Phukets three most famous waterfalls are not nearby the largest in Thailand and in dry season
the waterfalls is not worth a visit. The largest waterfall named Bang Pae is only
around 18 meters high, not exactly the worlds largest. So you see there is no
need to vast a whole day traveling just to take pictures in front of a "big" waterfall.
Bang Pae waterfall
A much better reason is to get away from the beach and sun if only for a day. But why should someone want to do that? It's easy to have a sunburn on the beach, so visiting a waterfall is your chance to let the skin heal and at the same time experience Phukets only remaining rainforest.
Ton Sai and Bang Pae is located in Khao Phra Thaeo National Park 22 kilometers north of Phuket Town on the way to the airport. Also found at Bang Pae is Gibbon Rehabilitation Project where they try to save pet gibbons that have been abandoned.
Walking up to Bang Pae waterfall from the parking lot take around 10 minutes. Under the waterfall is a small pond where many people take the opportunity to bath in cool water and jump from the waterfall out in
the pond (don't try it yourself if you don't know what you are doing).
Ton Sai waterfall
Ton Sai waterfall is on the other side of the hill not far away from the highway in Thalang where parts of the movie Good Morning Vietnam were filmed.
This is a perfect place for picnic in the park, very pretty. Only a short walk from the parking lot.
Or you can go hiking and explore the jungle around the waterfall. There are maps of the park and guides waiting to take you trough the jungel over to Bang Pae.
Thi Lo Su waterfalls
If you want to see Thailands most beautiful waterfalls take the plane to Tak province in Northern Thailand and visit Thi Lo Su and Thi Lo Re waterfalls.
Another waterfall is located in Kathu a short drive from Patong Beach.