Erawan Waterfalls
Erawan Waterfalls
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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  • Steven S
    Pattaya, Thailand778 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Certainly worth a visit
    I rented a private car with driver for the day through my hotel in Kanchanaburi town at a cost of 2200 baht. The fees to enter were 300 baht for a foreigner (dual pricing is in operation here) plus 30 baht for parking. Very commercialised with many food and souvenir shops. Very good rest rooms both outside and inside the falls area. A number of the falls at different levels have pools where you can swim but you must rent a life vest before walking to Level 1. I was only walking. Even though I visited on a weekday there was still quite a few people there so I can only assume it must get packed on the weekends. I only walked from Levels 1 to 6. The water flow although acceptable was not as strong as what you see in the pictures promoting this attraction. Overall, I was happy to have visited once but I will not be returning until they abolish dual pricing.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Goldfinger100
    Wodonga, Australia1,493 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place to visit - a must see when in thailand to appreciate natural beauty
    A must do visit to these amazing falls in Thailand- warning lots of walking and steep steps. Not for the old or those who cannot climb. We certainly weren’t disappointed in going to the Erawan Falls, such a beautiful place, we eventually made it the 1.6km up to level 7 stopping at the various spots on the way up as there are 7 waterfalls along the way with level 3 and 5 and 7 the most popular for taking a dip as well which a lot of the tourists did, You must wear good shoes preferable closed runners to do this as sometimes wet underfoot and slippery. Not good if you have thongs , we did see some people not wearing shoes after they went for a swim, not a great idea. Anyway certainly was amazed at how beautiful it was and how clear the water was lots of fish int he water as well and they were not screws with the people in the water.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Emily2604
    Leicester, United Kingdom141 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful scenery, well worth a visit
    Really great few hours here. The scenery is beautiful, the waterfalls are so pretty and it’s a really lovely area of Thailand. The walk isn’t that challenging and we easily made it to level 7. It’s a lot of stairs but the walk is boarded and there is only one bit that you have to walk on a couple of rocks to cross a water section. If you are pretty active, you’ll be fine. The water was chilly and you are swimming with fish that like to suck on your feet, which feels strange!! The downside for me was having to hire and wear the mandatory life jackets. You have to hike with them up and down all 7 levels and quite frankly they’re unnecessary if you can swim. I understand from our guide there was an accident here which is why they enforce it but surely you should be able to sign a disclaimer if you don’t want to? Some people were just ignoring the rules but I think there is a hefty fine if you are caught not wearing one. It’s 20 baht to hire them so not expensive but I don’t think in the heat and whilst hiking it should be mandatory to carry one around with you. By the time we reached the top, most people had took them off. There are plenty of food places when you come back down so you can try some authentic Thai food too. All in all, a beautiful place and well worth the visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 30, 2023
  • FellowTraveler324989
    46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A little corner of paradise
    What a breathtakingly beautiful corner of the world this is! My Girlfriend didn't think I could make it to the top and because I'm a stubborn bugger, I had to do it - while she waited at the bottome of course!! This climb is not for the faint hearted, it is a good hour and a half of 1,550m thigh burning doggedness up some very steep inclines. It is split into 7 stages and to be fair, by the time I got to level 5, i was ready to give up, but I'm a determined bugger and I slogged on. The Waterfall at the top is just stunning but if you're going to do this, take about 3 bottles of water because I promise you you will sweat it out! But enjoy all the views and dip yourself in the water along the way, it is lovely!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Joseph J
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do, worth the drive, top swimming hole
    The pictures are true to life. We loved it. Make sure you rent the life jackets and have a spare change of clothes. My kids did not want to leave after hours of playing and swimming. The hike to the 7th fall is not as difficult as many comments describe it. We did it quickly with two that are < 10 yrs old.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 12, 2024
  • Dds
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia206 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blissful and memorable ❤️
    Loved it all !! Incredible blissful nature amid sounds of its inhabitants, gorgeous greenery, fresh air, waterfalls to admire and swim amongst fish, it’s a perfect weekend adventure, and for a tourist…a fantastic change of scenery from the routine touristy stuff and an amazing backdrop for photos. For the younger bunch, the hike up would be fun but if you’re in the older bunch, honestly, it’s not easy on the thighs at certain levels, however, perseverance gets you anywhere right? I’d recommend hiking or any comfy shoes with a good grip, light clothing, sunscreen, water, a change of clothes and a towel for after your swim. If you’re planning on swimming, it’s compulsory to use a life jacket (available for rent) and if you remove it even for a quick photo, the guards will continuously sound their whistle till you put it back on so be considerate, follow the rules, the high pitched whistling just alarms others and ruins the peaceful vibes of nature. I came across two toilets, one at the level where you rent the life jackets and another on the grounds at the entrance of the park to the right of where the few restaurants are located. Achieving tier 7 is definitely satisfying, you get to take a photo next to “You are a conqueror” sign but if you’re having knee, leg, back or any health issues…take it slow, though each tier is unique, hiking up to tier 4 would suffice.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 26, 2024
  • Katalin K
    147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most beautiful place in Thailand
    The most beautiful place I have ever been and managed to get into each and every pool in 3 hours up to the top and back at the meeting point. You must bring water shoes! I recommend you to go up to the top. You must be fit and like hiking. Amazing experience. Thank you.❤🙏🇹🇭 Kop khun ka. P.S.: we are Hungarian and love hiking 😊
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 23, 2024
  • RogerMagic
    Chonburi, Thailand52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful waterfall trek.
    Nice place with many waterfalls. 300 THB for foreigners plus 30 for renting a safety jacket ( mandatory if you want swim) Better go early morning in order to avoid the crowd and the heat. Some places are not easy to walk but most of the trail is well maintained. Be ready to climb many stairs but at level 7 you will be rewarded. Wonderful view and cool bath. I went up directly to 7 and enjoy swimming on my way down. Better wear good shoes for getting to the top and change for plastic sandals or similar on the way down when enjoying the water. Beware the rocks in the water are slippery, an other reason to have plastic shoes. I hope you will enjoy as I did.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 6, 2024
  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom185,732 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent Waterfalls
    The Erawan Falls is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful in Thailand and I would not argue with that. The first 3 levels are fairly easy to get too and it takes about an hour to get to the 7th and top level. It is hot and sweaty work getting to the top, but you’ll not regret it. The final tier has a high fall and when you look up, it almost feels like it reaches the skies. It takes about 90 minutes to get here by bus from Kanchanaburi, but it's totally worth the ride.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 11, 2024
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Natjayne
Vicenza, Italy560 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Tiers 1-4 are fine as usual but after tier 4 lots of construction is happening. There are paint tins and sand bags everywhere and some strong smells of solvents along the way. Tiers 6 and 7 are particularly hazardous with metal spikes sticking out, broken bridges etc. They should close it rather than charging people to climb around a dangerous building site.
Written April 11, 2021
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robbiesharp
Edinburgh, UK11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Unfortunately there is two price Thailand, 100thb for Thais and 300thb for foreigners. This makes a trip for a couple almost 20USD, completely excessive.

We arrived at 2:30 and were informed the falls closed at 5 so paid our 600thb and continued. When we reached the fourth fall at 3:40 we were told we couldn’t go to 5-7 as they were now closed. Extremely disappointing to pay so much and to not be accurately informed, really ruined our experience. I don’t really understand why falls 5-7 need to close 1hr 30 before the park closes, it only takes 10 minutes to reach them and 20 to make it all the way back to the car park.

The falls we did see, 1-4 were beautiful. I would definitely return if it wasn’t so expensive.
Written August 13, 2020
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Dan
Bangkok, Thailand12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Access to water forbidden with plastic tape and signs everywhere, with staff trained to force you to wear life jackets at the only waterfall opened to the public. Water isn't even deep there. Upper part of the trail is a construction site with concrete and plastic trash everywhere. Obviously no warning beforehand that you're paying full price for a terrible experience. Oh, and as a foreigner, you're paying 3x the price, no matter if you live in Thailand or not. #2pricethailand
Written November 12, 2020
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Steven S
Pattaya, Thailand778 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I rented a private car with driver for the day through my hotel in Kanchanaburi town at a cost of 2200 baht.
The fees to enter were 300 baht for a foreigner (dual pricing is in operation here) plus 30 baht for parking.
Very commercialised with many food and souvenir shops. Very good rest rooms both outside and inside the falls area.
A number of the falls at different levels have pools where you can swim but you must rent a life vest before walking to Level 1. I was only walking. Even though I visited on a weekday there was still quite a few people there so I can only assume it must get packed on the weekends.
I only walked from Levels 1 to 6. The water flow although acceptable was not as strong as what you see in the pictures promoting this attraction.
Overall, I was happy to have visited once but I will not be returning until they abolish dual pricing.
Written July 8, 2023
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FoodieH
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It takes about an hour to hour and a half to walk to the top of the falls. There are 7 levels and after the 5th level the main path finishes and it becomes very rugged. I was climbing up wooden steps with some of the steps missing, clambering over slippery rocks and walking across planks of wood.
The falls are amazing even in January when there is less water. I wanted to swim but didn't like the idea of the fish around me and eating my dead skin so skipped the swimming.
Written January 21, 2020
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Johanna
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Amazing views, great place to visit for a walk or swimming :) one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. As a nature spot I would give 5/5 but as long that's a national park some things should be improved. First bus from Kanchanaburi goes at 10am that means you are at the place at 12 am. Last bus back 4pm. That gives you less than 4 hours there and the tickets for foreigners costs 300 thb. Another 20 thb for life vest required for swimming. Deposit for bringing plastic bottles is 20 thb and that seem to make sense for preventing littering. But at the same time staff doesn't care about trash laying there already. Many groups of loud people who don't know how to behave in National Park. Level 7 closes 3:20pm. We decided to stay at camping to have more that and that was only 30 thb per person when having your own tent. Nice place but don't expect sounds of nature. Loud motorbikes are allowed there and you can here them at night. Also in toilets there are posters how to properly wash your hands during covid... but the is no soap and toilets are dirty. I thought that because of many tourist there but again in the morning... no soap, dirty cabins, and same trash on the trail. Also there is strange practice of staff making photos of visitors at the entrance and when you exit they try to sell you your photo already printed and framed. I think that's unnecessary effort because how they can know if you want to buy it if they don't ask before if you need it.
Written November 12, 2022
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SSSNES
United States441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Three of us went and hiked to the top. Two adults and a ten year old. We also swam in each waterfall. The hike is moderate until level 4, then it is difficult and you need good, light footwear that can get wet, like Teva's. There were not many tourists thanks to the travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus. It was very pleasant without all the hoards of tourists that are usually here (we were told this). The water is remarkably clean. It's worth getting here, and worth the hike and time. Be mindful of your footing at all times. A fall could ruin your trip. Our ten year old is very athletic, coordinated and strong, the hike was quite doable for her and she is a strong swimmer. If she was not used to strenuous activity, this would have not been fun for her. Bring lots of water and a couple snacks. You will get hungry and thirsty and wear light weight clothes that dry quickly.Enjoy this wonderful gift!
Written March 1, 2020
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Bangoe
240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
No rain and not much sun made for a great day around Erawan Waterfalls. We were almost alone for the whole morning and definitely the first to climb to the top this day. On the way down we met a few other visitors. I was however surprised that there was not that much water in the falls. Will probably look better in two weeks time.

A lot of work is ongoing to facilitate the climb up to the upper falls. Rangers are building concrete staircases.

Didn't see any monkeys or other animals.
Written September 29, 2020
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Stephen M
New York City, NY353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
This park is about an hours drive from Kanchanaburi and worth the ride.
It’s well maintained and marked. Golf carts are available at a slight fee for the ride up to the trails leading to the various falls which are impressive.
Swimming is normally available in the various pools but they were closed during our visit since the water was high and dangerous due to heavy rains
There are seven levels to view but we only went to three.

We had lunch at one of the restaurants near the parking area and the food was quite good and reasonably priced.
Written October 22, 2020
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Danielle
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The 7 natural waterfall are absolutely stunning and we found it amazing that we could see more than one spectacular waterfall at once.
The walk/hike is a little hard work in the heat and we would recommend bringing trainers . But it is truly worth the walk/hike.

Swimming in the falls is a must. Although be careful of the fish they like to nibble on your feet, so they will encourage you not to relax or stay in the water for long.

A must see natural beauty!
Written February 8, 2020
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