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Na Muang Waterfall, Ko Samui

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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 is in some cases all that you should look at is on Koh Samui. Sturdy shoes not hurt here if you would like to climbing on the stones, to shoot a good photo. The sight was cut down and to the bathing water is refreshing. Just annoying that you have to pay parking charges from 20 baht (for motorbike)... even the elephant - trekking is not exactly cheap. 700 baht for 1/2 hour, but it is really worth - I can only say great feeling! But here again a small fee of 100 baht, so that they give a photo with mobile phone / camera. Everything is just exhausting füra to aba require Yes... touristy created... This has me totally liked riding elephants. an exciting experience for young and old
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  • Beautiful waterfall, super busy and very touristy. The waterfall itself is worth a look, it is beautiful. It is full of tourists so it's hard to get close to the water. There are stalls all around whi...  more »
  • Waterfall number 2 was a 10 minute walk from the bike parking where all the horrible people were queuing to ride the elephants. Walking up the concrete road way was easier, nice views across to the se...  more »
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  • Reading some of the reports here, many people are obviously not seeing the right falls ..... this is because they are not walking up far enough! Or not taking the correct trail... which admittedly are not well marked. From parking area there is a choice of walking or getting a truck to take people up part way (100 baht.... saves a km or more of walking! Includes return trip to the Safari Park area) ... One only pays to enter via the Gardens, or the Safari park (worth a look see. but that is what you are paying for!) although that is not clear... At the end of the road take the pathway to the left ...where usually Safari trucks park.... and head up... it's a long dirt trail up (or down!) If one uses the left hand side route after a bit of a walk ... Go past the small shop area (Drinks and snacks for sale) and keep going up another 5 or 10 minutes... you'll come to the lesser falls, cut across about 50 meters to see the more spectacular waterfall!... It's not well marked... but if one looks carefully to the right you can just see the better waterfall...make your way across carefully! Be careful some rock climbing is needed...( Do wear proper shoes on any of these trails, it can be slippery especially on wet rocks or dirt..even sandy areas can be slippery)... If one takes the safari truck tour, they fail to tell people that it is still a walk up to see the waterfalls... rather they encourage people to swim in the swimming holes....You are not seeing the spectacular falls! ... that why people would be disappointed about what they see! Falls are most spectacular after rainy season, or periods of good rain. It would be a good idea to use mosquito repellent in any jungle areas!...
  • Fantastic feeling to swim in waterfall in a little chilled water! I would suggest everybody to experience this. Easy to get there as road and steps leads almost till water. Water is dull so you cannot see what is below-rocks or water. Should be taken with carefulness. Not suitable for people with disabilities.
  • 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.
  • Definitely worth going. This place is sick! Highly Recommended. Take your swin gear and enjoy. Free entry and easy to get to.
  • The place to be to jump off cliff into water! (Not very high though! ) Good one among the ones here, the best Jacuzzi is still the secret garden of Buddha!

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