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“Not worth stopping over”

Namtok Phlio National Park
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Chanthaburi
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

This is one of plenty of the so called National Parks in the Kingdom, where the foreign visitor is being charged multiples! of the regular admission price. The amount of water flowing was so meager, hardly anyone would consider that a waterfall. The walkway from the parking lot is a nightmare and could badly need some attention by construction dudes. As waterfalls have in general a special appeal to Thais, they figure this is something special. Make sure to bring insect repellent and rough shoes if you need to see it. The flow may be improved in rainy season, but in December it was as poor as can be.

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Very fun place to spend the day. You can feed and swim with the green bean loving fish at the base of this waterfall, or, if you are lazy like me, you can have a blast just watching the local kids swim with the fish, try to catch them, and throw green beans at their friends to make the fish surround them. But this is on the weekend, because we also went during the week, when we had the waterfall almost to ourselves. Both times were nice for different reasons. Don't miss the delicious food that the vendors sell at the stalls just outside the park entrance. The locals buy their lunch and then carry it just inside the park to eat on the picnic tables (no food allowed at the waterfall, which is a short walk further in). The food vendor will pack you a nice little basket, and you leave the basket in a storage cubbie until you go back out of the park, when it is polite to return your dishes and basket to the vendor who sold you lunch. Don't miss the pork salad, called nam tok, which is delicious. Just look for a vendor with pork and ask for it.

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Reviewed December 6, 2011

Just to add to the previous reviews. I live about 10Km from this spot and visit monthly it seems. We always bring guests here as it really is a beautiful setting.
The only thing I would add.
Once you park you can buy an assortment of food. Once you have entered the park, you can picnic under a huge gazebo. Up to this point if you have overweight or elderly there are golf cart transportation for a fee.
Once you past the gazebo, as is mentioned earlier, all food and plastics are taken.
Understand that it is several hundred meters of walking on improved trails and up and down steep stairs. Not advisable for elderly tourist.
Remember to buy your bean stalks before entering. The kids will love it.

2  Thank Mstribling
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

Visited in Nov11 on a weekend and the place was packed, but not too much that you can't enjoy the place. First off you must park a ways down from the entrance at one of the various private lots for 20baht. On the walk up you will encounter many souvenir shops and food stalls. Pick up some food for a picnic here, I reco the skewer chicken. Also get a big handful of string beans - you'll need them later.

Entry is 40 baht for locals, some hundreds for foreigners. The price is well worth the upkeep; the park is clean and run efficiently with plenty of safety precautions (this is uncommon for Thailand!). Following the stream up to waterfall the are several cool pools and walks, as well as benches and tables to picnic. Nearer to the falls, food is prohibited (good for environment). They even take away any rubber bands, so fish can't eat them.

The first historic sight is a statue of one of Siam's Queens. Adjacent is an old moss covered Chedi. Look carefully and you will find a boulder with graffitti from Rama V the Great. From here you'll get a good view of the falls.

At the falls go for a swim with the fishes. They will flock to the string beans, remember these? The waters are cool and clear, a nice reward for visiting here.

2  Thank sjoobn
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Reviewed June 23, 2011

15km south of Chanthaburi on the main highway south to Koh Chang and Trat, entry is about 1km from the main road and clearly signposted.
The 134 sq km park is covered with dense tropical rain forest and home to many species of wildlife. It is best known though for its waterfalls, and numerous safe swimming areas.
Many of the pools are full (and I mean full!) of sorobrook carp, you can buy green beans and hand-feed the fish, kids love it.
The first main waterfall is very easy to get to just a short walk from the park entrance, and has several pools for swimming downstream.

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