Koh Samui Waterfalls, a Natural Wonder Na Muang
Thailand has over the years acquired a reputation as a country rich in both natural and manmade attractions.Na Muang
The waterfalls of Koh Samui in Thailand have gained renown as delightfully picturesque natural formations which never fail to captivate the visitor. Many travellers from abroad as well as Thais visit the scenic falls to experience the beauty and glory of this natural setting away from the hustle and bustle of the urban areas. Each of the different waterfalls has its own distinctive charm, making each a delightful spectacle.Na Muang
One of the most famed waterfalls in the region is the Na Muang 1 Waterfall which is noted for its convenient accessibility and beautiful recreational area where visitors may choose to have a swim. The base of the falls may be reached via a somewhat challenging but visually appealing stairway provided by the rock formations at the site. However the visitor must take care when treading on the rocks concealed by the foam of the waterfall. The surreal atmosphere of this lovely site is completed by the view of the nearby elephant trails where pachyderms can be seen lumbering over downstream waters carrying intrigued tourists.
However the distinction of being Koh Samui’s loveliest waterfall is usually accorded to the Na Muang 2 Waterfall. The sight of this marvel of nature in radiant sunshine with its lush surroundings and amazing rock formations is one that will never be forgotten. A refreshing ten minute walk which adds to the fun must be undertaken to reach the site. The visitor would do well to bring a camera and a snack; souvenirs also may be purchased nearby.
Hin Lad Waterfall enjoys a special status as the least visited waterfall in Koh Samui, largely because a 2 kilometre walk is needed to reach it, but this only enhances the pristine beauty of the location. The invigorating walk lies along a captivating jungle path, and travellers may refresh themselves with a swim in the waterfall’s pool. It is advisable to bring a drink and a snack, and you should allow plenty of time to take in the sights of the area.
Meanwhile the Wang Saotong is a relatively tall waterfall and a visit to its appealing environs entails a 1 kilometre walk to reach the falls. The glorious surroundings and mesmerizing murmur of the waters make for a delightful afternoon’s relaxation in the midst of nature
By Pushpitha Wijesinghe Submitted On January 15, 2011
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