Now is a great time to visit Pala-U waterfall in Hua Hin


After the recent rainfall, early June is a great time to visit Pala-U Waterfall in Kaeng Krachan National Park.

The rains have rejuvenated the waterfall, ensuring there’s sufficient water to cascade down the multi-tiered levels. The lush greenery surrounding the waterfall is really vibrant compared to just one month ago.

The combination of the cascading water and the lush forest provides a really nice setting which is perfect for both relaxation and adventure. The waterfall has a total 15 levels. However, only levels 1 to 5 are open to the public.

The climb from level 3 can be challenging in places and may not be suitable for some people. Suitable footwear such as trainers/sneakers with good grip are a must.

In addition to the stunning scenery, early June is also butterfly season. The area around Pala-U Waterfall is teeming with a diverse array of butterflies, making it a paradise for nature lovers and photographers alike.

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The increased humidity and flourishing vegetation after the rains create an ideal habitat for these colorful insects. Visitors can enjoy the sight of butterflies fluttering around the waterfall, adding a magical touch to the already picturesque landscape.

Distance from Hua Hin:

Pala-U waterfall is located in the Huai Sat Yai area of Hua Hin district and is approximately a 1 hr 15 min drive from downtown Hua Hin.

Pala-U waterfall entrance fees:

Like all national parks in Thailand, visitors are required to pay an entrance fee:

  • Foreign adults: 300 THB
  • Foreign kids: 150 THB
  • Thai adults: 60 THB
  • Thai children: 30 THB
  • 30 baht fee for vehicles.
    *Children 3-14 years old

Tips for visitors:

  • Wear sturdy, comfortable footwear suitable for hiking.
  • Bring insect repellent, as the forest area can have mosquitoes.
  • Be prepared for a bit of a workout if you plan to explore from level 3 to level 5.
  • Bring a drink of water, take a mat to sit and chill out on the rocks.
  • Respect the natural environment by not littering and following park regulations.

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