- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
Erawan is one of Thailand's most visited national parks. And with good reason. It's "seven-tier waterfall" made me feel as if I'd been transported to some fairy tale land.
On the advice of a friend, I stayed in a guesthouse located close by the evening before, enabling me to go and explore the park early in the morning, thus avoiding the crowds.
The climb up to the top tier takes about two hours. What a pleasure it is when you get to see those natural pools of stunning blue-green water… As I bathed there I enjoyed a pedicure from those little fish that come and nibble at your feet!
The nature there, whether it's the animals or the vegetation, is rich and luxuriant. The water flowing over the rocks, the ballet of the monkeys, the songs of the birds, the magically shaped trees, all combine to plunge you into another world.
The Erawan National Park is a part of paradise, nestling in the heart of the province of Kanchanaburi, west of Bangkok. The site is made up of a series of 7 waterfalls on 7 levels (a walk of 2.2 km) and there are usually lots of people at the weekend, especially on the first two levels. It's the ideal place to go if you are travelling with your family, the clean, emerald colored water of each level makes a great natural swimming pool.
I went with friends and even though it was raining, which made the ground a bit muddy and slippery, we still had a good time. Have you heard of the " fish spa ", where you place your feet in water full of fish who eat the dead skin off them? Well, you can try it at Erawan, and it's free! Well almost...as it's a National Park you have to pay 200 bahts to get in, but it's a much better experience in nature.