Located near Kanchanaburi, Erawan National Park is a large protected nature reserve best known for its beautiful seven tiered Erawan waterfall, considered to be among the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand.
You can take a scenic 2 kilometer trek through the forest and climb up the seven levels to the top of the falls while stopping to refresh in the pools on your way.
All 7 levels of Erawan waterfall are listed below.
The first level of Erawan waterfall is called "Hlai Khuen Rung" and is located 500 m from the start of the trek.
The second level of Erawan waterfall is called "Wang Macha" and is located 600 m from the start of the trek.
The third level of Erawan waterfall is called "Pha namtok" and is located 700 m from the start of the trek.
The fourth level of Erawan waterfall is called "Oke Nang Peesau" and is located 1050 m from the start of the trek.
The fifth level of Erawan waterfall is called "Buea Mai Long" and is located 1550 m from the start of the trek.
The sixth level of Erawan waterfall is called "Dong Prucksa" and is located 1750 m from the start of the trek.
The seventh level of Erawan waterfall is called "Phu Pha Erawan" and is located 2000 m from the start of the trek.
Visiting all seven levels of waterfall is definitely worth it as they are all amazing and look different.
All the ponds are full of fish that like to eat the skin of the feet so you better be prepared for the free SPA procedure as the tickling can be quite unexpected!
8am – 4:30pm daily
The entrance fee is 300 THB for foreigners (children 200 THB), 100 THB for locals (children 50 THB), 20 THB for a motorbike and 30 THB for other vehicles.
How to get there?
There are regular bus services from Kanchanaburi Bus Station to Erawan National Park. From Kanchanaburi to Erawan National Park buses leave roughly every hour, starting from 8 am and the last bus leaving at 5:40 pm. Keep in mind that the last bus going back to Kanchanaburi is at 4:30 pm. A ticket for a single trip costs 40 THB.
It is possible to visit Erawan National Park with a guided tour but this option will not give you enough of freedom and you will be visiting the waterfall at the time it's most crowded (and it can be really crowded when tour buses from Bangkok show up about the noon).
Another option is to go there by a rented motorbike if driving for more than 50 km from Kanchanaburi and hot Thai weather doesn't bother you.