Khao Yai has 44 waterfalls that flow abundantly in the rainy season. If the falls are your main interested, be aware that in dry season, specially at the end, the water level of those rivers might be very low and the fall won’t be very spectacular. Following are the 4 top most visited falls in the park.
Heo Suwat Waterfall (Namtok Heo Suwat)
This is a famous waterfall that cascades from a 20-meters high cliff. It was made world famous for being used as film location for the movie The Beach with Leonardo Di Caprio. The waterfall, which is located at the end of Thanarat Road and being accessible by car, is only 100 meters by foot from the parking lot or a 3-kilometer walk from Pha Kluai Mai Waterfall. Visitors can view the falls from a distant viewpoint that offers a high-angle view of the waterfall through the trees or from the waterfall itself. However, please note that in the rainy season the water flows rapidly and caution should be taken.
The Beach, film locations
Kong Kaeol Waterfall (Namtok Kong Kaeol)
This is a low waterfall, which is especially lovely in the rainy season originated from Huay Lam Takhong that divides Nakhon Nayok and Nakhon Ratchasima Provinces. The waterfall can be reached by a walking distance of 100 meters from the tourist service center. Visitors can enjoy swimming at the waterfall or taking short nature trips on nearby nature trails.
Pha Kluai Mai Waterfall (Namtok Pha Kluai Mai)
This is a medium-sized waterfall in Huay Lam Takhong with two separate bodies of water flowing down rock levels to merge at the bottom. In the area visitors can find the Red Dendrobium orchid that is the symbol of the waterfall. The waterfall is about 7 kilometers from the park office and can be reached by car and on foot. In addition, there is a trail from the waterfall that leads to Heo Suwat Waterfall.
Heo Narok Waterfall (Namtok Heo Narok)
This is the largest and highest waterfall in the park with 3 levels. The first level is about 60 meters high and water from this level flows straight down to the second and third levels, with a total drop of at least 150 meters. The water has considerable strength in the rainy season and is quite dangerous, but refreshing, when it comes splashing down on rocks at the bottom. The area around the waterfall is the usual feeding grounds of wild elephants. There have been occasional accidents when elephants drop from the cliff and die. For a beautiful view of the waterfall, visitors can walk 1 kilometer from the main road to a viewpoint. The waterfall itself is located to the south of the Park Office on the way to Prachin Buri.
There are also other lesser waterfalls in the park like Namtok Mai Plon, Namtok Heo Sai and Namtok Heo Prathul.
This travel blog photo’s source is TravelPod page: I will jump from the falls like Leonardo