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Waterfalls in Koh Phangan - The Stunning Cascades that are not to be Missed

The beautiful island of Koh Phangan located off the southeast coast of Thailand is famous for its beaches & moon parties. However, its stunning waterfalls are totally worth checking out too!


Than Sadet Waterfall

Surrounded by mountains and pristine jungles, the Than Sadet waterfall is located on the eastern coast of Koh Phangan close to the Haad Than Sadet Beach. In 1888 the King Rama V and his royal family visited the Than Sadet waterfall and left an inscription on a giant granite boulder as a memorial. Many other royals have visited the waterfall throughout the years including the former monarch, King Bhumibol Aduljadet, who took water from the waterfall to use at Royal ceremonies.

The Than Sadet waterfall consists of many flat, giant granite boulders that are connected to each other by a set of natural pools. Each of these pools has their own miniature water cascades that stretch for about 3 kilometres.


Phaeng Waterfalls

The largest waterfall in Koh Phangan, the Phaeng waterfalls are found within the Thansadej - Koh Phangan National Park. This is situated about half an hour away from Haad Rin. There are plenty of Koh Phangan resorts around the park, and some like the Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas arrange excursions so that you'll be saved from the hassle, time and money of organizing one yourself. The falls are located close to a village by the name of Baan Madua Wan, and it'll be a strenuous trek of 300 meters here to get to the falls. The trek is totally worth it!


Wang Sai Waterfall

Situated on the northwest coast of Koh Phangan, the Wang Sai Waterfall is simply stunning with set of natural pool and surroundings of verdant greens. It's just about five minutes away from the Haad Mae Haad Beach. The best time to visit the falls is after heavy rains when the natural ponds filled to the brim with cool, refreshing water perfect for swimming. If you're an experienced swimmer, you'll find boulders where you can jump into the water.

One of the coolest things about the Wang Sai waterfall is the set of limestone pools situated at the base of the waterfall. Together they resemble a beautiful lotus that glimmers in shades of green and blue when hit by bright sunlight.


Paradise Waterfall

A stunning cascade situated amidst paradisiacal surroundings. The Paradise Waterfall is located right next to the Phangan Safari Park. Its convenient location close to the Main Road from Thong Sala to Ao Chaloklum is one of the reasons why it's so popular. However, make sure to NOT visit the falls during the summer as they are likely to be dried up.


Than Prawet Waterfall

Quite popular among tourists, especially hikers and backpackers, the Than Prawet waterfall is in Ban Thai. Some claim that this is the most beautiful waterfall in Koh Phangan and it's not surprising why. Situated in the midst of a dense jungle, the waterfall features a series of falls that stretch 1 kilometre from each other. There are spectacular rock formations, gigantic granite boulders and many scenic spots that are perfect to sit down and have a picnic while enjoying amazing views.