food at the hut when you get out your car at the car park). Had a lovely day. You can't take food in with you, but we had a picnic made for us by Node and Indy at Eco Harmony and ate this when we got back to the entrance. Brilliant day. All the children exhausted and us adults too.
  • A beautiful place but I do not like the double pricing system. Some parts of the hike are quite difficult. The hike from car park to level 5 takes about one hour. Distance from Hua Hin can 70 km. Journey can 90 minutes.
  • 300 bht for foreigners, absolute rip off. Start boycotting the double pricing places and they'll soon learn. Jesus if we did this back home there would be a uproar with racism cries. And don't give me the poor Thai can't afford to go , half of em bloody earn more than me and the other half wouldn't even think of going here. BLOODY RIP OFF

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