Na Muang Waterfall, Ko Samui

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#3 of 11 in Nature in Ko Samui
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. To visit Na Muang Waterfall and other attractions in Lipa Noi, use our Lipa Noi planner .
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  • There are a few meters to go to the waterfall, but otherwise was the waterfall OK, but nothing special compared to others in Thailand.
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  • We visited Na Muang Waterfalls 2 as part of our day trip Na Muang Jungle Safari Tour. The waterfall is very beautiful, accessible and well maintained place when we were there. You can stop here for an ice cream or a drink at the little bar just in front of the waterfall.
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  • The area leading into the falls is full of filthy shops and the water fall flows with brown muddy water which did not stop the hundreds of locals swimming in the filthy water. There is nothing here to...  more »
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  • Waterfall is nice but this location is disappointing. Nothing special and not a place I would like to swim in. You can feed and ride elephants but I would NOT like to recommend it because of conditions in which these animals live in. Nice pictures can be taken on location but this is all. You stand in line to get few good photos and you should be careful because you can take good photos only by climbing slippery rocks.
  • Definitely worth checking it out. You can go elephant trekking, you have little shop to buy some souvenirs and of course the waterfall itself. Take your swimsuit because you can have a swim but beware lots of sharp rocks and the water is bit fresh. If you don't want to have to many tourists I would adivse to go early in the morning otherwise it can be a bit crowded. Also, they charge you on everything other there like toilets (10 baht) and parking (20 baht)
  • Na Mueang Waterfall is incredibly beautiful but also incredibly crowded. The water temperature was pleasant, and there are multiple shops around to pick up a souvenir, snack, or beer. I would plan to spend at least an hour soaking in the waterfall and enjoying the flora.
  • Amazing place where you can make awesome pictures. Also you can swim in cool water and sit close to waterfall. Best feeling with hot and sunny weather. There is an elephant farm close to it, so you can ride the elephant. But the walk time is not so long as I expected.
  • Bit of a climb so go with appropriate foot wear. I did it in flip flips which wasn't the best choice. Views are awesome and well worth the climb. Shame they have elephant riding gear and drugged tigers and leopards for photos at the base of the waterfall. Do Not support animal cruelty for some tacky holiday picture. I was tempted to give 1 star due to tortured animals but the waterfall is great and worth a visit. Buy the elephants some bananas but don't ride them
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