Nakhon Si Thammarat, which is the largest province in southern Thailand, boasts quite a few national parks and waterfalls. Previously we have visited Tha Phae Waterfall, and last we stopped by at Yong Waterfall – a 10 minutes drive away from the town of Thung Song.
Yong Waterfall is part of Namtok Yong National Park, a 205 square kilometers tropical mountain forest with an average elevation of 600 meters above sea level. From the entrance where you pay the 100 baht fee (as a foreign tourist), walk the paths which follow the stream about 700 meters up to the 15-meters high waterfall.
I would not call Yong Waterfall a touristy place, but Thai people love to come here to cool off in the lovely pool under the waterfall and feed the fish.
A beautiful spot in tropical setting. Be careful in the rocky part before entering the deeper water.
Despite the dry season (we were here in March), the waterfall was nice and powerful.
Kids playing with the fish.
Soro Brook Carp fish in the clear water.
Other waterfalls in Namtok Yong National Park:
- Khao Men Waterfall
- Khlong Chang Waterfall
- Nan Pilo Waterfall
- Pilo Waterfall
- Yong Noi Waterfall
Opening hours/days: Everyday 08.30 – 16.30
Recommend hotel in Thung Song: Metro Hotel & Spa