Sila Phet Waterfall in Sila Phet

In Thai Nam Tok means waterfall, so Sila Phet Waterfall would called Nam Tok Sila Phet although sometimes it is written as Namtok Sila Phet. This waterfall in the village Ban Sila Phet is the Yang River flowing out of the mountains of Doi Phu Kha National Park. One of the most popular waterfalls of Nan - Thailand. First of all because it is easy to get there and there is always water. And secondly because your can really swim there in the waterfall. And if you come there about late lunch time or afternoon you can eat & drink there at one of the small restaurants near the parking place. The first stage (the last stage for the water actually) is very easy to reach, just 50m walking from the parking. From there a not so well maintained walking path goes into the jungle to the next levels.

Swimming at Namtok Sila Phet in Nan, Thailand

When to go to Sila Phet Waterfall?

In the green mountains of Nan - Thailand are many waterfalls. All waterfalls can be visited daily from 9:00 - 17:00, all year around but are best to be visited at from October to June. Almost all waterfalls are free to visit but some waterfalls are inside a National Park and some National Parks will charge a entrance fee. During heavy rains / bad weather waterfalls or National Parks can be closed.

How to get to Sila Phet Waterfall?

There is no public transport to the waterfall itself, but you could take the bus to Tha Wang Pha and then a songtheauw to Sila Phet. Once in Sila Phet you should ask to be dropped of at the road going to the waterfall. The last 700m you will then have to walk.

By private car or motorbike just follow route 101 to Tha Wang Pha and there change to route 1170 to Sila Phet. Once in Sila Phet there are (small) signs for the waterfall.

Location of Sila Phet Waterfall




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