Na Muang Waterfalls are two different waterfalls located in the mountains of Koh Samui’s southern part. The two waterfalls are simply called Waterfall 1 and 2. The pictures in this post are from the hike to Waterfall 2 which is more impressive than Waterfall 1 with its 80 meters high; however, Waterfall 2 is not exactly a wow experience either. But the hike through jungle mountains and across rope bridges was fun – and it’s quite a sight up here. Make sure to bring a swimming suit and take a dip in the natural pools; just watch out for hidden rocks while swimming. Also, make sure you have shoes you can climb in as it can be slippery in some places. (I had flip-flops and almost got me killed a couple of times.)
Some people do the full or half day safari trip, which we didn’t do as we just came here to see the waterfalls. When we arrived at the Na Muang Safari Park, we could see people riding elephants. I’m not a fan of the idea of riding an elephant on a seat, so we didn’t spend any time here. Before the hike, we had to go up a long steep hill, and we could choose to go by foot or an off road jeep. We chose the latter, and it was a fun and thrilled ride; people were laughing and whoa-ing during the ride up.
So, summing up: nothing spectacular, but a refreshing, fun and free activity. (Except the jeep ride that costs 100 baht.)
The total height of Waterfall 2 is 80 meters over several steps.
Quite a sight.