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Parc National d’Erawan

Parc National d’Erawan (Thailand)

Practical information about Parc National d’Erawan

  • Family
  • Relaxation
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Mountain
  • Waterfall
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
3 hours from Bangkok by bus
When to go
Between November and March
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Parc National d’Erawan

Travel writer
73 travel articles

Erawan National Park is a veritable treasure of Thai nature.

My suggestion:
Forget about wearing flip-flops! Make sure you have adequate footwear with you because the ground can be slippery and uneven.
Summary:

Erawan is one of Thailand's most visited national parks. And with good reason. It's "seven-tier waterfall" made me feel as if I'd been transported to some fairy tale land.

On the advice of a friend, I stayed in a guesthouse located close by the evening before, enabling me to go and explore the park early in the morning, thus avoiding the crowds.

The climb up to the top tier takes about two hours. What a pleasure it is when you get to see those natural pools of stunning blue-green water… As I bathed there I enjoyed a pedicure from those little fish that come and nibble at your feet!

The nature there, whether it's the animals or the vegetation, is rich and luxuriant. The water flowing over the rocks, the ballet of the monkeys, the songs of the birds, the magically shaped trees, all combine to plunge you into another world.

Erawan Falls
Romain Beuvart Travel writer
89 travel articles

The flagship national park, in the province of Kanchanaburi, less than 3 hours from Bangkok. 

My suggestion:
As the park wardens start clearing the park at 4.30 p.m., go straight up to see the last waterfall because if not you might find yourself like me, having to turn round without having seen it, which was a bit frustrating.
Summary:

The Erawan National Park is a part of paradise, nestling in the heart of the province of Kanchanaburi, west of Bangkok. The site is made up of a series of 7 waterfalls on 7 levels (a walk of 2.2 km) and there are usually lots of people at the weekend, especially on the first two levels. It's the ideal place to go if you are travelling with your family, the clean, emerald colored water of each level makes a great natural swimming pool.

I went with friends and even though it was raining, which made the ground a bit muddy and slippery, we still had a good time. Have you heard of the " fish spa ", where you place your feet in water full of fish who eat the dead skin off them? Well, you can try it at Erawan, and it's free! Well almost...as it's a National Park you have to pay 200 bahts to get in, but it's a much better experience in nature.

A waterfall at Erawan National Park