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Erawan National Park

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  • Kanchanaburi
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/03/2016

Fodor's Review

Some of Kanchanaburi Province's most spectacular scenery can be found in this park. The main attraction, Erawan Waterfall, has seven tiers; the topmost supposedly resembles the mythical three-headed elephant (Erawan) belonging to the Hindu god Indra. Getting to the top requires a steep 2-km (1-mile) hike. Comfortable footwear is essential for the two-hour trek, and don't forget to bring water. You can swim at each level of the waterfall (levels two through five are the most popular). The first tier has a small café, and there are several others near the visitor center. There are also eight-person bungalows costing from B800 to B2,400—the ones nearest the waterfall are quieter.

The park is massive; the waterfall is near the main entrance—so, too, are the visitor center and accommodations. Five caves are among the park's other highlights. One of the caves, Ta Duang, has wall paintings, and another, Ruea, has prehistoric coffins. The caves are much farther away and are accessed via a different road. About 2 km (1 mile) from the park is Erawan Village; songthaews (B500–B600) leave from its market and travel to the park entrance and the caves. Erawan-bound Bus 8170 leaves Kanchanaburi's bus station every 50 minutes; the trip takes 90 minutes.

Sight Information

Address:

Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi, 71250, Thailand

Map It

Phone:

034-574222; 034-574234

Website: www.dnp.go.th

Sight Details:

  • B300
  • Daily 8–4:30

Published 06/03/2016

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