Your Visit to koh chang is incomplete without visiting Nam Tok Khlong Phlu waterfall.
Koh Chang is simply not a group of islands; it is rather a haven of a majestic tropical nature. It is not only a home to the white trail of beaches but also to the beautiful Nam Tok Khlong Phlu, the most famous waterfalls in Koh Chang and in the whole Gulf of Thailand.
Located at the west coast of the island, the waterfall is situated 1.5 kilometers from the community of Klong Prao and Kai Bae beach. You can ride on a motorbike until Mu Ko Chang, the district’s national park office. From there, you need to pay an admission fee, then you can walk towards the heart of the jungle and see the captivating beauty of the Nam Tok Klung Plu.
Before starting your 600-meter hike into the dense forest, make sure to carry drinks and food for the rocky terrain. The 20-minute walk is quite a bit of a challenge yet it will be all worth it once you see the falls.
The Nam Tok Klong Plu waterfall is around 25-30 meters high that goes down towards the clean, jade basin towards the river. It has three levels and the first of which is the most popular because it goes down from a steep, rock-strewn cliff of 100 meters height.
The fall is surrounded by lush, green tropical plants plus stones and rocks of all sizes that add up to the whole beauty of the area. If you walk for short 15 minutes along the trail of the Klong Plu River, you’ll reach the end of the Gulf of Thailand near the Panviman Resort.
A trip to the spectacular waterfalls is advisable in the morning, when the sun is just shining, to see the light touch the emerald vegetation. Don’t forget a towel and extra clothes because for sure, you’ll fall in love with the serene atmosphere of the waterfall.
And oh—don’t forget your cameras too—or else you’ll miss the picturesque view of the valley enclosed by its rich and lush flora. The place is very ideal for swimming and relaxation as it is hidden from the prying eyes of other people.
The green season in Thailand is the best to visit Nam Tok Khlong Phlu because during the summer, the waterfall can be quite narrow and dry. But by July, the forest will be greener and the stream will be richer with water.