Tat Luang Waterfall

In Thai Nam Tok means waterfall, so Tat Luang Waterfall would called Nam Tok Tat Luang although sometimes it is written as Namtok Tat Luang. This waterfall is located between Santisuk and Sila Phet and is hidden in the forest of Doi Phu Kha National Park the Tat Luang Waterfall, less popular because it is less easy to get there. But worth the effort to go there! At the parking are toilets and in high-season they are selling food & drinks. For 10 Thai baht you can buy fish-food to feed the fish in the river direct behind the parking. You are not allowed to swim there! From the parking start walking for about 50m to the first part of the waterfall. And now comes the tricky part, there used to be a bamboo bridge (2016) but that is gone (2017). So you will have to cross the river by walking thru it. It is about 10m wide and 1m deep. After crossing the river there is a walking trail to the real (higher & bigger parts) of the waterfall. Be aware that during heavy rain the trail to get there could be very slippery.

Update Jan'2018: The bamboo bridge has been rebuild

Tat Luang Waterfall in Nan - Thailand

When to ho to Tat Luang 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 Tat Luang Waterfall?

There is no public transport going to this waterfall, although you could take the bus to Tha Wang Pha and then the songtheauw to Sila Phet and then change to the songtheauw to Santisuk. Then ask to be dropped of at the road to the waterfall. But then you still have to walk into the mountains about 2 km to the waterfall.

By private car or motorbike just follow route 101 to Tha Wang Pha, then route 1170 in direction of Sila Phet. Then instead of going left to Sila Phet you take a right in direction of Santisuk and follow route 1081 for about 6 km. Then there will be a sign for the waterfall to the left. Then another 2 km into the mountains. Be aware that it is not all good road and the last part is an gravel trail.

Location of Tat Luang Waterfall



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