The Stunning Erawan Waterfalls, Thailand
The Erawan Waterfalls are located in one of Thailand’s most famous National Parks in the Kanchanaburi Province. These incredible falls are said to be some of the top waterfalls in Thailand, so when planning our Thailand trip we just knew The Erawan Waterfalls were a place not to be missed!
How to get to Erawan Waterfalls from Kanchanaburi?
There are a few options when considering getting to The Erawan Waterfalls:
- Organised bus tour (Too organised)
- Local/Private Taxi (expensive)
- Local Bus…(could do)
- Hire a scooter and ride there yourself (Aye!)
We chose to keep our costs low and also have our own freedom by hiring a scooter for 250 Thai Baht ($10AUD). By using your own transport you’re able to take in all the natural beauty along the 63km journey, needless to say for the common traveller, this is by far the best way to see a country. There’s pretty much 1 main (safe) road to Erawan Waterfall from Kanchanaburi, which is all sign posted, and the drive is about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Tip: Entrance fees 300Baht ($12AUD) per person (+20Baht/$1AUD if you have a scooter)
The Erawan waterfalls consist of 7 different levels, which all boast their own individual beauty and character. You start on level 1 and then hike to each level, more than likely jumping in each one to cool off and take a picture…or 10!
Tip: Closing time for levels 4, 5, 6 & 7 is 3:30pm. Level 3 is 4pm. Levels 1 & 2 is 5pm. This is good to know when planning your trip…it’s a good idea to get there as early as possible, head straight to level 7 and time it to finish up at level 1 to make the most of your time.
The nature here is so mesmerising…
Level 2 is by far the busiest with a lot of local Thai people setting up their picnics here for the day. Still absolutely stunning though. You can actually climb through and stand behind the waterfall itself in this one…
…and yes, there are fish in the water that swim with you!
Tip: In some of the waterfalls the smaller fish will start nibbling at your feet, but don’t fear! They’re just eating dead skin off of your feet, you’ll feel a little tickle.
Just pure serenity on every angle…
…and look theres a mermaid!
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If you’re lucky you’ll even get Tarzan and Jane in the background photobombing your selfies.
If this isn’t the definition of dreamy I don’t know what is…
Tip: Don’t skip level 7 😉
Since seeing the Erawan Waterfalls is a full day trip, you may be wondering if you’ll have time to dedicate a whole day or not…but let me tell you, you definitely won’t regret visiting this heaven on earth on your next trip to Thailand!
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Need I say anymore?
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