Sai Yok Waterfall ‘Get some rest and feel cool and relaxed to your whole heart.’
Let’s begin with Sai Yok Yai.
Here comes another interesting waterfall in Thailand. This one is located in Kanchanaburi Province. Its name may in fact ring a bell to you.
Sai Yok Waterfall. Sounds familiar? Well, if this doesn’t, that’s fine. Let’s find out why you should get there.
First, for your information, there are total two branches of Sai Yok Waterfall, consisting of Sai Yok Noi and Sai Yok Yai.
Sai Yok Yai Waterfall is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand, as tourists are able to do many activities there and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. By the way, the unique appearance of the waterfall is, the water starts flowing from the stream to Kwae Noi Brook. That creates quite relaxing image.
Feast your eyes with the image of the water flowing down from the 10-metre-high cliff then dumping itself into the clear brook below.
By visiting the waterfall, tourists are able to go rafting, see schools of fishes, have a picnic, have a sightseeing, go swimming. For your information, to go swimming in the waterfall, you have to be extra careful, especially if you have children, and should never be on your own. Remember, at some point, the water can be quite cool and the current is unstable.
How to get to Sai Yok Yai Waterfall
If you start your trip in Bangkok, the whole trip will take about 230 kilometres. That may be exhausted for you. Anyway, if you think you can handle it, just open your Google Map and set the destination as ‘Kaeng Sian Junction’. When you get to the junction, just turn left, in order to reach Sai Yok County. Keep the same route for about 91 kilometres until you reach another junction. Then turn left again and continue straight for about 3 kilometres. Finally, you will reach the parking lot of the waterfall. You have to park your car there and walk on your feet for about 200 metres.
But if you’re already in Kanchanaburi Province, just start from the heart of it. Keep going along Saeng Chu To Road and turn left at Kaeng Sian Junction as usual.
Next, let’s move to Sai Yok Noi.
Sai Yok Noi Waterfall is also known as Khao Pang Waterfall. The word ‘pang’ means ‘wrecked’ or ‘broken down’ in English. That’s right. The cliff of the waterfall was wrecked and broken down, causing them to turn into descending limestone cliff at the below part of the mountain. Then the water from the mountain started to flow, creating a stream below.
It’s as beautiful as Sai Yok Yai Waterfall. You can get in there for free. No money is needed for the entry. But you may need some for buying food and drink, as there are lots of booth vendors around the waterfall. Don’t worry about getting suddenly hungry. You may get something delicious to eat and then have a little picnic near the waterfall, have a nice swim, or play in the water. Just remember, always keep the area clean all the time.
Walk around the woodland and have a sightseeing will be good too. Just get your camera ready. The scenery at the waterfall and its woodland is very gorgeous.
How to get to Sai Yok Noi Waterfall
Sai Yok Noi Waterfall is located on Tong Pha Phum-Sangkla Road, Sai Yok County, Kanchanaburi Province.
Reach Kang Sian Junction first. Then turn left to Sai Yok County. Keep going for about 56 kilometres and you will find the waterfall on your right side. You have to park your car near the road. Then walk on your feet to the waterfall.