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Caves & Waterfalls in Kanchanaburi

Explore the largest and most famous caves of Kanchanaburi province. In most of the caves you can see beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, formed by nature. The most famous caves are the Lawa Cave, Nok Nang Aen Cave, Than Lot Cave, Che Thi Phu Cave, Krasae Cave and the Sao Hin Cave.

Imagine dipping in the refreshing water from a waterfall while enjoying the breathtaking views. Kanchanaburi offers a fantastic opportunity to explore waterfalls in all sizes, from small waterfalls with one or two levels to large waterfalls with up to 7 levels. Some of the waterfalls are within easy reach, while others are hiding in the deep forests which requires some walking and climbing. But this is a nice opportunity to explore the diversity of plants and the wildlife.

Waterfalls that are worth a visit include the Huay Mae Khamin waterfall, Erawan Waterfall, Pha Sawan Waterfall, Sai Yok Yai Waterfall, Sai Yok Noi Waterfall, Thung Nang Kruan Waterfall, Dai Chong Thong Waterfall, Kroeng Kra Via Waterfall, Ta Kian Thong Waterfall and Pha Tat Waterfall.

Recommended Caves & Waterfalls



1 Daowadueng Cave

Location : Sai Yok District Daowadueng Cave The Daowadueng Cave is the most famous and most beautiful cave in Thailand and was only discovered in 1972. The cave is 100 meters deep and divided into 8 chambers which are each named after their limestone deposits such as chandeliers chamber, pagoda chamber and curtain chamber.

How to get there
From Kanchanaburi Town, take National Highway 323 for 110 kilometres. Once pass the entrance of Sai Yok National Park, take the left turn and drive on for 3 kilometres to Daowadueng Temple.
Administered by Sai Yok National Park, Sai Yok District
Opening Hours Daily from 09:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Admission 50 – 200 Bath (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 3468 6024

2 Kaeo Sawan Bandan Cave

Location : Sangkhla Buri District Kaeo Sawan Bandan Cave It is a complex of caves located in Kaeo Sawan Bandan Cave Meditation Centre near a small mountain. Each cave has a specific name based on their characteristics; such as Badan Cave with knee-leveled water, Phopu Ruesi Cave, Kaeo Morakot Cave, Keao Sawan Bandan Cave, and Kaeo Cave with stalactites and stalagmites that glitter like a powder of diamond when light shines on them. Please dress neatly with comfortable shoes. Be careful when visiting some caves which have a sloping stone mound; also in some caves you have to kneel down and crawl through the stone holes. It takes at least 6 hours to visit all caves.

How to get there
Take the route Sangkhla Buri-Three Pagodas Pass and turn right at Km. 16 near the roadside shelter. Drive along the dirt road for about 800 metres then turn right. Go on for 200 metres until you arrive at the meditation centre where the cave is situated.
Opening Hours Daily from 09:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission 50 – 150 Bath (Price are subject to change)

3 Krasae Cave

Location : Sai Yok District Krasae Cave This cave, which houses sacred Buddha images, is located approximately 55 kilometres from Kanchanaburi, beside the surviving remnants of the Death Railway overlooking Kwai Noi River near Wang Pho Railway Station. The cave is within walking distance from the railway tracks of Wang Pho Railway Station.
Opening Hours 24 Hours

4 Lawa Cave - Stalactites and Stalagmites cave

Location : Sai Yok District Lawa Cave Lawa Cave is one of the most famous caves in Kanchanaburi, it was first discovered with ancient human’s skeletons. The journey through fascinating caverns starts from a steep climb on stairs up to the opening in the small mountain. The entrance to the cave is a bit narrow although the interior is spacious with 5 chambers including the crocodile chamber, the music chamber, the throne chamber, and the curtain chamber with "plenty of slow-growing stalactites and stalagmites" in full display.

There is a secret in each chamber which relates to its name, waiting for you to discover. The lighting is cleverly hidden along a walkway, so that it appears as natural as possible. In general, the caverns are large and open and not claustrophobic to most people, but the incredible natural cave walls are close enough that you can appreciate their delicacy,as well as "several bat colonies of different species". This breathtaking natural wonderland underground is matched by what is above, an ecological preserve of native trees, river, and animals.

How to get there
From Kanchanaburi town, take Highway 323 and turn left at Km. 59 to the Pak Saeng Pier. Then you have to take a boat crossing the Kwai Noi River and continue on foot for a bit further. Going there overland is a bit tricky. You have to cross the bridge a little bit southwards at Ban Kaeng Raboet and find the dirt road to the cave.
Administered by Sai Yok National Park, Sai Yok District
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Season to visit October - June
Contact Tel. 0 3468 6024

5 Nok Nang Aen Cave

Location : Thong Pha Phum District Nok Nang Aen Cave Nok Nang Aen Cave (or Swallow Cave) is another interesting place in Lam Khlong Ngu National Park that is worth your time. Part of the Khlong Ngu River flows through it. The water first flows underground before the cave’s entrance only showing up again in the middle of the cave itself before disappearing underground again at the end of the cave. The length of the stream throughout the cave is about 3 km. Some parts of the cave ceiling have been eroded and collapsed to the floor of the cave in piles. A collapsed ceiling is called a Karst Window and there are a total of 6 in this cave. The spaces in the cave ceiling allow light to shine in, as well as provide ventilation. The size and beauty of the natural art inside the cave are indescribable. The spaciousness of the cave, large calcite-curtains on the walls, stalagmites and stalactites of various shapes and sizes are the works of nature formed after millions of years.

The cave is lit by the sunshine all throughout so there is no need for flashlight. However exploring the cave still imparts a sense of adventure and excitement because reaching the final Karst Window will require trekking through forest, crossing a fast-flowing stream, swimming, and rock-climbing. The exploration trail takes 7 hours. The cave is only open from March to May. The stream within the cave is not suitable for drinking because it has many pollutants.

How to get there
Located in Lam Khlong Ngu National Park. Take Route 323 (Thong Pha Phum Sangkhla Buri) and turn right at the Km. 26 marker (Phuttho T-junction). Go pass Thung Nang Khruan Waterfall and continue toward Ban Huai Suea. You will pass Ban Khao Phra In and turn left onto a dirt road. After 3 km. you will reach the parking area. Then it is a 30-minute walk to the destination.
Administered by Lam Khlong Ngu National Park, Thong Pha Phum District
Season to visit March - May
Contact Tel. 08 4913 2381

6 Sao Hin Cave

Location : Thong Pha Phum District Sao Hin Cave Sao Hin Cave (Stone Pillar Cave) is renowned to be the most unspoiled beautiful cave in Thailand. It has also been recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as containing the tallest cave pillar in the world. The pillar was created by the growth of stalactites and stalagmites that have slowly grown until they have fused together. The water dripping from the ceiling of the cave contains calcium and after the water falls to the cave floor and evaporates, it leaves calcium carbonate behind which slowly grows into stalagmites. At the same time, water from the ceiling also evaporates to leave dissolved calcium behind in deposits on the ceiling that slowly grows into stalactites. After thousands of years, the stalagmites and stalactites grow larger and longer until they meet and merge into a pillar. At 62.5 m, it clearly beats the old record holder a pillar in China with a height of 33 m. The pillar has survived various natural disasters; such as, earthquakes, floods, and time numbering millions of years to stand grandly today.

Another "greatness" known to the cave is the difficulty in accessing it. It is very suitable for adventurers because it involves trekking through jungle across 3 mountains, climbing 90-degree inclines, crossing a gushing stream in front of a waterfall to climb to the cave entrance, and pulling yourself by rope against the current for another 700 m within the cave. There are no decorations, lighting, or amenities of any type for the preservation of the cave.

The cave is only open from March to May. You have to reserve beforehand because a guide is required. The stream within the cave is not suitable for drinking because it has many pollutants. The Park has life-preservers for rent. The exploration trail takes 7 hours.

How to get there
Located in Lam Khlong Ngu National Park. Take Route 323 (Thong Pha Phum Sangkhla Buri) and turn right at the Km. 26 marker (Phuttho T-junction). Go pass Thung Nang Khruan Waterfall and continue toward Ban Huai Suea. You will pass Ban Khao Phra In and turn left onto a dirt road. After 3 km. you will reach the parking area. Then it is a 30-minute walk to the destination.
Administered by Lam Khlong Ngu National Park, Thong Pha Phum District
Season to visit March - May
Contact Tel. 0 3451 1200 (TAT) and 08 4913 2381 (Lam Khlong Ngu National Park)

7 Than Lot Cave

Location : Si Sawat District Than Lot Cave Than Lot Cave Only 100 m away from the office of the National Park, you will reach the entrance of "Than Lot Noi Cave" where the stream flows through the cave at all times. Inside the cave, there are lights provided to help guide you along the pathway. Along the route, you will view a variety of strange-shaped stalagmites and stalactites. If you continue exploring further deep inside the cave, you will hear what sounds like the barking of dogs. This makes tourists curious why dogs stay here. Actually, it is the sound of Giant Jungle Toads (so called "Jong Krong" in Thai) – one of the world’s rare animals.

When you arrive at the end of the route, you will discover the lush evergreen forest. From this point, you can walk further for around 2.5 km passing the pretty Namtok Trai Trueng and then you will reach Than Lot Yai Cave – a wide hole which has resulted from the erosion of water on limestone rocks over a long period of time. After all these years, it has become a larger hole which looks like an arched bridge. There are gaps for the sunlight to shine into the cave, and it is not surprising to see various types of plants inside the cave hall. Moreover, numerous remains of ancient human skeletons, pottery and utensils have been found here.

How to get there
From Kanchanaburi city, take Highway 3199 and turn right to Highway 3086 and drive along for about 68 km to Nong Prue. Then turn left to Highway 3480 and drive straight all the way down for 22 km until you reach Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park.
Administered by Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park, Si Sawat District
Opening Hours Daily from 08:30 am. - 04:00 pm.
Season to visit All year long
Contact Tel. 0 3454 7020 and 0 3451 9606

2 Thi Phu Che Cave

Location : Thong Pha Phum District Thi Phu Che Cave Thi Phu Che Cave The amazing beauty of the ancient stalagmites and stalactites, hidden in the cave for thousands of years, is now discovered and will be your marvellous adventurous experience. You have to descend the waterfall cave with a height of 25 metres. In the dark, you can see the way with a head-flashlight. The cave is decorated with stalagmites and stalactites showing you the incredibly-beautiful nature. On the roof of the cave, you can see a big flock of bats. From the entrance, you can walk along the twisted stream tunnel with a depth of 100 metres. You will finally arrive the 15 metres in height waterfall where you can jump under. However, the more you walk, the way is so narrower that you have to crawl. At the exit, you will be amazed with the beautiful rocks in many shapes like the glazing peach ones. The distance is approximately 1 km long.

The cave is open for survey during October to June and takes approximately 5-6 hours. Advance reservation made at least two weeks beforehand is required. A group is limited for 12 persons whereas little children are not allowed to join.

How to get there
You can reach this cave only by the professional tour service of Hyper Venture Team. You can directly contact us or Ban Huai Ulong Resort in Thong Pha Phum to make a reservation.
Season to visit October - June

9 Wang Badan or Sawan Wang Badan Cave

Location : Si Sawat District Wang Badan Cave Wang Badan or Sawan Wang Badan Cave, located within the area of Erawan National Park, Sai Yok District, some 63 km. from the province. It is accessible from behind Sai Yok Noi waterfall where there is a direction sign of 3 km. to the national park’s safeguard unit, a location of the upstream of Sai Yok waterfall. Another 1,500–metre walk from the safeguard unit will lead to the cave with nature interpretation signs along the way. Wang Badan Cave is a small but deep cave of 500 metres long. It is a 2-storeyed limestone cave with a small hole at the mouth to be entered one by one. Its upper storey houses various chambers of beautiful stalagmites and stalactites of different shapes. The lower storey contains a stream to look like a tunnel of water under a large boulder.
Administered by Erawan National Park, Si Sawat District
Contact Tel. 0 3457 4222 and 0 3457 4234


1 Erawan Waterfall

Location : Si Sawat District Erawan Waterfall The national park is 65 kilometers from Kanchanaburi along Route 3199. The park, covering 550-square-kilometers, is the site of the seven-tiered Erawan waterfall, one of Thailand's loveliest waterfalls. The second tier has a pool, which is ideal for swimming and is particularly picturesque. However, the most popular activity in the park is trekking. Bungalow accommodations and camping facilities and a daytime food market are available. Shelters and camping are available for tourists in the park.
Administered by Erawan National Park, Si Sawat District
Opening Hours Daily from 07:30 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission Adult 40 Bath and Child 20 Bath (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 3457 4222 and 0 3457 4234

2 Huay Mae Kamin Waterfall

Location : Si Sawat District Huay Mae Kamin Waterfall The waterfall is located near the office of the Srinakarin Dam National Park. The source is in the evergreen Kala Mountains in the east of the park. He is one of the most beautiful waterfalls and has 7 levels: Dong Wan, Man Khamin, Wang Na Pha Kaeo chat, Lai Chon Long, Dong Phisuea Klao and Rome. There are paths that lead to the different levels and a nature trail. The best time to visit the waterfall is from October to April.

How to get there
From Kanchanaburi city, take Road No. 3199 to Sinakharin dam. 1 kilometers behind the Erawan waterfall you see a guard house on the left and just behind the street leading to the Huay Mae Khamin waterfall. The ride from the Erawan waterfall to Huay Mae Khamin waterfall takes about 50 minutes.

Administered by Khuean Srinagarindra National Park, Si Sawat District
Opening Hours Daily from 07:30 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission Adult 40 Bath and Child 20 Bath (Price are subject to change)
Season to visit October - April
Contact Tel. 0 3453 2027 and 0 3454 7018

3 Jok Ka Din Waterfall

Location : Thong Pha Phum District Jok Ka Din Waterfall Jok Ka Din Waterfall is a single-level waterfall with a height of 30 meters. Water runs all year round, plunging off a 30-metre cliff to the ground, producing massive scattering mist of water splashes from the pool. The water is crystal clear and refreshing. Not easily accessible so enthusiasts must go on foot only. The waterfall is inaccessible by car during summer and rainy seasons. It is located 2 kilometers from the village.

How to get there
By Car, if you want to get to Thong Pha Phum and Khao Laem National Park you have to use the highway 323 (Kanchanaburi - Thong Pha Phum), before arrive Thong Pha Phum District, there is an intersection to Sangkhla Buri District. Take a left turns and follow the road for 40 km. to the Park Headquarters. To get to Thong Pha Phum National Park use the highway 3272 (Thong Pha Phum - Muang Bilog) for 30 km. You will arive Thong Pha Phum National Park.
Administered by Thong Pha Phum National Park, Thong Pha Phum District
Contact Tel. 0 3453 2114

4 Kroeng Krawia Waterfall

Location : Sangkhla Buri District Kroeng Krawia Waterfall This waterfall is located 32 kilometers north of Thong Pha Phum. The waterfall is easily accessible and is often visited by passers-by, and is best enjoyed during the rainy season. The falls are supervised by Khao Laem National Park personnel at all times.

Administered by Khao Laem National Park, Thong Pha Phum District
Contact Tel. 0 3453 2099

5 Pha Sawan Waterfall

Location : Thong Pha Phum District Pha Sawan Waterfall Pha Sawan Waterfall is a large natural waterfall with 7 levels. The highest level stands 80 meters in height. Visitors has to hike through a deep jungle for 40 minutes to get to the top level. Best time for a trip is between July – January.

How to get there
  1. Route 1 - Take National Highway 323. Turn right at the 110 km mark (about 15 kilometres from Sahakorn Nikom). Turn right at a junction and drive along an unpaved road for 13 kilometres. Park the car at the car park and hike for 40 minutes.
  2. Route 2 - Drive from Mahn Khamin Waterfall past Noen Sawan at Sapan Lao Village for about 42 kilometres. At the Forest Plantation Project Centre, turn left and drive on for 13 kilometres. Park the car at the car park and hike.
Administered by Khuean Srinagarindra National Park, Si Sawat District
Contact Tel. 0 3453 2027 and 0 3454 7018

6 Pha Tad Waterfall

Location : Thong Pha Phum District Pha Tad Waterfall Pha Tad Waterfall is a large single level waterfall. The water incrementally flows in descending order from a wide and high cliff with the height of 25 metres, flowing along a limestone watercourse.

How to get there
Take National Highway 323 Kanchanaburi – Thong Phaphum 140 kilometers from Kanchanaburi Town Centre. Turn right at the 105 km mark and drive on for 9 kilometers.
Administered by Khuean Srinagarindra National Park, Si Sawat District
Contact Tel. 0 3453 2027 and 0 3454 7018

7 Sai Yok Noi Waterfall

Location : Sai Yok District Sai Yok Noi Waterfall The Sai Yok Noi Waterfall is also known as Khao Phang Waterfall. It is 60 kilometers from Kanchanaburi town. At the top of the waterfall is a small cave with Buddha images and at the bottom a small pool which is suitable for swimming. Behind the waterfall there is a path leading to the Wang Badan Cave. The best time to visit is during the rainy season between July and October.

How to get there
From Kanchanaburi city take Highway No. 323 toward Thong Pha Phum. Shortly after Ban Tha Sao you can see the car park of the waterfall on the right side. You can also take the train to Ban Tha Sao. From the train station it is about 2 km to the waterfall.
Administered by Sai Yok National Park, Sai Yok District
Contact Tel. 0 3468 6024

8 Sai Yok Yai Waterfall

Location : Sai Yok District Sai Yok Yai Waterfall Sai Yok Yai Waterfall flows from cliffs into Kwai Noi Riverand is about 100 kilometers from Kanchanaburi. It is famed for its beautiful environs and the fact that King Rama V once bathed here. Especially impressive in the rainy season, the waterfall is extremely forceful and rapid. This is the type of journey that might be better faced as a tour. It is possible to get to the falls by bus; you can get off at the English sign at the entrance to the park, but it is then a reasonable distance to the falls which you can cover by motorcycle taxi or walk.

Administered by Sai Yok National Park, Sai Yok District
contact Tel. 0 3468 6024

9 Takian Thong Waterfall

Location : Sangkhla Buri District Takian Thong Waterfall Takhian Thong Waterfall is in Thung Yai Naresuan Wild Animals Sanctuary on Tanao Sri Mountain Range. The stream defines Thai and Burmese border. It is originated in Burma and descends to Hauy Songkalia. The forest is abundant and unspoiled, therefore, the fall has water all year round. Bamboo forests, rattan, ferns, gigantic trees and the cascading fall over limestone rocks made the trail to the waterfall a trip to remember.

How to get there
Take Sangkla Buri – Three Pagoda Pass road and drive on 9 kilometers. Then take the right turn on the gravel road and drive on for another 9 kilometers. There is 20 minutes trail from the car park.

10 Thung Nang Kruan Waterfall

Location : Thong Pha Phum District Thung Nang Kruan Waterfall The picturesque limestone waterfall has 4 levels and is surrounded by beautiful nature. The most beautiful is the third level, which is about 30 meters high and has a pool which is suitable for swimming. The waterfall has water all year round. It is recommended to use a vehicle with 4-wheel drive.

How to get there
From Kanchanaburi city take Highway No. 323 (Kanchanaburi - Thong Pha Phum) for about 140 kilometers. At the highway intersection 323-3272 (1 km before Thong Pha Phum), turn right. After about 25 km turn right and drive another 5 km to the parking lot of the waterfall. From there it is 1 km, or about a 30 minutes walk up to the first level of the waterfall. The way is well signposted. Since the last part is a little difficult is recommended to use a four wheel drive and a guide. The tour is not suitable for children and the elderly.
Administered by Lam Khlong Ngu National Park, Thong Pha Phum District
Contact Tel. 08 6175 4786