The sight and sound of cascading water has appeal anywhere in the world especially when it is set in a tropical landscape. Bang Pae Waterfall in Khao Phra Thaeo National Park Phuket, the last remaining patch of virgin tropical rainforest on the island is one such attraction.
Escape from the crowded beaches and head along the dense tree shaded winding and sometimes steep and slippery jungle trail by the river, past the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre to get to Bang Pae waterfall on the east of the park to experience a different side of the island. One of four waterfalls in Phuket, Bang Pae cascades down Mt Khao Bang Pae which at 388 meters is one of the tallest peaks there. Dropping 10 meters into a shallow drop pool Bang Pae is one of the more prominent waterfalls in Phuket. It is popular with those seeking a cool spot after a trek through the jungle. Although the waterfall is a year round attraction the best time to visit is during the rainy season when it is at its most impressive.
Take a refreshing dip in the main drop pool, under the cascading waterfall itself or in one of the smaller pools along the river and enjoy the sun dappled surroundings enlivened by bird calls. The forest itself is home to a roaming herd of barking deer, bands of monkeys, several small mammals and many species of tropical birds. The calls of the Gibbons in the rehabilitation centre echo around the forest. Late morning and early to mid afternoons is when most people visit the waterfall as the approaches and surroundings can be quite dark towards the latter part of the day when the sun is going down. During the weekends the pools round the water fall and along the river are crowded with locals enjoying the coolness of the forest and the refreshing water. No food and drink is allowed around the waterfall and this has succeeded in keeping pollution at bay.
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