Located near Kanchanaburi, Erawan National Park is a large protected nature reserve best known for its beautiful seven tiered Erawan waterfall, considered to be among the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand.
You can take a scenic 2 kilometer trek through the forest and climb up the seven levels to the top of the falls while stopping to refresh in the pools on your way.
All 7 levels of Erawan waterfall are listed below.
The first level of Erawan waterfall is called "Hlai Khuen Rung" and is located 500 m from the start of the trek.
The second level of Erawan waterfall is called "Wang Macha" and is located 600 m from the start of the trek.
The third level of Erawan waterfall is called "Pha Namtok" and is located 700 m from the start of the trek.
The fourth level of Erawan waterfall is called "Oke Nang Peesau" and is located 1050 m from the start of the trek.
The fifth level of Erawan waterfall is called "Buea Mai Long" and is located 1550 m from the start of the trek.
The sixth level of Erawan waterfall is called "Dong Prucksa" and is located 1750 m from the start of the trek.
The seventh level of Erawan waterfall is called "Phu Pha Erawan" and is located 2000 m from the start of the trek.
Visiting all seven levels of waterfall is definitely worth it as they are all amazing and look different.
All the ponds are full of fish that like to eat the skin of the feet so you better be prepared for the free SPA procedure as the tickling can be quite unexpected!
Erawan National Park Opening Hours
8:00 – 16:30 daily
Erawan National Park Entrance Fee
The entrance fee is 300 THB for foreigners (children 200 THB), 100 THB for locals (children 50 THB), 20 THB for a motorbike and 30 THB for other vehicles.
How to get to Erawan National Park?
There are several ways for getting to Erawan Falls from Kanchanaburi and Bangkok.
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Erawan Falls
There is a local bus going from Kanchanaburi Bus Station to Erawan National Park. Buses from Kanchanaburi to Erawan Falls leave roughly every hour in the morning and less frequently in the morning. For more details check: Bus Kanchanaburi to Erawan Falls.
Join in Tour to Erawan Falls
It is possible to visit Erawan National Park with a guided tour but this option will not give you enough of freedom and you will be visiting the waterfall at the time when it's most crowded (and it can be really crowded when tour buses from Bangkok show up about noon).
However, taking a bus from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi and then traveling by a local bus from Kanchanaburi to Erawan Falls is very time consuming, so getting from Bangkok to Erawan Falls by public transportation can be hardly done in a day. If you would like to visit Erawan Falls from Bangkok without staying overnight in Kanchanaburi, joining Erawan Park & Kanchanaburi Small-Group Tour might be the best option.
Private Tour to Erawan Falls
Otherwise, you can book a private tour for more comfortable visit to Erawan National Park and other Kanchanaburi attractions. Private 2 day tour from Bangkok can be booked online here: Kanchanaburi 2-Day Private Tour From Bangkok.
Private Car to Erawan Falls
The easiest, most comfortable and flexible option for visiting Erawan Falls from Bangkok is hiring a private car. With Private Car Hire to Kanchanaburi you can experience Kanchanaburi and its highlights at your own pace. Enjoy round-trip transportation from your hotel in Bangkok with a private driver and vehicle. Visit the sights that most interest you with flexible itineraries.
Erawan Falls by Motorbike
Another option is to go there by a rented motorbike if driving for more than 50 km from Kanchanaburi and hot Thai weather doesn't bother you.