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Thi Lo Su Waterfall, Umphang

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  • To go to the Thi Lo Su you first have to get to Mae Sot. Let me explain. It's as if a tourist who wants to visit, to say: the Cinque Terre, have to switch from Reggio Emilia even if, at that time, is located in Genova or La Spezia. Thi Lo Su waterfall are part of Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area, bounded on the East by the border with Burma (or Myanmar) and to the South, through other protected areas and national parks, joins the Kanchanaburi province, forming the larger forest complex of South East Asia and place the latest sighting of tigers in Thailand. The town of Umphang you can reach, using a road worthy of the name, just to the North, specifically from Mae Sot. The distance of only 160 km must not mislead, the first 50 km are relatively normal but the remaining 110 km, apart from the narrow roadway, engage the driver in over 1,200 curves. If the destination are just Thi Lo Su waterfall (Nam Tok น้ำตก ที ซู อ ล – Thi Lo Su, also transliterated as Thee Lor Sue, The Lor Sue, Thee Lor Sue), note that the only visit of the falls requires at least one overnight stay on site (maybe better to avoid 2 too). You can stay at Umphang or in camping near the falls which is 45 km from Umphang to which it is connected by a paved road only for the first 25 km ... better to have an all-terrain vehicle. However, if you have time and desire to do a more or less long excursion opportunities (and offers) to have fun there.
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  • The absolute highlight of our road trip from Chiang Mai to Koh Phangan. Waterfall is the Thi Lo Su pretty far away and probably the least Thailand tourists are therefore ever get him to face. The arrival of Mae Sot from about 1090 and their 1219 the total distance from Mae Sot to Umphang is curves (distributed on some 115 km) - 166 km long and it takes approximately 2.5 3 hours for this even at brisk (Western) driving. An overnight stay in Umphang is therefore a must. From Umphang, there are up to the Thi Lo Su waterfall again about 42 km, 26 km on an unpaved jungle trail, you can drive only with an off-roader (4WD is advised - the track has it all and is very heavily washed out). In some few, particularly critical places, short pieces are sometimes even paved, but that is the exception. When it rains (or rain) is the route for self-drive tend not to recommend. Who is on the road with a SUV/off-road vehicles and dares to the 26 km (not for beginners with off-road routes), which can be for 430 THB (car + 2 persons) in approximately 2 hours from the base station from (buy ticket here, the Dchungelpiste is limited, normal cars are not allowed). Who has no all-terrain vehicle, which can make everywhere a tour to the waterfall in Umphang - the price is per person to 2,500 THB. Worth the way - even if the 2 hour off-road are fairly exhausting for the driver and you will be shaken properly. It is advisable to go as soon as possible. The barrier will open at 8:00. We left at 9:30 by the base station and have needed just under two hours on the way. Go early also means that there is no oncoming traffic on the route. Oncoming traffic on the narrow slope washed out is no fun. Brought the 26 km behind, there are walk (ironically on a fully paved road) from the parking lot about 2 km down to the lowest level of Thi Lo Su. Already the lowest level is impressive: the water plunges nearly 200 m vertically in several places the mountain – this is only the beginning. Explorers will forward continue to work themselves through various trails through multiple levels, and each level is more beautiful than the previous one. You can here also great splash in the cool waters and jump down around 4-5 daring from the 2nd level m. (Bad clothes attract the best already in the parking lot). The ascent of the (partially steep) trails worth - the right side not overlooked, also here there are multiple and small pool below the water masses that fall from the mountain, where you can bathe in great to explore great place. The Thi Lo Su you can spend easily 2-3 hours, before you all admired and photographed. That is also one reason why you should go relatively early - the difficult path back will be tackled again. Also, many of the paid tours to so that it is sometimes slightly full (and more difficult, beautiful images without getting tourists) come around 12:30 / 13:00. We left again shortly before 14:00 of the Thi Lo Su. Around this time cars in and on the way back coming jungle trail met always still occasionally three pickups/SUVs us - fortunately always in places where it came still fairly well together. To the base station, we have required also just under 2 hours for the return trip. Worth the effort? In any case. We are fans of the waterfall and have visited many waterfalls in Thailand. There are waterfalls, which are made more impressive by the mass of water and the sheer size (E.g. Mae Ya waterfall) but none can it with the look and the beauty of the many levels of the Thi Lo Su record. A great waterfall. For fans of this nature plays a must and certainly one of the highlights in Thailand.
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  • Long trip but the actual walking to the waterfall is quite easy. Love the experience and happy we did the trip. Nature is spectacular.  more »
  • It's a cool trip to go there. Needs a lot of time. 24km away from the main road. And you need at least 2 hours with a 4x4 Pickup car. It's the most beautiful waterfall in Thailand
  • Magnificent view and worth the trip!
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  • Most amazing waterfall ever seen
  • One of the best place to visit in the Thailand