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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 itself: Bang Pae, Kathu Waterfall and Tonsai Waterfall, maybe four if you include a tiny one near Ao Yon Beach.

Explore Bang Pae Waterfall

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

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 seems 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.

Bang Pae Waterfalls in Phuket

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

Piang Prai restaurant

The first and easiest is Piang Prai, a great local place at the very entrance of the waterfall.

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Bang Pae Seafood

Bang Pae Seafood

The second is a great seafood restaurant nearby called ‘Bang Pae Seafood’ with a nice view of the mangrove and the sea.

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How to Get to Bang Pae Waterfall

On the way to the airport (coming 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 quite clearly indicated, together with the ‘Gibbon Rehabilitation Center’. Then drive another 3 km, and you will find the National Park entrance.

Bang Pae Waterfall Photos

Bang Pae Waterfall Phuket

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
: 200 baht per person

Bang Pae Waterfall Map

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Willy Thuan
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run Phuket101.net and manage large international online travel guides.