October is a good month to visit some waterfalls in Phang Nga province. The rainy season has filled the rivers so the water is flowing powerfully. We’ve been to a couple this week but there are lots to choose from, just drive around Phang Nga and you will soon come across a sign pointing you in the direction of a waterfall.
Ton Pariwat waterfall is in the vicinity of the White Water rafting camp and most people get taken to the falls as part of the White Water Rafting tour. It’s only a small waterfall and would be very nice if all the other tourists weren’t there. Go under your own steam one morning and you could have the swimming whole to yourself.
Ton Prai waterfall is close to Thai Muang on the road between Phuket and Khao Lak. If you are doing that journey it’s well worth a stop. Drive 6.5km off the main road to the entrance, park your car then walk a further 650m up the river. There is a small national park entrance fee, we paid 150 baht for 2 adults, 1 child and car parking and were told that we could use the ticket to also visit Thai Muang waterfall although we didn’t make it there. The jungle trek itself is lovely and the waterfall is also beautiful. We had the place to ourselves. There are a couple of pools to swim in, one of them full of fish.