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Erawan Waterfalls National Park near Kanchanaburi

January 14th, 2010

In Kanchanaburi we stayed at Apple's Guesthouse which was recommended by the Lonely Planet guide and a very popular low budget accomodation choice. I tried calling weeks ahead but it initially it seemed the place was fully booked. After recalling a few times we found out the guesthouse in Kanchanaburi would be able to book us a cabin.

Apple's Guesthouse is a fine place to stay and I honestly don't think you'll find a better place for this price. We paid less than 10 dollars for the cabin. Of course the room wasn't too luxurous and you had to invent something yourself to make the toilet flush..At least we had an accommodation in the centre of Kanchanaburi without going through to much trouble.

The 7 tiers of the Erawan Waterfalls The 7 tiers of the Erawan..

We decided we wanted to visit the Erawan Waterfall located in the province of Kanchanaburi and arranged for a daytrip. The falls of Erawan, named after the three headed Hindu white elephant for its beautiful water drops, is located in a beautiful bush on top of a hill. You can hike to the top of this hill passing by the different seven tiers of the Erawan Waterfalls.

Each tier is indicated on the information sign by name and the number of meters it will take you to get there. You can decide weather to skip certain tiers and go straight to the top or make a stop at each fall.

There are amazing water drops and pools where you can swim in. The Erawan Waterfalls National Parks also contains several picnic area's and a lot of Thai locals make it to the park to spend their weekends with their relatives.

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  • The 7 tiers of the Erawan Waterfalls The 7 tiers of the Erawan Waterfalls
  • Waterpools on the rocks Waterpools on the rocks
  • Amazing rock pools at Erawan Amazing rock pools at Erawan
  • You can see the fish beneath the falls You can see the fish beneath the falls
  • Gorgeous waterfalls near Kanchanaburi Gorgeous waterfalls near Kanchanaburi
  • The tiers are named and indicated on signs The tiers are named and indicated on signs
  • Erawan Waterfalls National Park Erawan Waterfalls National Park
  • Outlook over Kanchanaburi Outlook over Kanchanaburi
  • We actually dived off this rock! We actually dived off this rock!
  • Natural swimming pool Natural swimming pool
  • Amazing fish at Erawan National Park Amazing fish at Erawan National Park
  • Fish swimming in the Erawan waters Fish swimming in the Erawan waters
  • The Erawan hiking trail The Erawan hiking trail
  • Local tree offerings at the Erawan Falls Local tree offerings at the Erawan Falls
  • Local Thai offerings on the trees Local Thai offerings on the trees
  • Lets take a break here! Lets take a break here!
  • Photos of Erawan Waterfalls Photos of Erawan Waterfalls
  • One of the many tiers at Erawan One of the many tiers at Erawan
  • Amazing Thailand waterfalls Amazing Thailand waterfalls
  • Hiking to the 5th and 6th Erawan tiers Hiking to the 5th and 6th Erawan tiers
  • Swimming in the crystal clear pools Swimming in the crystal clear pools
  • Forest bush and amazing waterfalls Forest bush and amazing waterfalls
  • Erawan, the three headed white elephant Erawan, the three headed white elephant
  • Photos of the falls near Kanchanaburi Photos of the falls near Kanchanaburi
  • Amazing waterfalls in the forest Amazing waterfalls in the forest
  • Pictures of the Waterfalls at Erawan Pictures of the Waterfalls at Erawan
  • Hiking through the Erawan park Hiking through the Erawan park
  • The tiers of the Erawan Falls The tiers of the Erawan Falls
  • Blue water pools on the rocks Blue water pools on the rocks
  • The blue waters of Erawan The blue waters of Erawan

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Name: Antonio
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Travel type: Couples vacation

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Erawan Waterfalls National Park near Kanchanaburi
Continent: Asia
Country: Thailand
City: Kanchanaburi
Period: Nov '08-Jan '09
Lenght of stay: 3 days
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Travel Review

Liked: The falls are beautiful and the pools really refreshing
Disliked: The hike to the ultimate tier was a bit steep
Trip Rating: Excellent

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