Sai Yok Noi waterfall is a part of Sai Yok national park.
GPS coordinates: 14°14’19.5″N 99°03’30.0″E (14.238735, 99.058327)
The most picturesque time: from September to November. About visiting national parks in Thailand.
Sai Yok Noi waterfall is a picturesque 15-meter high wall of water located next to a highway. Also there’s the last stop of railroad line. Special trains come here only on weekends, while ordinary trains end the route at the previous station.
Anyway I don’t recommend taking a train from Kanchanaburi to come here – though there is only 60 km distance, you’ll have to sit on a wooden bench of non-air-conditioned train for more than 3 hours. A good chance to catch heat illness. Furthermore there are only 2-3 trains a day leaving for Namtok station. Landscapes that you will see out of train’s window are beautiful, but you’d rather use the trick of tour agencies: see the most scenic part of Kanchanaburi railroad, using a train for only short distance.
Waterfall area is pleasant for a walk: unusual trees, flowers, murmuring water and… the food. Well, that’s the Thailand. And Sai Yok Noi waterfall is a popular place among tourists (foreigners generally visit this waterfall on a guided tour to Kanchanaburi province).
To the right from waterfall there’s a trail leading upwards. It will bring you to the headspring of Sai Yok Noi and to Wang Badan cave (ถ้ำวังบาดาล) that belongs to Erawan national park. Unfortunately I couldn’t reach the cave – there are several streams that one needs to cross (without any bridges). And the distance isn’t short. I had to turn back, when I had reached a stream that I couldn’t cross without getting my feet wet and a heavy rain had begun.
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