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Na Muang Waterfall, Ko Samui

(2.4/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Two cascades close together bear the name Na Muang Waterfall--or Purple Falls--so-called because of the colored sheen of the rocks. As you approach the falls, local guides will attempt to charge you for everything from elephant rides to monkey shows, but access costs nothing if you go on foot. There are several steep and slippery sections on the short trek there, however, be cautious. If you have any mobility issues, hire a ride in an all-terrain vehicle. At the falls, you can swim in the plunge pool if you don't mind the murky water. Add Na Muang Waterfall to your Lipa Noi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lipa Noi vacation route planner.
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  • The waterfall had a heavy flow of water after the recent heavy rain and was more impressive than usual. The problem with this venue is that if you go to see the waterfall you are bound to see the Elep...  more »
  • Aaaaalso, first: the waterfall is an absolute dream! I suppose that the whole "critics" this waterfall half of their opportunities have used maximum and therefore also not to the top are climbed. When we arrived at the first station, we were already a bit impressed, but when we then saw that it continues on the other side to the top, the curiosity got to us. In my photos you can see the wonderful view, if you can make it to the top to get another tip: attracts really sturdy shoes, if you want to go on climbing. We have made it with flip flops, but unfortunately anything but pleasant.
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  • Beautiful waterfall, 80 m height. To the top yet, TC in slaps after rain very hard going. Obuvajte good Footwear, stocked with water and spray against mosquitoes:) And most importantly: do not be stingy 100 baht and then a trip to the waterfall on top of the jeep, adrenaline! It is to the waterfall and definitely on top of the roof of the Jeep! Children do not advise to go there to plant)))
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  • We were there at about noon time and it wasn't so crowded. Plenty of shade. A nice natural pool with deep and shallow spots. The water wasn't so cold. Just 2 minutes walk from a parking spot (costs 20 baht). The water is not so cold either. To sum things up - Perfect waterfall scenery.
  • Not all cracked up to be. We had elephant Trek included but when we got the were asked to pay more for a trip where "you can see something". We did not and consequently went a trek clearly not nice for the reluctant elephants who we all felt very sorry for. In the end was 10 minute the purpose of which seemed to be mainly a photograph and the elephant "driver" having am opportunity to try to sell us some ivory bits and bobs... We did not buy any....
  • Great waterfalls to see, especially if it has been raining. The elephants don't look too ecstatic as they were tied up. I went early, about 8:00ish, and everybody was busy with opening duties rather than paying attention to me. As I was leaving, the parking monitor informed me that I was parked in the wrong section of the lot and that parking was 20 baht. He and the other attendant then laughed at me. Perhaps they were relieve they got me to pay for parking before I left?
  • Nice waterfall but not worth making a trip just to see the waterfall. Worth checking out if you're there for the elephant trekking
  • A nice place to visit for an hour or so, but the falls are not exactly breathtaking, so take into account if it's worth the visit if you've got limited time. You can go swimming near the waterfall, feed elephants and have a look at the market there, which is quite basic, offering typical soviners (be sure to barter as they will try to overcharge foreigners!). They charge 20 Baht to park your motorcycle here, but that's the most economical way of reaching here as opposed to taxi which would probably be hundreds of Baht.