Who says coming to Hua Hin is just to lie lazily on one of the beautiful beaches to enjoy the calmness and stunning scenery? Pala-U Waterfall is a great surprise for those who never think that you will be able to enjoy the genuine beauty of both the sea and the forest here in Hua Hin.
InformationDistance from Hua Hin: 63km
Price with Tuk Tuk: 2000 - 3000 baht
Entry price pr. person: 400 -600 baht
Recommended for all, although the trekking up the waterfall is not recommened for small children, elderly or those with heart problems.
Let’s make a trip to Pala-U
The worthy outingAccording to the record of the Tourist Service Centre of Pala-U Waterfall the number of visitors of Pala-U in each year is close to 100,000 people. This does not include those who come from various organizations which otherwise would raise the number to much larger. Though the 400 baht entrance fee for foreigners is rather high, the charming nature inside this forest makes it worth the cost.
Pala-U is deniably one of the best places for “Eco-tourism” where you can touch a feeling of true nature in true forest. What all can you find here? The beautiful waterfall amidst the humid rain forest, the cool and refreshing air even in a hot sunny day, and the plants and animals communities silently making their living in the natural surrounding. Various kinds of birds and butterflies can also be observed especially in the early morning. Here is truly the right place where you can closely experience the real natural atmosphere.
A close touch with naturePala-U is a large evergreen forest with the beautiful fifteen levels waterfall that shares the same name as the forest, Pala-U Waterfall. Here is the perfect place for tourists who love trekking adventure in natural atmosphere since the trail you are going to walk along the side of the waterfall is nothing but the real forest with the complexed stone tiers. You will need to walk through the narrow path with hanging lianas and surrounded by all kinds of plants.
|Fish in Pala u waterfall|
Out of the fifteen levels of Pala-U waterfall, visitors are allowed to take a dip in the water at level one to level three which will be safe enough to enjoy the cool water. Most of the visitors generally turn back at the third or forth levels as the distance might already tire you. But if you insist on going furthermore you will need to be more careful. However, make you adventure as
far as the 6th level should be enough since the path beyond that is rather dangerous.
Are you ready to go?
|Butterflies at Pala u|
Walking along the trail you will need to be careful as the stones at some spots will be slippery. Choosing the right kind of shoes might help to an extent. Remember that if you are planing on walking through the forest along the side of the waterfall you will find it benefited to be in the comfortable dress.
Would you like to stay over?It’s not a bad idea to stay over at such scenic place since you can pitch a tent for shelter yourself in the allowed areas after paying the fee of thirty bath per person. There is also a suitable choice for those who prefer a comfortable staying since eight houses for rent are available which will cost only 1,200 baht per night (three people can stay). The houses are fully furnished and well decorated that you will not miss your comfy hotel in the city. Walk straight to the Tourist Service Centre for an advice to have your enjoyable stay amidst the beautiful nature.
The best time to comePala-U Waterfall is actually visited throughout the year. However, during the rainy season is the time Pala-U sees the least number of visitors.
November to April or May is the time you can see the huge number of tourists visiting this charming place. Furthermore, at Songkran or New Year the place turns really crowded that the Tourist Service Centre will have to double the number of the staffs who take care of the tourists especially in the waterfall area. However, winter may be the best time to visit Pala-U waterfall as the perfect weather condition can be observed during this time.