Explore Bang Pae Waterfall
Bang Pae waterfall (Bangpae waterfall) is one of the best-known waterfalls in Phuket. There are only three significant waterfalls on the island: Bang Pae, Kathu Waterfall and Tonsai Waterfall, maybe four if you include a tiny one near Ao Yon Beach.
Two are in the same east Phuket area, and both are part of a National Park, which means an entry fee is requested. The entry fee has long been a big discussion topic as locals pay 20 baht, and tourists will have to pay 200 baht. In a way, it’s not illogical when you know the average salary of most Thais.
Bang Pae waterfall is easy to reach, easy to park and doesn’t require a long or hard walk. On the way, you will probably see Thai teens and families playing in the stream.
Waterfalls in Thailand always seem to be a great weekend attraction. You won’t find a big pond or lake to swim in, just a nice average size waterfall worth a photo. The nearest larger waterfall good for bathing would be in Phang Nga or Khaosok. Next to the parking, you can take a break at a few local restaurants selling lots of drinks.
Another interesting feature near Bangpae waterfall parking is the ‘Gibbon Rehabilitation Center‘ created more than a decade ago to rescue gibbons used as tourist attractions in Bangla bars. You might ask to see the Gibbons, but the staff there are not inclined to let you.
Where to Eat Near Bang Pae Waterfall
There are two great restaurants to enjoy lunch near Bang Pae Waterfall
Piang Prai Seafood
The first and easiest is Piang Prai, a great local place at the very entrance of the waterfall.
Bang Pae Seafood
The second is a great seafood restaurant called ‘Bang Pae Seafood’ with a nice view of the mangrove and the sea.
How to Get to Bang Pae Waterfall
On the way to the airport (from Phuket Town), turn right at the ‘Heroines Monument’ circle and drive around 10 km. Keep your eyes on the left-hand side; it is indicated, together with the ‘Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre. Then drive another 3 km, and you will find the National Park entrance.
Bang Pae Waterfall Photos
Bang Pae Waterfall Info
Location: Pa Klok, Thalang District, Phuket 83110 (Khao Phra Thaeo National Park)
Open: 8 am – 4.30 pm
Phone: 076 527 282
Price: 200 baht per person
Distance from Patong Beach: 30 km
Distance from Phuket Town: 24 km
Distance from Kata Beach: 37 km
Bang Pae Waterfall Map
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