I am a sucker for waterfalls, what can I say. As most ladies who love adventure, rainbows, seashells and blue lagoons this was one of the highlights of the trip for me. Located in west Thailand, this national park features seven-tiered emerald and turquoise waterfalls. The park itself is lush, tropical and a delightful evergreen forest with fish, lizards, birds and butterflies.
Known as "the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand" the most amazing thing about this attraction is how well maintained and manicured it is. The trails are enhanced with natural looking steps and railings, the surrounding areas are clean, free of litter, and offer restaurants, restrooms and gift shops in the parking lot. The experience overall was like the seven scared pools on Maui, but less dangerous, a bit more refined and better controlled when it comes to visitors.
Personally, we didn't make it to the top waterfall because of a downed tree. I was perfectly happy spending the day under one of the falls that featured a bit of a cave below. A few of our friends joined us as we sat under the falls and dove into the water, floated, swam, took pictures and laughed. One of the funniest things about the water here is the little fish in it. They has little suckers for mouths and swim to you and try to suck on your legs and feet. I also recently experienced this while in Kona. A very similar fish that doesn't bite but loves to get a bit too close for comfort and suck on your skin. Such a funny feeling that will make you scream if you are not ready.
This gorgeous, tranquil and breathtaking experience was one for the books. We had a whole waterfall to ourselves for about an hour until a handful of other visitors came to swim. I loved every moment for sure!
More info on the park can be found here: Erawan National Park