Mu Ko Chang National Park
If you would like to go further out, to the islands that have good snorkelling areas, you may want to book a guided kayaking trip. After around 20 minutes of scrambling you will reach the waterfall. As the road begins to descend there is an excellent viewpoint on the right hand side. This island lies within the marine national park and is situated about 20km south of Koh Chang.
The Essential Ko Chang Guide
As the road begins to descend there is an excellent viewpoint on the right hand side. From here you can get great views along the length of Mu Ko Chang National Park Sand beach.
Please note that there is no parking area here but a few cars can park on the roadside. There is a car park here and also toilets and a coffee shop which is run by National Park rangers. Waterfalls Koh Chang has seven waterfalls that are accessible to visitors.
These are located in different parts of the island. National Park entrance fees are only collected at the two busiest waterfalls, Klong Plu and Than Mayom. You can use the same national park ticket to visit both these waterfalls on the same day. It is the located at the end of an inland road in the Klong Prao area.
The turning is signposted. From the entrance to the waterfall it is a metre walk along a well maintained trail by the river. The waterfall itself has an impressive 40 metre drop. At the bottom of the falls is a large plunge pool where visitors swim. Around the rim of the pool are rocks where people can sit or sunbathe.
Because of its location, Klong Plu gets very busy at weekends when Thai visitors come to the island. Visiting on a weekday will always be quieter. In addition, if you go when the park opens, at 8am, you are guaranteed to have Mu Ko Chang National Park waterfall pretty much to yourself for an hour or two. It only gets busy from mid morning onwards. This waterfall is open from — daily. The entrance fee for foreigners is Baht for foreign adults and Baht for children.
Note that this is the only waterfall that has a lot of water all year round. The smaller waterfalls below will dry up. But visitors would take a boat from the mainland and come to the pier near Than Mayom waterfall to visit the site. King Rama V also wrote his initials high up on a rock face near the first level.
There is another inscription on a higher level, but only the first couple of levels are accessible for tourists. There are a couple of smaller pools at Than Mayom where it is possible to swim. Access to the waterfall is through a small long stay house resort at the end of the track leading into Kai Bae valley.
Pay the owner 40 Baht and they will show you the pathway that leads to the trail to the waterfall. It is around 20 minutes walk from the entrance to the waterfall. During this time you are surrounded by the jungle. The waterfall itself has a 20 metre drop into a deep pool. There is also a trail leading around the left hand side of the pool and up to the top of the waterfall. But it is only possible to visit in daylight. Follow the road into the valley from Klong Son village and go to the very end.
It dips down to cross a ford over a small river and then the road ends in the car park of a local resident. Take the marked path to the river and then there is a narrow trail along the riverside that it easy to follow. It is easy to follow Mu Ko Chang National Park river deep into the jungle. As you go there are several small waterfall tiers.
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Sleeping sets, comprising a blanket, sleeping mat and pillow can be rented at the park office for 60 Baht per person. A paved road leads to a small car park. This ends at a parking area by the river.