01 The TripPacker's Review
Haew Suwat Waterfall: One of Khao Yai’s most visited waterfalls
- Some parts of the road in the park are curvy and steep. Drive with caution.
- The hike down the mountain from the waterfall is steep. Please be careful.
- Do not stand close to the edge of the top of the waterfall. Loose rocks may cause you to fall.
- If you would like to camp at the park, Contact:086 092 6527, 086 092 6529,or086 092 6531.
Khao Yai National Park is the first national park in Thailand, and the second largest covering over 2000 square kilometers of grasslands and forests. It is also home to more than 3000 species of plants, over 300 species of birds, and up to 70 species of mammals including tigers, elephants, monkeys, boars, bears, and more. If lucky, you may come across such wild animals along the way. As long as you do not feed the animals, and keep your distance from them, they won’t be bothering you.
One of the main highlights of the park is Haew Suwat waterfall. The waterfall is 20 meters in height and can be seen from the top if you drive until the end of the road, or from the basal lake by hiking up the mountain. During the high-water season, the current from the waterfall is quite strong. During the low-water season, the water splits into several streams. Swimming in the lake is highly discouraged. Along the way to the waterfall, you may also come across a shrine. Thais that come to the national park visit the shrine to pay their respects before viewing the other attractions.
Waterfalls are a great place to spend an afternoon. The hike up a mountain may be strenuous, but the sight of a waterfall surrounded by trees at the end, and a dose of healthy exercise make for a great rewards. Once at the waterfall, dip your feet in the water to cool off, and relax to the breeze around the lake.
02 General Info + How to go
Haew Suwat Waterfall
|Address||:||Khao Yai National Park, P.O. Box 9, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130|
|Contact no.||:||086 092 6527, 086 092 6529, 086 092 6531|
|Fax.||:||037 356 037|
|Opening Hrs.||:||06.00– 21.00|
|Best time||:||11.00 - 17.00|
|Highlight||:||Haew Suwat waterfall|
|Activities||:||Sight-seeing, Hiking, Camping, Photography|
How to get there
From Bangkok, take Mittapap road to Nakhon Ratchasima province. Take the overpass on Thanarat road to gain access to the national park.