Waterfalls, Ko Samui

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    In the middle of the fall looking up.
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    This is the second part of the falls.
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    ONE DAY, TWO WATERFALLS

    by mamasan69 Updated May 3, 2005

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    NAMUANG WATERFALL-Koh Samui.

    We rented scooters one day and decided to tour the island and see some of the waterfalls.
    The first one on our list was Namuang waterfall. We passed by the elephant trekking to arrive near the site. After parking our scooter (20bht each), we hiked for about a half hour through some amazing jungle. It was a hot a very humid climb all the way to the top, but it was well worth it. There is a pathway that you can follow as there is no guide. However, a little care is needed in a few areas as the rocks are slick and you have to climb "ladders" in places to get to the top.
    Second on the list was the Hin Lat Waterfall. It was a fairly long scooter ride to find this site, but it was a good way to see other parts of the island. There is no visible path for the climb to see this waterfall and this can make the climb a little interesting at times. Again there was no guide to see these falls. There was more rock climbing than jungle for this waterfall, but all in all it wasn't too bad. The final result was a little disappointing as the falls were quite small, the water levels were low.
    These were the only two waterfalls that I managed to get to this time, but the experience and photos I got were great.

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    Walk to the waterfall

    by sarahtomlinson Written Mar 15, 2005

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    Instead of taking a tour, walk up to the waterfall yourself. It is a bit of a hike as you are literally rock climbing over the riverbed all the way up. Neither is the waterfall at the end too spectacular (Wangsaothong
    Waterfall - there are a couple more waterfalls in the same area, more impressive). However, it is a great walk and exilerating to do all the climbing. The elephant trekking on the way up is good fun, but they tell you that they take you to the Waterfall and they don't !!!

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    Namuang Falls

    by XLH Updated Feb 5, 2005

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    Atop a boulder at Namuang

    We got lost trying to come here earlier in te day. We finally found it after lunch, a 30 metre high waterfall. It was supposed to be quite a sight but we were there at the wrong time, with barely a trickle of water.
    There were huge boulders though, and most guys, me included, tried to scale the boulder for a worthwhile picture. Just gotta be careful, the rocks can be quite slippery when you least expect it.

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    Na Muang

    by schmoopy Written Aug 19, 2003

    The Na Muang Waterfalls are located 10 km south from Nathon at Ban Thurian. There are 2 waterfalls, the first is 18m high and can be reached by vehicle. The second is nearly 80m high and can only be reached by a 30 minute walk. Although you can buy water or beverages at the foot of the walk to the falls, I recommend bringing some with you as the prices seemed rather high. The hike is not very well marked, but we didn't get lost. Just trust the path that looks most travelled! Also remember to put on a new coating of insect repellent before you start the hike...the mosquitoes get very hungry once you reach the jungle.

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    Waterfalls

    by Pomska Updated Jul 5, 2003

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    Koh Samui's interior is a mix of dense tropical forest and large coconut plantations but there are also rough trails and two roads leading to Samui's picturesque waterfalls.

    Namuang is an impressive 30 m high waterfall and it's a popular destination for picnics and swimming. It's situated 5 km from the circular coast road (motorway).

    Hin Lat is smaller waterfall than Namuang and less interesting too. Both waterfalls are at their best in December and January.

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    Elephant Trekking to the Na Muang Waterfall

    by acaciawould Updated May 27, 2003

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    Hold on, 'cause it's a bumpy ride! Especially when the elephants cross the first stream! Wow, what an experience, though. The 2 person seats that are perched on the elephants' backs make for a great viewpoint. If you are planning a trip, this should be one of the top activities on your list, especially if you won't be making it to northern Thailand, as it's a great opportunity to see the lush vegitation in this region. Just be sure to avoid the lower branches of trees, because this is a jungle and the bugs (ants especially) crawling around on these branches are huge!

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    Namuang Waterfalls

    by Icewine Written Apr 14, 2003

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    The most famous waterfalls in Samui are Namuang 1 and 2. Namuang 1 is the easiest of the two to reach and consists of one fall, this is definitely the one to visit if you are not as agile as you used to be. Namuang Waterfall 2 (please note that entrances to the two falls are quite close to one another) is a lot more challenging but is also a lot more beautiful than number 1 having different tiers to the fall.

    When visiting the falls try to wear good walking shoes that have a good grip, as the climb especially on 2 can be tough.

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    Namuang

    by M.E.R.V Written Mar 31, 2003

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    The island is blessed with quite a few spectacular waterfalls but onyl two which are easily accessible and provide facilities. Namuang is actually two different waterfalls, Namuang 1 and Namuang 2. I visited the Namuang 1 which is just off the road and easily accessible by car. There is a beautiful lagoon at the base of the waterfall. The rocks are a bit slippery so make sure you have good footwear.

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    Namuang Waterfall

    by prazlin Updated May 1, 2008

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    Koh Samui Namuang

    After a trip around the Island by eg a scooter (watch the traffic) and a short but sweaty walk through the jungle to the waterfall you can take a refreshing bath there !

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