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Namtok Than Mayom in Koh Chang

On a secluded part of Koh Chang, you’ll find an attractive waterfall called Nam Tok Than Mayom. It is found on the eastern coast of the island, just two kilometers away from the small community of Dan Mai. It is the second most famous fall in Koh Chang following Nam Tok Kong Plu.

 

best mode to reach Than Mayom is usually motorbike, as taxis are very rare on this side of the island. If ever you will rent a motorbike, you can park it on the private parking area for a small fee. Since it is owned by the National Park, there will be an admission fee for 200 baht.

 

The walk will be about five minutes from the entrance towards the fall itself. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll see different kinds of creatures like birds, monkeys and butterflies on your way. You’ll also see different kinds of lush and green plants, the rich soil and all sizes of rocks.

 

It is relatively smaller than Kong Plu—it is a medium-sized waterfall that has four levels, third of which is the most beautiful and attractive. The water falls down first in a pool then to another one—it then reaches the last level where it ends on a beautiful jade-colored stream.

 

Kong Plu’s history is very unique. The older Thai royalties used the area. You can easily see the well-preserved Royal Initials of King Rama V, King Rama VII and Queen Rambhai Barni on a slab of stone just beside the fall.

 

Just like Kong Plu, Than Mayom’s seclusion from the center of the island makes it more beautiful to see. It is a relaxing place to stay and explore because of the thick, green forest that covers it. It is ideal for people who are not afraid of the surrounding tall mountains.

 

A morning trip to the fall is more advisable because it is when you’ll hear the beautiful sound of nature—the soft rustle of leaves, the gentle flow of water, and the pleasant chirps of birds. It is the time when the sunshine is not that strong.

 

Better bring a sun block, towel and extra clothes with you as you really cannot resist the magnificent beauty of Than Mayom. Don’t forget your cameras too, because you really don’t want to forget the splendor of Than Mayom.

 

Most of all, come together with your loved ones for a worth-sharing experience that will surely last a lifetime.





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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