The spectacular Erawan Waterfall which cascades down effortlessly over seven-tiers of limestone rocks and luscious foliage is definitely worth a visit, at least once in a lifetime.
How to Get There
The falls are nestled deep in the hills of Tenasserim in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi Province requiring a commute of about 2-hours from Bangkok. The most convenient way there is to either drive, take a bus or train. For those less adventurous many a Sukhumvit hotel in Bangkok including the likes of Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 arranges transport upon request.
While there is a possibility of the entrance fees fluctuating due to increasing numbers of tourists, the current cost is THB 300 for adults and THB 200 for kids under the age of 14.
Things to Do
Things to do here depends on the levels you ‘re exploring. The first level is perfect for a picnic with bamboo tables set up for your convenience whereas level 3 is the best place for a dip since it’s over 2 m deep and has a heavy cascade of water, which you could stand under for a free massage.
Tips to Keep in Mind
Remember to take bottled water, mosquito repellent and snacks as the hike can be quiet tiring. Watch out for the rocks as they can be quite slippery and before plunging into a pool, always check for depth.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+