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Nam Tok Klong Phlu

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.





published: 09.03.2012

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach

fishing

 

Short description:

Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants

shopping

Short description:

Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

Short description:

Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:

fishing

seafood restaurants

shopping

nightlife

Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community

kayaking

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.

 

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