Krung Ching Waterfall
Krung Ching waterfall is one of the most famous series of waterfalls in NakhonSri Thammarat located in KhaoLuang National Park in Krung Ching sub-district. The name “Krung Ching” comes from the palm trees called “Ching Trees”. The area used to be the center of communist community. Nowadays, it has become one of the touristic places with 7-tier waterfall.There are also natural trails provides for visitors with various faunas such as Tree Ferns, Chok palms, Lumpaw trees, Ching palms, Borassodendronmachadonis and many more.The distance is approximately 3.7 kilometers. To visit Krung Ching Waterfall, you have to travel on foot from the national park office. It is recommended that you bring your own transport to get here or come on an organized trip or you’ll be largely relying on a lift from a passing local.The falls actually consist of seven tiers.The first tier is tier 7: Wang Rua BinThis tier is like a whirlpool with light green river. The middle part contains sand dunes for visitors to walk by. People can walk on rocks which can be seen everywhere in the fall admiring fish along the way.The 6th tier: Ton TorThe name comes from the huge Sator trees at both sides of the waterfall. The fall is 20 meters high with green-color water. Visitors have to walk from Wang Rua Bin to Ton Tor surrounding with big trees.The 5th tier: Nan ChonIt is 700 meters away from Ton Tor level. The cliff of Nan Chon is 20 meters high. The current is in a shape of square. The reason behind this name is because people have to climb down along the fall to see the cliff at the bottom. The below fall is 30 meters high flowing at both sides creating a stream of water. There is no brim of the river which you can climb down from.The 4th Tier: Nan ChoneFrom Nan Chon, visitors have to walk through the narrow and steep hill called “Nan Chone” as there is a strong current circling the area with deep dark green river. When current is crashed with the cliff, it creates a beautiful stream of water.The 3rd Tier: Nan PlewFrom Nan Chone, there are vines and trees to hold on to while walking down the hill. “Nan Plew” is 40 meters high. The reason we call Nan Plew is because of the shape of cliff as the wind blows the water creating the two streams as it collapses with the giant rocks. The water is clear green color.The 2nd Tier: Nan FonSaen HaNan FonSaen Ha is the most beautiful tier of all. To reach here, visitors have to extremely be careful as the cliff is very high and steep. The current is flowed from the high cliff of 100 meters high collapsing with below ground creating a shower of rains. That is why this tier is called FonSaen Ha. The river pond is dark green full of black rocks. This tier also appears on the back side of Thai 1,000 bank (Rare items).The 1st Tier: Nan Mud PaeThis tier is divided into two flows surrounded the rock. The waterfall is sloped down to 3 steps with the height of 10 meters flowing down the pond. This green water area is suitable for relaxing with plain rocks and pleasant trees.DirectionFrom the Nakhon Sri Thammarat city, take the highway 4016 through Rajabhat University at Phromkiree, Ban Na Reng and Ban Huai Pan. The distance is about 62 kilometers. There is a crossroad to Krung Ching Protection Unit for about 8 kilometers. To visit the waterfall, you have to travel on foot for another 3.5 kilometers. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to arrive there. It is recommended that you go straight to the seventh tier for the big falls known as FonSaen Hah where there is a big wooden viewing platform, and a pool which can be swum in, though it’s obviously going to be cold and will have some dangerous currents.