I’ve been backpacking around Asia for the past year and I’m fascinated by the diverse culture, incredible natural wonders and beautiful temples you can find here. But if there is one activity that I love doing in each country I visit, it’s chasing waterfalls.
There is something about waterfalls that makes me feel closer to nature. Waterfalls help me relax and unwind. Together with some other bloggers, I’ve been searching for the best waterfalls around Asia. You can find our picks below.
How many of these waterfalls have you visited? Comment below!
Quick jump list
- The best waterfalls in China
- The best waterfalls in India
- The best waterfalls in Indonesia
- The best waterfall in Iran
- The best waterfalls in Israel
- The best waterfalls in Japan
- The best waterfalls in Laos
- The best waterfalls in Malaysia
- The best waterfalls in Myanmar
- The best waterfall in Oman
- The best waterfalls in the Philippines
- The best waterfalls in South Korea
- The best waterfalls in Sri Lanka
- The best waterfalls in Taiwan
- The best waterfalls in Thailand
- The best waterfalls in Turkey
- The best waterfalls in Vietnam
The best waterfalls in China
Although some of the big Chinese cities are a trending destination for tourists, most of the country is left unexplored by foreign visitors. Dare to discover the rural China and you will be rewarded with incredible natural beauties. To read more about my China destination guides, click here.
1. Huanglong Falls
Located in Sichuan province, the Huanglong Falls are actually a series of natural-formed pools filled with turquoise water. Formed by calcite deposits, these pools are a rare phenomenon and a great sight to experience.
To get to these incredible pools you can take the cable car or hike for about 4 hours. The hike is pretty difficult so my recommendation would be to take the cable car.
2. Detian Waterfall
The Detian Waterfall is part of a natural park shared by both China and Vietnam. The main waterfall named the Detian Waterfall sits on the Chinese part while the Ban Gioc Waterfall belongs to Vietnam. If you are visiting these waterfalls from China, you can see them both.
The Detian Waterfall is surrounded by beautiful mountains which offer a truly spectacular view. The waterfall is 200 meters wide and has a drop of more than 70 meters. Detian can be visited all around the year but it’s best to avoid visiting it during the winter since the water levels drop significantly.
3. Nuorilang Waterfall
Another incredible waterfall in China is the Nuorilang Waterfall. Situated at about 400 kilometers away from the capital of pandas, Chengdu, this waterfall sits at an altitude of 2365 meters and it has a height of 20 meters. The Nurilang Waterfall is one of the wildest falls in China and one of those underrated places that almost nobody visits.
Right above the waterfall there is a small lake which feeds the actual falls and creates an amazing spectacle of nature. The best time to visit this waterfall is during autumn when the changing colors of nature make this place look like a painting.
The best waterfalls in India
Probably one of the most hectic places on earth, India impresses through its vibrant culture. Apart from its delicious cuisine, thousands of temples and kind people, you can discover some amazing waterfalls in India. Check them out below!
1. Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Meghalaya
Nohaklikai Waterfall is the tallest plunge waterfall in India, with a height of 340 meters. Located near Cherrapunji, the waterfall has a mystical legend surrounding its name. After re-marrying, a woman named Ka Likai went through deep sorrow. She suffered so much that she threw herself off the cliff, in the waterfall. This is why the Nohkalikai Waterfall was named after her. Nohkalikai actually means ‘Leap of Likai’.
Despite its sad story, the waterfall is immensely beautiful and during monsoon season you can see it surrounded by clouds.
Rachita | Nomllers
2. Elephant Waterfall, Meghalaya
The waterfall got its name when an Englishman spotted a giant rock resembling an elephant and the name remained the same till now. Local Khasi tribe called it ‘Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew’. The waterfall is located about 7.4 miles away from the city chaos of Shillong (the capital of Meghalaya).
Elephant Waterfall is not that big but it’s easily accessible from Shillong and it’s surrounded by beautiful mountains. A staircase is built on the side of the waterfall to help you climb up to the top. When we visited, we saw that a rope was in place to stop people from swimming in the waterfall.
Carlita | Themamapirate
3. Chitrakoot Waterfall
Chitrakoot waterfall is called the Niagara Falls of India. During monsoon, the stretch of the waterfall is approx. 300 meters, making it the widest waterfall in India. You can take a boat ride in the morning and evenings and admire the beautiful views in front of you. The waterfall is situated in Jagdalpur, Chattisgarh. You can take a flight to the capital city of Raipur and drive from there. Alternatively, you can take a bus to your destination.
Chhavi | Mrsdaakustudio
4. Bhagsu Falls
In the Indian region of Himachal Pradesh, we can find one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country: Bhagsu Falls, a series of waterfalls located very close to Mcleod Ganj, a neighborhood of Dharamsala.
Along with the residence of the Dalai Lama (exiled from Tibet since the middle of the last century), the waterfalls – which are located on a green slope near the famous Triund Trek – are one of the highlights of the area.
To get to the Bhagsu waterfall, you will have to follow a very simple route that will take you along a path with a series of steps, a bit slippery if it has rained. From the beginning (where the car access is stopped), up to the top of the waterfall, it takes about 20 or 30 minutes, depending on the number of times you stop to take pictures. But the reward is well worth it: from above you can see the whole valley at its best.
Inma & Jose | Aworldtotravel
5. Lingmala Waterfall
If you want to get away from all the hustle & bustle of big Indian cities, a trip to the Lingmala Waterfall is a great idea. The best time to visit this place is during the rainy season when the water flow is higher, creating an impressive scenery.
A trip to Lingmala will relax you and bring you closer to nature. Just breathe the fresh air and enjoy the views around you!
The best waterfalls in Indonesia
Dare to get out of your comfort zone and explore other areas apart from Bali and you will be rewarded with jaw-dropping sights. Indonesia is full of incredible waterfalls, but I’ll show you only the best ones!
1. Tibumana Waterfall, Bali
Tibumana Waterfall is one of the hidden gems of Bali. Tucked between dense jungle, this beautiful oasis is not yet on tourists’ radar so hurry to visit it! This waterfall is easy to reach from Ubud by motorcycle or car. Be prepared to climb down quite a few stairs before reaching this waterfall. You will be rewarded with fresh water, perfect for a quick swim. Don’t forget your swimming suit home!
2. Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Bali
This beautiful waterfall has become an internet sensation overnight. Tourists from all over the world flock here to get that perfect Instagram shot. Tukad Cepung Waterfall is well hidden between two big rocks and in order to reach it you will have to pass by a river, climb some rocks and metal ladders. Make sure to bring your flip-flops!
Getting to this waterfall from Ubud will take around 50 minutes. You can choose to go by car or motorbike.
3. Banyumala Twin Waterfall, Bali
In the Northern part of Bali (around Munduk) you can find a couple of beautiful waterfalls. The Banyumala Twin Waterfall is one of the less popular ones in this area, but one of the easiest ones to access. Here you can swim in a peaceful natural pool that is only 2 meters deep. Come early in the morning if you want this slice of heaven all to yourself.
The Banyumala Twin Waterfall is close to the famous Danau Buyan Lake and a great option if you are short on time or don’t want to hike for hours. The way down is pretty easy if you compare it to other waterfalls in Bali, but the staircase is still steep so be careful! It will probably take you 20 minutes to get down.
Denise | Inhetvliegtuig
4. Sipisopiso Waterfall, Sumatra
Somewhere on the north-western edge of Lake Toba, the Karo plateau seemingly falls off a cliff. Along this cliff, Sipisopiso Waterfall bursts out as an underground river from the rock face and plunges 120 meters below. A half hour hike will take you from the top to the base of the waterfall, where a thick mist fills the air, and dense vegetation is found at every step, creating a surreal landscape much unlike the farmlands sitting at the top of the plateau. This magnificent waterfall is a must see for anyone visiting Berastagi or Lake Toba.
You can get to the waterfall either as a day trip from Berastagi, or along the way between Lake Toba and Berastagi. Public transport can be a little tricky, so the popular option is to come via private transport.
Aaron | Aaronteoh
5. Kanto Lampo, Bali
Kanto Lampo is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali. It’s a very popular spot, so it’s usually busy and full of tourists. Locals hang out at the base of the waterfall all day long, and wait for travelers to come visit the waterfall, and they will offer to take photos in exchange for money. They have been doing this for a long time now, and know exactly how to catch the best photos and use all the different settings on your phone. They work for tips, but if you are looking for the perfect instagram-able photo, this is a stop to make.
The waterfall itself is beautiful. It has different tiers, that allow you to climb up and enjoy a waterfall shower. Kanto Lampo is not far from Ubud, (about half an hour drive) and you can get there easily with any taxi or moped.
Sara | Ourkindofcrazy
6. Nung Nung Waterfall, Bali
6:45 am, that’s when you have to leave Canggu or other nearby districts in order to get to Nung Nung Waterfall before 9 am when it opens. It’s important you get there slightly early so you can trek down and get swimming as soon as it opens. This waterfall is one of closest waterfalls that aren’t fully overrun by tourists, at least not yet so you better get there quick!
It’s about 30 m in height, one of the highest altitude waterfalls, and absolutely gorgeous. You can hear the gushing sound of the waterfall from the start of the trek down, and it makes you all the more excited to get down. Once you get there, you’ll be absolutely mesmerized, the water is fresh, mist is spraying everywhere and sometimes the sun comes streaming through at just the right angle to make the mist shine. Take your time there, swim in the plunge pool, it’s not deep and despite how fast the water looks, it’s really safe! Remember to stay off your phone, breathe in the mist and just enjoy.
Nadia | Ecowanderland
7. Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, Java
The stunning Tumpak Sewu waterfall in East Java is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Asia. Standing at 120 metres tall and surrounded by dense jungle, the waterfall is a truly incredible sight. Its location has keept it well hidden, and so Tumpak Sewu is yet to be discovered by the tourist masses – meaning you won’t have to share it with too many other people!
The best way to get to the waterfall is on a day trip from either Malang or Probolinggo. You should be able to arrange a driver for the day for around 500,000 Rupiah. Once you reach the falls you can enjoy the wonderful scenery from a viewpoint a short distance from the car park. If you’re feeling adventurous you can also hike down to the base of the waterfall. The hike is steep at points and involves climbing down a rocky path with a small waterfall running through it. It’s well worth the effort for a different perspective of this amazing place!
Sam | Somethingoffreedom
The best waterfall in Iran
Tourism in Iran is increasing and for good reason. The country has hiking trails, you can ski in winter or you can plan a beach holiday. With such diverse landscapes, Iran should totally be on your travel bucket list.
1. Sushtar Waterfalls
This complex irrigation system is a UNESCO Heritage Site since 2009. This masterpiece of engineering was built to generate hydraulic power for the industrial mills in the Sassanid era. It’s pretty impressive to see the waterfalls pouring into the river right between the buildings.
Even though the irrigation systems consists of several dams, water mills and canals, the most spectacular part is the place where all these canals and streams of water fall into the river, creating beautiful waterfalls.
The best waterfalls in Israel
Israel is a country that has a lot to offer to those who are looking for an authentic cultural experience. With many important archaeological sites and plenty of heritage tourism opportunities, Israel is an increasingly popular destination. For those looking for beautiful nature landscapes, below are the most beautiful waterfalls in Israel.
1. Banias Waterfall
The Banias Waterfall in northern Israel is a stunning site and absolutely worth a visit. It’s Israel’s largest waterfall and sits amongst the nature trails and ancient ruins of the Banias Nature Reserve, near the base of Mount Hermon.
It’s fairly easy to access the Banias Waterfall. If you have a rental car, it’s just over a two hour drive from Tel Aviv (closer to three hours from Jerusalem) – make sure to read these important tips before renting a car in Israel. Once you arrive at the park, you’ll walk about 20 minutes to see the falls – some of the paths are a little rocky and short sections are quite steep, so be sure to wear appropriate shoes or hiking sandals.
2. Eind Gedi Waterfall
Israel is merely covered by deserts. Some places in Israel catch just a few drops of rain a year. Water is special, and a waterfall even more special. You can find one of Israel’s most beautiful waterfalls in Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. This reserve is located by the Dead Sea, close to the Israeli–Palestinian border. It is on of the best hiking spots in Israel, featuring varied landscapes and spectacular beauty.
It’s an easy hike from the park’s entrance to the first Ein Gedi waterfall. Along the way you’ll encounter animals like hyraxes and ibexes. In about three more hours you’ll reach another waterfall, David’s Fall. Unfortunately it’s not allowed to swim in either of the waterfalls. But after your visit you can easily plunge in the Dead Sea or get one of Israel’s famous spa treatments.
Jenny | Ikreis
The best waterfalls in Japan
Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in Asia. Tourists visit it especially for its unique culture but if you dig deep enough you’ll also find incredible natural wonders. Below are the most beautiful waterfalls in Japan.
1. Ryuzu Waterfall
In Japanese, Ryūzu no Taki means Dragon Head Waterfall. This place got this name after the shape of the waterfall which resemble with the head of a dragon. The best time to visit this waterfall is during autumn when the leaves turn red and yellow and create a spectacular sight.
You can get to this waterfall by bus from Nikko. The ride will take around one hour but you will be rewarded with some jaw-dropping views.
2. Nachi Falls
With a drop of 133 meters, Nachi Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in Japan. It is also the tallest waterfall in the country. Situated close to a shrine and a temple, this waterfall attracts many local and foreign tourists each day.
The Nachi Falls is easily accessible by train, car or bus. The best viewpoint towards the waterfall is from the observation deck inside the Hirui-jinja Shrine. If you want to enjoy the waterfall all for yourself, I recommend getting there early in the morning.
The best waterfalls in Laos
I have both good and bad memories from Laos. Leaving my experiences aside, Laos is a country with incredible nature and here you will find one of the most popular waterfalls in the world. Read more about it below.
1. Kuang Si Falls
You can’t visit Laos without visiting the famous Kuang Si Falls. This incredible place is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the country. Located near Luang Prabang, you will have to take the bus to get there. Swimming is allowed in some parts of the waterfall so make sure to bring your swimming suit with you!
If you want to avoid the crowds, visit the Kuang Si Falls early in the morning. You’ll have the chance to take some incredible pictures with this beautiful waterfall.
2. Li Phi Falls, Laos
The 4000 islands in the south of Laos is an area where the flow of the mighty Mekong River was broken apart by gigantic stones forming countless isles as well as majestic waterfalls. The Li Phi Falls is one such place on the island of Don Khon.
The water falls in multiple steps down jagged rocks, and even in the dry season the amount of water falling is impressive. From the land it isn’t really possible to capture the sheer size of the falls, but if you have the money and are brave enough you can fly over the Li Phi Falls using multiple zip lines spanning the river.
You can reach Li Phi Falls by bicycle from any place on Don Khon or Don Det. The entrance fee to the falls is 35000 kip (4 US dollars), and since they are the main attraction on the two islands, it is well worth spending the money and time to visit. There is also a restaurant with a view as well as a beach bar located close to the falls.
Lena | Socialtravelexperiment
3. Tad Fane Waterfalls, Laos
Plugging over 100 meters below and down a cliff face is Tad Fane Waterfalls. The twin falls are held by a verdant forest and while you’re up above on a platform, you can still feel the force of the falls and the mist in the air. Rainy season happens to be the best time to see it for obvious reasons and luckily enough, there are more.
Tad Fane is located in the Bolaven Plateau of Laos which has a few more waterfalls to discover around it. The closest town to Bolaven Plataue is Pakse where you’ll find tours, tuk tuks, or people on their own motorbike coming down to make their way around the loop.
The best waterfalls in Malaysia
The beautiful island of Langkawi, Malaysia hides two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Asia. Well hidden inside the jungle, these waterfalls are perfect for a quick swim. Check them out below!
1. Seven Wells Waterfall, Langkawi
Situated just a few minutes away from the famous Langkawi Sky Bridge. the Seven Wells Waterfall is probably one of the most beautiful attractions on the island. The most popular part of the waterfall is the lower section where you can swim and refresh yourself. If you want, you can also climb to the top and admire the surrounding views.
Visiting the Seven Wells Waterfall in Langkawi is the perfect activity if you want to explore the natural beauty of this island. Just don’t forget your swimming suit home!
2. Temurun Waterfall, Langkawi
Aside from being a beach destination, Langkawi’s attractions include a great variety of activities for every kind of visitor. The real star of the show here, however, is nature. Langkawi is a UNESCO listed World Geopark, so you’ll be surrounded by pristine nature and stunning scenery. And as part of that, you will find beautiful waterfalls. My favourite one on the island is Temurun Waterfall, a three-tier waterfall that, at a cumulative fall of 200 metres, it is the tallest on the island.
Temurun Waterfall is located on the northern shore, past the beautiful Skull Beach, 5 minutes walk from the car park through the rainforest of Mount Mat Cincang. At the bottom of the waterfall there is a stunning natural pool where you can swim.
Teresa | Broganabroad
The best waterfalls in Myanmar
Myanmar or the country of a thousand temples is still an underrated tourist destination. I was lucky enough to backpack around this incredible country for one month and I’ve seen some incredible places such as Bagan or Inle Lake. If you’re looking for the most beautiful waterfall in Myanmar, read more about it below.
To read all about my journey through Myanmar, click here.
1. Anisakan Falls near Mandalay
The Anisakan Falls near Mandalay, Myanmar is one of the beaten path things to do around the city. The waterfall is located almost 1.5 hours outside the city, and upon arrival, you will have to hike down on a steep road for roughly an hour before actually arriving at the waterfall. But in the end it is the amount of effort that needs to be taken to get here that makes this waterfall such a memorable experience.
You will be welcomed by crystal clear water, falling down into stunning blue pools. If you leave early enough, you might even have the waterfall to yourself. After the long and sweaty hike take a refreshing dip in the pool before climbing back up again.
Odette | Omnivagant
The best waterfall in Oman
With a growing tourism industry, Oman is starting to become a popular destination among foreigners. Muscat is probably the most visited place but if you are adventurous and like off-the-beaten path destinations, you can enjoy Oman’s incredible nature.
1. Ayn Khor Waterfall
The tourism in Oman is starting to take off due to the country’s raw natural beauty. Ayn Khor Waterfall is one of those places which will simply surprise you. Its crystal clear water forms a beautiful pool right at the base of the waterfall. For those of you who are planning to visit this waterfall, make sure to avoid swimming since in the past years there have been a few accidents.
The best waterfalls in the Philippines
The raw natural beauty of the Philippines cannot pass unnoticed. Expect to find breathtaking waterfalls, secluded islands and the best snorkeling opportunities.
1. Tangadan Falls
Situated only 25 minutes away from San Juan, the Tangadan Falls is a true natural wonder. In order to reach it, you can take a motorbike for only 500 pesos – it’s a really good investment since the waterfall is truly incredible.
To get to the waterfall, you will have to trek for around 20 minutes but once you get to the destination, you can refresh yourself with a swim. You can also try cliff jumping if you’re not afraid of heights but please only do it if you really know how to swim as the water gets really deep.
Chel | Heyitschel
2. Asik-Asik Falls
Asik-Asik Falls is not only one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Philippines, but also a very unique one. This jewel is found in North Cotabato, Philippines.
When you look at Asik-Asik Falls, you’ll see a green curtain of rocks and foliage where small streams of water seep through. The view is breathtaking. Asik-Asik Falls measures 140 meters wide and 25 meters high.
This waterfall is a recent discovery in the country. To get here, take a flight to Cotabato City and then make your way to Midsayap. From here, you can rent a motorbike or board a jeep to go to the waterfalls. It used to be very challenging to get to Asik-Asik Falls, but since tourism has opened up, roads had been made.
Katherine | Tara Lets Anywhere
3. Kawasan Falls
Kawasan Falls is the most popular waterfalls in Cebu, Philippines. Clear and blue water is waiting for you at the 3rd level waterfall. To get to Kawasan Falls from Cebu City, you have to ride a bus to Badian. It will take you 2-3 hours depending on the traffic to get there. Then walk for 10 minutes crossing a small river, and you will be at the first level of Kawasan Falls. It’s the most beautiful, but crowded.
There are 3 levels in Kawasan Waterfalls. The second and third levels are more quiet than the first one. You can do activities like canyoneering here, finishing in Kawasan Falls. The entrance fee is less than $1 and there are tables and restaurants around and even a place for sleeping. I recommend you to visit it during the weekdays since it can be really crowded on the weekends.
The best waterfalls in South Korea
Apart from the famous Seoul, South Korea has much more to offer. You can either choose to visit the beautiful Busan and go further south to Jeju Island where you will find some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country.
1. Jeongbang Falls, Jeju Island
The stunning Jeju Island, which is Korea’s biggest island, is also known as being the Hawaii of South Korea. It is a very exotic island which has much to offer to both local and foreign travelers. For Koreans it is a popular holiday destination, especially for newly wed Korean couples going on honeymoon.
There are 3 main waterfalls on the island, Jeongbang, Cheonjiyeon and Cheonjeyeon. All of these are located in Seogwipo and lie withing walking distance of each other. If you have to pick one, then go to Jeongbang as it is the only waterfall in Asia that falls directly into the ocean. The admission fee to get into the waterfalls is 2000 won (2$).
Marie | Bemariekorea
2. Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Jeju Island
This wonderful waterfall is one of the main tourist attractions on the island and for good reason. It’s beauty cannot pass unnoticed . Right at the bottom of the waterfall there is an artificial pond, measuring 20 meters and two dams keep the water at a certain level.
The best time to visit the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall is during the night when the place is entirely illuminated. It’s such a romantic place, perfect to be enjoyed together with your loved one!
The best waterfalls in Sri Lanka
With pristine beaches, endless tea plantations and dense jungles, Sri Lanka has something for everyone. Be prepared to embrace the culture and see some of the most incredible waterfalls in Asia.
1. Diyaluma Falls
These impressive falls are 220 metres tall and are the second largest in Sri Lanka. As such, you get some pretty spectacular views from down below. However, what makes these falls so beautiful and impressive is the fact that they can be enjoyed form the top, as well as the bottom!
From the base, it’s about a 15 minute tuk tuk ride to the top of the falls where you can swim in pools and check out the views. The base of the falls is only about a 1 and a half hour drive from Ella.
Bradley and Cazzy| Dreambigtravelfarblog
2. Bambarakanda Falls
This is the highest and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka. Bambarakanda Falls is a rare sight. Even though the waterfall itself is pretty thin, the 263 meter drop is trully impressive.
Although getting to this waterfall is not an easy task, you will be rewarded with one of the best views in Sri Lanka.
The best waterfalls in Taiwan
With more than 10 million international visitors per year, Taiwan is one of the hot spots in Asia. Dare to get out of the big cities and you will find incredible waterfalls, beautiful mountains and sparkling rivers.
1. Jinguashi Waterfall
Famed for its golden color, the Jinguashi waterfall in Taiwan is not your typical waterfall. Surrounded by lush, green jungle, it’s the copper and iron rich soil that brings a yellowish-golden glow to the flowing water. Largely popular among locals, Jinguashi is a much-loved stop for photography. Especially on sunny days the place looks golden. Driving a bit further down to the coast, you’ll see the yellow hue water meet with the blue waters of the Yin Yang Sea.
The Jinguashi waterfall is easiest to reach with private transportation from Taipei. But it can also be reached from the capital city by taking the Keelung bound bus to Jinguashi or by taking the train to Ruifang station, and from there transit to the Jiufen/Jinguashi bus.
Priscilla | Discoverplaces
2. Shifen Waterfall
Take a day trip from Taipei to Shifen Waterfall and you won’t be disappointed. Also known as Little Niagara, this waterfall has a height of 20 meters and is 40 meters wide. Even though swimming is not allowed at Shifen Waterfall, the views are pretty impressive.
3. Taroko Gorge
This canyon situated on the east coast is part of a beautiful national park. Apart from the incredible flora and fauna, you can also find here a beautiful waterfall, flowing down the steep rocks.
Right at the top of this waterfall there is a small temple called the Eternal Spring Shrine which is one of the most picturesque places in the entire park. The shrine was built to commemorate the 212 people who died while building the highway.
The best waterfalls in Thailand
Thailand is the go-to-destination for those who love exotic beaches but did you know that this country actually has some of the best waterfalls in Asia? Check them out below.
1. Na Muang Waterfall, Koh Samui
Not many tourists get to the top of this waterfall but this is a good thing because it means that you can enjoy the natural pools by yourself! To get to the top of Na Muang Waterfall 2 in Koh Samui, you will have to trek through the dense jungle on a very steep path. Add the heat and the mosquitoes and you’ll understand why many people only choose to visit the base of this waterfall.
However, if you are brave enough to climb to the top of it, you will be rewarded with one of the best views on the island and you will have the chance to cool yourself down in on of the natural pools filled with fresh water.
2. Erawan Waterfalls, near Bangkok
Erawan Waterfall is sitauted near Kanchanaburi, about a three-hour drive from Bangkok. Although you can book a day trip from the capital, it’s best to spend a couple of days in the Kanchanaburi Province. The bus to the National Park leaves every hour from Kanchanaburi terminal and costs 50 Baht.
The entrance fee is 300 Baht for foreigners and 100 Baht for locals. The waterfall has over 7 levels with each tier spread over a 1500km trek uphill. The turquoise and emerald waters of the lagoons are just beautiful and that coupled with its location in the Jungle is why this waterfall is so unique. To avoid the crowds, you need to get there before 9 am. The first pool is the largest so enjoy it while it’s quiet. To reach the higher tiers, you have to trek through the jungle. The path is exciting and involves wooden steps, climbing over rocks and tree trunks while getting your feet wet as you navigate the streams. At the top, you are rewarded with spectacular views which you can admire while cooling off in the pool.
Fiona | Passportandpiano
3. Namtok Phlio
Located in Chanthaburi province, the Namtok Phlio Waterfall is home to a diverse flora and a delight for your senses. Apart form its jaw-dropping beauty, this waterfall is located near a stupa, housing a relic of Princess Sunanta Kumari. To get to this waterfall you’ll have to take a songathaew from Chanthaburi town for about 500 baht and the ride will take about half an hour.
The best waterfalls in Turkey
Turkey is an exotic country with an incredible culture and delicious cuisine. Get out of the big cities, explore the country a bit more and you’ll find some awesome hidden gems! Read more about the most beautiful waterfalls in Turkey below.
1. Duden Waterfall
This hidden paradise in Antalya is everything you need to relax and experience the soothing calm of nature. The Duden Waterall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Turkey and you should immediately add it to your itinerary.
The Duden Falls flow into the Mediterranean Sea and the waterfall is composed of two areas: the Upper Duden Waterfall and Lower Duden Waterfall. Both equally beautiful, these waterfalls are the perfect place to cool off during a hot summer day.
2. Tortum Waterfall
The Tortum Waterfall is the highest and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Turkey. Located near the Tortum Lake, this waterfall has a drop of 50 meters and is one of the highest waterfalls in the world.
The best time to visit Tortum is from April to June and the good news is that you won’t find that many tourists here. Take a deep breath, inhale the fresh air and enjoy this natural beauty!
The best waterfalls in Vietnam
With endless rice fields, limestone mountains and beautiful beaches, Vietnam is well know for its incredible nature. If you’re looking for some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Asia, search no more! You’ll find them in Vietnam!
1. Love Waterfall, Sapa
Just a short motorbike ride away from Sapa you can find the beautiful Love Waterfall. From the parking spot, you’ll have to walk about 20 minutes to reach the waterfall but the path will take you through the dense forest and you will see the majestic mountains surrounding the area.
The legend says that this hidden gem used to be the place where fairies bathed. If you want. you can swim at the base of the waterfall in the natural pool but beware that the water is extremely cold.
2. Ban Gioc Waterfall
The Vietnamese sister of Detian Waterfall, the Ban Gioc Waterfall is a true natural wonder. Probably the most beautiful waterfall in the entire Vietnam, this place is picture-perfect. If you are looking for off-the-beaten path destination in Vietnam, this waterfall is a great choice since not many tourists visit it.
Near the falls there are bamboo rafts which will help you catch a better glimpse of Ban Gioc’s beauty. The waterfall is surrounded by tall, round mountains which create an incredible natural scenery. Don’t forget your camera home!
3. Datanla Waterfall
Situated only 6 kilometers away from the Dalat city, Datanla Waterfall is the perfect place to escape in the nature. Both tourists and locals visit this waterfall for its beauty. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from the bottom to the top of the waterfall but the effort is well worth it. The rocks surrounding this waterfall are pretty slippery so take extra-care!
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