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. To visit Na Muang Waterfall and other attractions in Lipa Noi, use our Lipa Noi planner .
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  • Located in a kind of "Park", offered by the elephant riding etc.. It can be driven with a jeep to the path costs 100 baht per person and we would recommend. The rise would otherwise very change and high hiking on the waterfall I imagine hard. Is more tiring than you think, because there's no one right way. You have to watch really where you step out! So sturdy footwear from our point of view a must! Above, then one has super views of the island and can see the sea. It is worthwhile in any case!
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  • We went to "waterfall 2" as part of a tour. It was beautiful view, we spend around an hour there. The first landing you can have lunch and swim, there is also a water elude however you gave to pay to ...  more »
  • Associated with our Jeep Safari - TOP! But please, sneakers or lightweight hiking boots to pulls you - the paths are acting I stony, partly to get in the water and you like to stumble.
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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!...
  • Decent waterfall, but Hin Lat on the other side of the island is still much better. A bit too crowded since it is quite easy to get to, ride a motorbike up and 20baht for park unless you feel like walking 30min from the entrance to save that 20 baht. Amazing diving spot from that huge rock (you'll see it when you get there). Definitely too popular, lots of tourist standing in the way by the steps to take pictures. If you're capable of climbing the rocks or onto the other side and don't mind getting wet, then you'll get the better pictures without the crowd in the way. Use the bathroom before going, they do have a bathroom in vicinity but they charge like 10-20baht every time. DO NOT SUPPORT THE ELEPHANT RIDE RIGHT BY THE WATERFALL. You'll see elephants chained up by their ankles, which is quite sad to witness.
  • Pretty waterfall spot! Bring your swimwear and go for a swim. Watch out for underwater stones. Enjoy the view. And perhaps don't forget to bring a waterproof bag for your phone. It is pretty touristic but worth the trip.
  • 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.

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