Apart from the Bridge over the River Kwai and all the World War II related attractions. Erawan Waterfall is famous for travelers both local and international. Located at the west of Thailand in Kanchanaburi province, the Erawan National Park has a huge area of 550 km² of thick rain forest and the highlight of the park is definitely, the 7-tier Erawan Waterfall.
Amid the lush green forest, the falls with its 7 layers span over 1500 meters offering us a casual adventure hiking up to the summit. Each and every layer of waterfall has its name. The first is Lai Kuen Rang, is good for sitting down for a picnic, relax and enjoy the surrounding nature. The second level of the fall, Wang Matcha, is where its real beauty begins to unravel. It presents a huge emerald pool for swimming opportunity. At this level, you will also notice a number of fishes in the water. These are Mahseer Barb commonly found in places with clear water.
Continuing on route to the third level, Pha Nam Tok which has a great scenery of high waterfall with a large pool for swimming. Hiking along the trail is not too difficult although at some point maybe a little rocky. Beautiful scenery and a chance to take a dip can be found at the fourth level, Ok Phisua, to prepare you for the more challenging hike to the seventh level.
The fifth and the sixth level, Bue Mai Long and Dong Phruek Sa, offer the serene surrounding of natural beauty featuring multi tiered cascade. We highly recommend to make an effort to reach the seventh level as it is highly rewarding. The Phu Pha Erawan introduce the best the fall has to offer with its emerald green pool over the white rock. This level also feature the fall which represent the hindu god, Erawan, giving the name to this waterfall.
Although the Erawan Waterfall is open year round. The best time to visit the waterfall is, September – December, right at the end of the rainy season. Choosing the right time to visit is crucial. We recommend visiting at early morning and during weekdays to avoid the crowds so we can really enjoy the nature.