Nakhon Si Thammarat Caves, Nakhon Si Thammarat Waterfalls

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Caves
Hong Cave
Location : Tha Sala District Hong Cave
Hong Cave

Hong Cave is amazing cave and very beautiful because inside the cave has stream running through its center before going subterranean to another stream outside. Besides you will touch with the beautiful of stalactites and stalagmites of strange shapes abound in the cave. The most distinctive characteristic of the cave is a waterfall that drops down 3 levels. Visitors in the cave must wade through water before emerging from the exit 300 metres away. The cave is under the responsibility of the Khao Nanthi National Park Protection Unit (Khlong Lamphaen). The cave is situated just before Krung Ching waterfall.
Talot Cave
Location: Thung Song District
Talot Cave is a small cave in Chai Chumphon Mountain which away from Thung Song district office about 500 metres. The cave can be traversed from one exit to the other, hence, its name of Talot or Lot (cut-through) cave. Inside is a huge reclining Buddha image stretching the length of the cave. This sacred image is decorated with murals of Lord Buddha's life drawn by Mr. Naep Thichinnaphong, a famous artist of Nakhon Si Thammarat. The area around the cave has been developed into a park with a store selling food and drinks.
Khao Wang Thong Cave
Location : Khanom District
Khao Wang Thong Cave is one of the most dangerous caves of Nakhon Sri Thammarat by away from the city only 77 kilometres. The cave has many small and large chambers, each with stalagmites and stalactites of odd sizes and shapes, like pagodas, dinosaurs, custard apples, and fried eggs. Some chambers can only be accessed by crawling or climbing, making it fun for visitors.

How to get there :
Start from Khanom district office, turn right at the intersection to Don Sak and take a left turn. The entrance has a bus stop called Sala Tansakun which is easily noticeable. Drive for 6 km until you reach the cave. Visitors must first obtain the cave key from the keeper at the cave entrance.
Waterfalls
Karom Waterfall
Location : Lan Saka District Karom Waterfall
Karom Waterfall

Karom Waterfall is the big waterfall of Nakhon Sri Thammarat which located in Khao Luang Naional Park. The waterfall is very beautiful and surrounding with the perfect natural. The waterfall cascades down 19 levels, with names like Nan Phung, Nan Nam Ruang, Nan Dat Fa, and Nan Soi Dao (the highest level at 1,300-1,400 metres). Kings and royal family members have visited this waterfall, as evidenced by the initials of King Rama V and King Rama VI carved there.

How to get there :
Take Highway No. 4016, then turn left onto Highway No. 4015 for 20 kilometres, and the entrance to the waterfall will be on the right.
Administered by : Hat Khanom Mu Ko Thale Tai National Park
Hotels : Hotels in Khanom Beach Area
Krung Ching Waterfall
Location: Lan Saka District
Krung Ching Waterfall located in Krung Ching Sub-District, Khao Luang National Park, the waterfall very beautiful and important of Nakhon Sri Thammarat. Name of Krung Ching Waterfall come from Ton Ching which is a kind of palm prevalent in the area. The waterfall has many levels and the most breathtaking level is Nan Fon Saen Ha where water drops off a sheer cliff 100 metres high, splashing down creating a mist covering the area like rain unlike other falls. This waterfall level is depicted on the back of Thailand’s 1,000 Baht currency note. The waterfall is under the responsibility of the Khao Luang National Park Protection Unit. The waterfall can be reached by a road 3.8 km long to Nan Fon Saen Ha. The area has a training center, accommodation and a campground.

How to get there :
To get to the falls, take the Nakhon Si Thammarat-Phrom Khiri road (4016). Upon reaching Na Reng intersection, turn left to Nop Phitam Sub-District and turn right (4186). The total distance is 70 km.
Administered by : Hat Khanom Mu Ko Thale Tai National Park
Nai Khiao Waterfall
Location: Lan Saka District Nai Khiao Waterfall
Nai Khiao Waterfall

Nai Khiao Waterfall or known well as in Thai “Namtok Ai Khiao” which located in Thon Hong Sub-District. This waterfall has 9 levels and originating from Khao Luang. The waterfall has different name in each waterfall level such as Nan Chong Sai, Nan Bang Bai, Nan Mai Phai, Nan Sua Phan, Nan Buppha Sawan, Nan Hin Kong, Nan Hua Chang, Nan Sai Kwat Lan, and Nan Fa Faet. The surrounding area is still a dense jungle. Both sides of the falls are covered with betel gardens. The locals call the betel Phlu Pak Sai because of its hot flavor and sweet scent. The view of Khao Luang is best viewed from here.

How to get there :
It is 30 kilometres from the city on Highway No. 4016, on the same route as Phrom Lok waterfall. At the 26-km marker, turn left onto the road and continue for another 3 kilometres.
Administered by : Hat Khanom Mu Ko Thale Tai National Park
Yot Luang Waterfall
Location: Lan Saka District
Yot Luang Waterfall or known well as “Mueang Mai waterfall” which located in Mu 6, Na Reng Sub-District, south of Krung Ching waterfall. Swimming can be enjoyed here at this medium-sized waterfall amidst the coolness of the jungle.

How to get there : To get to the waterfall, take the Nakhon Si Thammarat-Phrom Khiri route (4016) for 40 km.
Administered by : Khao Luang National Park
Phrom Lok Waterfall
Location: Phrom Khiri District Phrom Lok Waterfall
Phrom Lok Waterfall

Phrom Lok Waterfall or Namtok Phrom Lok is a large waterfall originates from the Nakhon Si Thammarat mountain range which located in Phrom Lok Sub-District. The waterfall is wide, lovely rock platforms and flows down 4 levels, which are Nan Bo Nam Won, Nan Wang Mai Pak, Nan Wang Hua Bua, and Nan Wang Ai Le. The water flows past many kinds of flora before going to Khlong Tha Phae and ending in the Gulf of Thailand in Pak Phun Sub-District.

How to get there :
It can be reached via Highway No. 4016 (Nakhon Si Thammarat-Phrom Khiri) to the 20-km marker, then turn left onto Highway No. 4132 for 5 kilometres.
Administered by : Hat Khanom Mu Ko Thale Tai National Park
Sunantha Waterfall
Location: Tha Sala District
Sunantha Waterfall is a small waterfall which located in Tha Sala District. The waterfall drops down a steep cliff to the pool below before flowing into Khlong Klai, the main waterway of Tha Sala. Rafting can be done in the canal during the rainy season, when the water level is high.
Khlong Chang Waterfall and trekking on Khao Men
Location: Thung Song District
Khlong Chang Waterfall is one of southern Thailand’s most beautiful waterfall. The waterfall has 7 tiers and originates in Khao Men which is the third highest mountain after Khao Luang and Khao Nan (Nakhon Si Thammarat mountain range). Besides beautiful waterfall, tourists can enjoy with trekking on Khao Men are must things to see and do in this district. The waterfall area is still a verdant forest. Trekking up the 1,235-metre-high Khao Men is recommended as a cool mist covers it the year round and it possesses more than 300 exotic plant species.

How to get there :
Take the Nakhon Si Thammarat-Thung Song road to Khuan Mai Daeng intersection. Turn right towards Na Bon on NS2001 Road for about 11 km to the waterfall. The recommended time for trekking is 2 days and 1 night and the most suitable period is December to April.
Administered by : Namtok Yong National Park
Contact : Tel. 0 7549 1244
Hotels : Hotels in Nakhon Si Thammarat Area
Yong National Park Waterfall
Location: Thung Song District Namtok Yong National Park
Namtok Yong National Park

Yong National Park Waterfall or known well in locally as Yong Sai Yai waterfall which covered areas in Thung Song, Na Bon, and Chawang, total area around 49,403.25 acres. The waterfall was proclaimed a national park on December 10, 1987. The parks pristine nature includes the Yong Waterfall where streams converge into one giant rope-like waterfall dropping from a high cliff to the large pool below. There is also the Plieu Waterfall at Pa Praek, a smaller waterfall measuring 25 metres high. An ascent from Ban Nam Ron to the top takes about 1 hour.

How to get there :
Take the Nakhon Si Thammarat-Thung Song Road for 50 kilometres, turn right, and drive for 3 kilometres to the park. Tents are available for tourists. For more details, please contact the park at Moo 2, Tham Yai Sub-District.
Si Khit Waterfall
Location: Si Chon District
Si Khit Waterfall is a small waterfall originates in the mountains to the west of Nakhon Sri Thammarat which located in Moo 2, Si Khit Sub-District. The waterfall is flows down several levels amidst pristine natural surroundings.

How to get there :
It is 15 kilometres west of Sichon beach on Highway No. 4105.
Ranae Waterfall
Location: Phipun District
Ranae Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall which located in Mu 6, Phipun Sub-District. The waterfall has 10 levels and is surrounding with many trees. This waterfall is well worth a visit.

How to get there :
From Nakhon Si Thammarat city, take the Nakhon-Lan Saka, Chandi Road (Highway No. 4015) for 55 kilometres (the same route as the one to Suan Ai and Suan Khan waterfalls). Then continue on the Chandi-Phipun bus for 18 kilometres. Approximately 1 kilometre before you reach Phipun district office, there is a sign on the right pointing to the waterfall. Take that road for 10 kilometres.