Praised for fulfilling the desires of keen hikers and backpackers, Phaeng Waterfall and Than Sadet National park are located in the charming island Koh Phangan, located on the Gulf of Thailand. Never failing to amaze the avid sightseeing tourists, Than Sadet National Park boasts four giant waterfalls among which the most stunning and popular one is Phaeng Waterfall.
Effortlessly combining the island’s beach paradise with the tropical jungle beauty Thailand is famous for; the waterfall is located in the small village of Madua Wan. Declared part of the National Forest in 1977, one will find various trekking routes as well as entrance points to reach the magnificent waterfall. An attraction bound to thrill and please any nature enthusiast, the falls is in proximity to the Khao Ra Viewpoint. A 200 metres long path takes you to this incredible mountaintop viewpoint.
The exciting journey that leads to the waterfall is an attraction itself, as it requires some hiking. However an enough number of marked trails are available, one of which you can take to reach the waterfall. The first interesting sight that you may come across once you reach the bottom of the waterfall is the pools with sparkling water. The inviting surroundings of these pools are ideal for a leisurely picnic savouring the delightful sight of the tumbling waterfall.
The peak of the waterfall is a quite precipitous climb with over 200-meter walk up a jungle trail. However, the spectacular scenery the top affords makes the strenuous climb worthwhile. Whilst true adventure seekers may find the hike to the top to be delightful, it is crucial for others to keep caution in the forefront.
In addition to the exceptional natural beauty, the island of Koh Phangan is famous for its sun-kissed pristine beaches presenting desirable snorkelling and dining spots. Nevertheless, it is the monthly held Full Moon Party; the island is most famous for.
After an exhilarating day visiting Phaeng Waterfall and its enchanting environs, one can opt to stay at one of the Koh Phangan hotels. Housing contemporary yet uniquely Thai, luxurious villas and suites is the Rasananda Phangan Island Resort & Spa, a highly preferable lodging option among all Koh Phangan resorts.