Exploring Erawan Waterfalls — A super stunning destination near Bangkok

Only away from the center of Bangkok city about 128km, Erawan Waterfall (Erawan Waterfalls or Erawan Falls) is a wonderful series of seven waterfalls with special shapes that bring you the best experience when coming to Thailand.

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Erawan Waterfall (in Thai: น้ำตก เอราวัณ), also known as seven-storey waterfall, is a famous waterfall in Kanchanaburi province.

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With vast valley surrounded by mountains and pristine rainforests, Kanchanaburi Province has cool climate all year round, is well suited for resort activities and camping.

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The waterfall is regarded as the most magnificent in Central Thailand. The Erawan Waterfall comes from the Monglai spring; water falls down from the hills at an elevation of 2,000 meters and goes into the Khwae Yai River. The waterfall is named after the Hindu mythological three-headed white elephant.

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This waterfall is located in the Erawan National Park’s lush woodland. To get to the Waterfall, you must take a winding trail through beautiful landscape. There is a big limestone cave named Wang Badan located in the west of the park that has many beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.

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How to get to Erawan Waterfall?

Distance from Bangkok to Erawan Falls is about 128km. From the city center, the best ways to get to Erawan Falls is by bus, taxi or to hire a private car … It takes about 2 hours to get to Erawan Waterfall from Bangkok.

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Erawan waterfall is covered with red leaves.

There are bus lines from Kanchanaburi Province to Erawan National Park that 70 km to the northwest. The buses depart once in per hour. Then, it will take an additional 3 hours to go along the trail to the top level of the fall and back down.

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Remember to pack your swimwear and towels to swim as there are several natural “swimming pools” on various levels of the waterfall.

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Erawan National Park is a popular tourist attraction across the world, particularly for people who enjoy exploring nature. The most spectacular fall is on the third level, where there will be plenty of opportunities for a dip. Soft shoes and long jeans will come in handy if you wish to go trekking.

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Hiking at Erawan Falls, you will have an opportunity to experience interesting things in the forests, from plenty of shrines wrapped in sacred spirit to the little head of a teddy bear that is on top of a huge rock.

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The little head of a teddy bear

Erawan Waterfall at level five is a fairyland with plenty of miniature falls. If you are lucky, you can have a chance to enjoy the pure and pristine beauty of Mother Nature without too many crowds.

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Continue on to level seven since it is well worth the effort. The beautiful scene is created by the blue sea and white rocks. Jumping directly into the sea for a refreshing swim will be a memorable experience in your life.

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Furthermore, if you stay in the water for an extended period of time without moving, the fish will nibble your toes and consume your dead skin, much like a natural fish spa.

It takes around 45 minutes to an hour to get from the first level of the Waterfall to the seventh level.

Kanchanburi is a lesser-known Thai location with a variety of exciting outdoor activities. Don’t forget to stop by Erawan Waterfalls for some workout and a nice swim!

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Further information

Address: Erawan National Park, Tha Kradan Sub-district Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi 71250, Thailand

Opening hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm Daily

Phone: +66 34 574 222

Entrance fee:

+ for foreigners: 300 THB (200 THB for children)

+ for locals:100 THB (50 THB for children)

Price:

+ 20 THB to rent a motorbike, 30 THB to rent other vehicles.

+ 20 THB/day to rent a bicycle at visitor center area.

+ To rent a tent: 150 THB/ day for 2 people; 250 THB/day for 3 people.

+ 25 THB for a sleeping bag, 10 THB for a pillow, 20 THB for a sleeping mat.

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Note that food is forbidden beyond the second level of the fall. You must pay 20 THB for 1 bottle of any drinks.

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