3 Great Waterfalls Near Khao Lak
Bordered by the mountains of the Khao Sok National Park, Khao Lak offers several picturesque waterfalls to explore.
The falls are at their best between August and November. Those located in national parks may cost 100 baht for admission, and they usually require a trek, so dress accordingly (good shoes are a must).
Known by locals as the “rainbow waterfall” (Sai Rung), the Pakweep Waterfall is the nearest to Khao Lak and offers a great place to relax. It is also extremely accessible, without a major trek. The nearby Sarojin Resort offers a gourmet picnic lunch, for those so inclined.
Lampi is a three-level waterfall that is accessible without a major trek and is deep enough for a swim. It is about 30 minutes outside Khao Lak and is best viewed in the early morning or late afternoon. There’s a café in the parking lot.
Ton Prai Waterfall
Ton Prai is a beautiful, three-pronged waterfall, but it requires a 650-meter trek through a jungle trail over stones, concrete paths and bamboo bridges. There are helpful signs along the way, but best to go in the dry season. Even the drive there is a bit of a challenge. But the view is worth it.