Umphang Travel Guide

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Umphang Things to Do

  • Umphang whitewater rafting

    Rafting often is added to Umphang's tour packages. Most popular rafting is Umphang to Thi Lor Shu waterfall, Thi Lor Lay and Umphang Kee.An alternative way to reach the Thi Lor Shu waterfall is by whitewater rafting downstream from Umphang along the calm section of Klong River and then continue journey either by trekking or by car for another about...

  • All About Nature

    A rafting, follow by trek to Umphang National Park to see one of the nicest waterfall in the World, Tee Lor Su Fall. Climb up to Doi Hua Mod to watch sun rise.

  • Thi Lo Su The most beautiful waterfall...

    Thi Lo su waterfall is the biggest and the most beautiful waterfall in Thailand, also considered the sixth biggest waterfall in the world. The waterfall located in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which links with the Thung Yai Naresuan and Huay Kha Kaeng Reserves, as well as Khlong Lan and Mae Wong National Parks....

  • Along walking trail

    Umphang is populated mostly by Karen people and former is a Karen settlement. Today Umphang still home of hill tribes including Lisu, Hmong, Mien and Lahu. Along some trekking trails you can see remote hill tribe villages, in valley. They have unique culture and simply living in nature.

  • Takhobi cave

    If you go to Umphang, shouldn't skip checking out Tham Takhobi or Takhobi cave. It is a beautiful cave with decoration of stalagmites and stalactites. There’s a walk way and a large chamber inside. We were so much enjoy the area within the cave, so beautiful!

  • Hua Mot Hill

    Doi Hua Mot or Hua Mot Hill is definitely different from others typical hills, it’s limestone hills without single large tree but carpeted by blossoming shrubs and wild flowers stretching for approximately 30 kilometers. The peak of Doi Hua Mot is ideal place to appreciate the Sea of mist and spectacular sunrise at dawn. The lookout point provides...


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    by sketchyhand Written Sep 8, 2002

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    When off the beaten path, make sure you try riding elephants, it is a unique experience. I would not plan on doing it for more than a couple of hours however, since it can become VERY uncomfortable.

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Umphang Local Customs

  • Karen, Perjeh's New Year

    Most of Karen in thungyai include Huay Khakang that cover Kanjanaburi, Supanburi, Uthaithani and Umphang, Tak beleive in their religion, "Perjeh"Perjeh's fundamental is similar to Buddhism, believe in “Phra Sri Arayamettai”. the believe said “Arayamettai” was a last human civilization . Karen in Thungyai also live for this social. Perjeh's new year...

  • Karen Funeral

    If someone in a Karen village dies, all the persons' neighbors and friends will stop work for the day. Working right after someone has died is prohibited. In Karen this is called, “deupgasalaw ma." It means, "a prohibition for the spirit of the deceased which has passed away. " Everyone in the village will stop work to come attend the funeral of...

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Umphang Off The Beaten Path

  • The waterfall here was a great...

    The waterfall here was a great relief from the heat and himidity of the surrounding jungle. It is a standard stop with the Umphang Hill Tribe tour company.

  • The Burma border was guarded...

    The Burma border was guarded by a Thai military guard post and we were informed that we could not take photographs. So we asked the guards to take a picture with us and we had them stand with thier backs to the border. I took this picture of the border crossing instead of them. They never noticed.

  • The Trek was incredible, but...

    The Trek was incredible, but it was one of the most difficult things I had ever done. Then when I thought I couldn,t make it up another hill, it started to rain and the trails turned into rivers.


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