Koh Phangan Waterfalls
There are plenty of Koh Phangan waterfalls, from the smallest to the grandest and the most famous. If you like walking or hiking and fancy cooling off in some nice cool pools then the Koh Phangan waterfalls are ideal. Some are a fairly easy walk to access whilst others require more of a hike. Make sure you check out the amazing views at a few of the waterfalls on Koh Phangan Island.
Than Sadet Waterfall is probably the most famous of all the Koh Phangan waterfalls and is a series of beautiful streams and pools. It also holds some very important history about past and present kings. It was first visited by Thai Royalty in 1880’s when King Rama V left an inscription on a rock that still remains today. Other past Kings also left their mark after a trip here including the present King Bhumibol. Still today the water from the falls is considered sacred and used for Royal ceremonies.
Than Sadet Waterfall is not just one waterfall; there are three (Thong Nang, Saampon and Deang) to see whilst visiting this side of the island, all within easy reach of one another. Than Sadet Waterfall is a combination of a series of beautiful streams and pools with a continuous range of giant boulders which make Than Sadet Waterfall so unique. If you have good hiking shoes, it is possible to walk the entire 3km linking three waterfalls on the boulders themselves. The boulders are more like huge stepping stones that can be approached from numerous places; either from beautiful Than Sadet Beach, or from the road into Than Sadet.
Phaeng Waterfall is the most popular Koh Phangan waterfalls. Phaeng Waterfall is the grandest and one of the largest on the island and it really does come to life after the wet season. The waterfall is part of a national park and is located in the centre of the island near Madua Wan. There are actually 2 waterfalls, Phaeng Noi (small) and Phaeng Yai (big). When you arrive at the park you will first pass the Phaeng Noi along the trail. Phaeng Waterfall is high and steep so you cannot climb it.
Paradise Waterfall on Koh Phangan is one of the easiest to access and is situated on the main Thongsala to Chaloklum road. This a truly wonderful place to be during, and just after, the wet season. At Paradise Waterfall you can expect water to cascade down a series of rock walls, pooling at the bottom in two large pools. During the wet season there are two pools to swim in.
Be Safe at the Waterfalls
Be safe when visiting any of the waterfalls on Koh Phangan Island by wearing suitable walking shoes (not flip flops). Take plenty of drinking water. Mind your step as the trails and rocks get slippery. Take mosquito repellent. Remember it gets dark early here so allow enough time to enjoy the waterfalls on Koh Phangan Island and its scenery in daylight. Get the latest weather forecast here so you can plan the best time to visit the Koh Phangan waterfalls.