Nakhon Nayok Waterfalls, Nakhon Nayok Dam, Waterfalls in Nakhon Nayok

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Attractions in Nakhon Nayok Province
Waterfalls
Heo Na Rok Waterfall
Location: Pak Phli District
Heo Na Rok Waterfall
Heo Na Rok Waterfall
Heo Na Rok Waterfall is one of the most beautiful cascades in Nakhon Nayok. It's located in the south of Khao Yai National Park, the waterfall comprise with 3-tiered waterfall cascades from a 200-meter cliff through forested mountains onto the plains below. Its first tier is 60 meters high. The scene is breathtaking, particularly when watching the strong currents flowing from the first layer to the lower layers at a 90-degree angle before disappearing into the deep valley. The waterfall is truly spectacular and equally dangerous claiming at least one elephant death per year as wild elephants jungle path is through the waterfall.

How to get there
  1. By Bus - From Bangkok there are several bus companies operating on the Bangkok-Prachin Buri route. Buses depart from the Northern Bus Terminal on Kamphaengphet 2 Road. Get off the bus at Naresuan Intersection and then hire a song taew to Khao Yai National Park.
  2. By Car - driving from Nakhon Nayok town on Suwannason Road, take a left turn to Highway Number 3077 at Neon Hom intersection or Naraesuan roundabout in Prachin Buri province, and then continue driving to kilometre 24 marker.
Administered by : Khao Yai National Park
Opening Hours : 08:00 am. - 15:00 pm.
Hotels : Hotels in Khao Yai Area
Lan Rak Waterfall (Tat Hin Kong Waterfall)
Location: Mueang District
Lan Rak Waterfall or Tat Hin Kong Waterfall is situated in Phramani Sub-district on the way to Sarika Waterfall and Nang Rong Waterfall. This is a unique and beautiful waterfall originating from a small stream which flows through a large rocky at the foot of a small hill. It is a beautiful and secluded little spot at the entrance are a number of food vendors selling refreshments such as locally grown fresh fruits. The best time to visit the waterfall is during the rainy season, is nearly half the year between June and October.

How to get there
From Nakhon Nayok town centre, take a left turn at Prachakasem intersection (about 8 kilometers on the route to the Sai Thong Reservoir), and then proceed for another 5 kilometers to the falls.
Nang Rong Waterfall
Location: Muang District
Nang Rong Waterfall
Nang Rong Waterfall
Nang Rong Waterfall is the most popular play area located in Hin Tang Sub-district, part of the Khao Yai National Park. This multi-tiered waterfall flows down to several rock formations below and then to the lush forests. The falls are best enjoyed during the rainy season. In the dry season, the fall usually dries up to a gentle trickle. There are many visitors every weekend throughout the rainy season. The waterfall attracts numerous visitors during the festive seasons and long holidays. At the base of the falls are a few restaurants. You can get some great authentic Thai food and a cool beer. Try the papaya salad with grilled chicken and sticky rice.

How to get there
Nang Rong Waterfall is located just over 100 km from Bangkok. The best way to get there is to take the northeastern route of highway no. 3049 from Nakon Nayok town towards the foothills of Khao Yai about 12 km out of town, then drive on for another 7 km to reach the Nang Rong Waterfall.
Administered by : Khao Yai National Park
Opening Hours : 08:00 am. - 15:00 pm.
Sarika Waterfall
Location: Mueang District
Sarika Waterfall is the most famous waterfall in Nakhon Nayok which located in Sarika Sub-district, approximately 15 kilometers east of the city. This beautiful 9-tiered waterfall cascades down the cliff to a forested hillside has a large natural pool on each level which sometimes is perfect for swimming.

Accommodations, restaurants and souvenir shops are available. Local products including brooms and artificial flowers made from wild pine are sold in shops around the waterfall. Luang Pu Man, the famous and revered monk, had resided in nearby Sarika Cave for his religious meditation from 1917 - 1920. Other than Luang Pu Mans meditation place inside the cave there is also a chapel located at the top-end of the cave. In addition, there are residences of monks and nuns who pursue inner-path meditation.

How to get there
From Nakhon Nayok town centre, take highway No. 3049 for about 12 kilometers, then take a left turn to highway No. 3050 and proceed for another 3 kilometers.
Wang Takhrai Waterfall Forest Park
Location: Mueang District
Sarika Waterfall
Sarika Waterfall
Wang Takhrai located quite close to Sarika Waterfall, in Hing Tang Sub-district, approximately 16 kilometers from Nakhon Nayok town. Wang Takhrai covers an area of some 1,500 rai and is renowned for its scenic landscape, small rocky creek, wide variety flowers and plants. In addition, there is a wide range of activities awaiting visitors including swimming, riding downstream on inflated tire inner tubes, canoeing, or cycling. Camp sites and bungalow facilities are also available. A fun, one-day trip is possible, as visitors may drive to all the attractions within the compound.

How to get there
Route 1
Beginning at the Nang Rong Waterfall, this route passes Khao Ta Mon, Nang Non Waterfall,Tad Ta Mong Waterfall, and emerges onto the Khao Yai plateau. The route illustrates the beauty of waterfalls, lovely wild orchids and forest, forest denizens, such as deer, birds and monkeys. This 25 kilometer trek takes 3 days/2 nights to complete.

Route 2 Beginning at the Nang Rong Waterfall, this route passes beside Khlong Wang Takhrai,Klong Sompong Yai, following hillocks and animal trails to the Mae Plong Waterfall which consists of 7 rapids feeding large and natural pools. This 10-kilometre trek takes 2 day/1 night to complete.

Route 3 Beginning at the Nang Rong Waterfall, this route follows the waterfall downstreamto the Khao Chom Long Waterfall. This 10-kilometre trek also takes 2 days/1 night to complete.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 17.00 pm.
Dam
Khundan Prakarnchol Dam
Location: Mueang District
Khundan Prakarnchol Dam
Khundan Prakarnchol Dam
The Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam was originally named the Khlong Tha Dan Dam. It's a major tourist attraction of Nakhon Nayok. Tourists can admire its grand structure and enjoy various leisure activities around the dam site. This is a haven for ecotourism where visitors can trek, windsurf, kayak, or go rafting in Khao Yai National Park. Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam was completed in 2005 and it is the longest reinforced concrete dam in the world with 93 metres high and 2,594 metres long and an incredible 5.5 million cubic meters of concrete. It has a storage capacity of 224 million cubic meters of water. It is the biggest dam in Thailand. It is also the largest and longest roller compacted concrete (RCC) dam in the world.

The Thai authorities subsequently changed the name to the Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam, which is the stream that flows from Heaw Narok Waterfall. You may still see some road signs pointing to Khlong Tha Dan Dam but most now call it the Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam. They are the same place. View from the reservoir to the dam His Majesty King Bhumipol initiated the dam project. Nakhon Nayok had long suffered from a cycle of floods and drought. The resulting poor acidic soil caused Nakhon Nayok's farmers great hardship and occasional flash floods had claimed many lives.

How to get there
From Nakhon Nayok town centre, take highway No. 3049 for about 11 kilometers, take a right turn at intersection and proceed for another 6 kilometers, then turn right for 1 km to reach the Dam.