Phuket Waterfalls – Where to find the waterfalls of Phuket

Phuket Waterfalls –  Where to find the waterfalls of Phuket
Phuket Waterfalls – Where to find the waterfalls of Phuket
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Phuket Waterfalls

Phuket waterfalls are not really impressive, but like anywhere in the world, they invariably attract kids, teens and local weekenders. Phuket island itself only counts two noticeable waterfalls and three tiny ones. The two main waterfalls are both inside National parks which means an entry fee of 200 baht, rather high for tourists. The nicest one is Bang Pae Waterfall located on the eastern part of Phuket and Ton Sai Waterfall located further north, not far from Thalang Town on the way to airport.

Kathu Waterfall is well advertised but is really small. At least you don’t have to pay to go there. A not well known cascade is just past Panwa beach and another one is in Layan Bay, on the west coast. Outside Phuket, things get a lot nicer and we’ll add more waterfalls as we discover them.

 1 Bang Pae Waterfall

Bang Pae Waterfall

Bang Pae is eighteen meters high, the largest and most popular waterfall in Phuket. Located near the east coast in the central part of Phuket, about twenty kilometers for Phuket Town, Bang Pae is part of the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, therefore a 200 Baht fee will be required… per person. Read more

2 Ton Sai Waterfall

Tonsai Waterfall

The Second largest waterfall on the island is also part of the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park national park, which means here too you will have to pay a fee to enter. Quite nice after rainy weeks, it becomes very tiny during high season. Read more

3 Kathu Waterfall

Kathu Waterfalls

Kathu Waterfall is a beautiful four levels cascade very well known in Phuket. It is almost on every Phuket map and very well indicated on the road when approaching Patong. It is very popular with kids and their parents who enjoy playing in the natural pools while enjoying local food sold in carts around. Read more

Ao Yon Waterfall

Not very well known and rather hard to find, Ao Yon waterfall is only visited by few locals who seem to enjoy drinking by the water on weekends. To get there drive along Panwa beach, then past Ao Yon Beach and you will reach a small rocky bay, the road leading to the waterfall is opposite of this bay, follow it for few kilometers.

Layan Waterfall


Layan Beach waterfall is not much of a fall, but just because I found it by accident, I decided to add it to the list. After all, if Kathu waterfall made it to the list, this one should too! To find it you will have to park where the road end, around the Layan Beach Resort and walk on the beach and the muddy mangrove toward the sea. Just nice enough for this photo.

Waterfalls outside Phuket

Ton Phrai Waterfall

Phuket Waterfalls

Ton Phrai waterfall is one of the nicest cascade we found outside Phuket island. It’s not really far if you have a car to drive around there. Alternatively some eco-tours and bike tours include it in their itinerary. Once going out of Phuket take direction Muang Thai and follow Highway #4 for about 27 or 28 km. You will see a small road on your right hand side, follow it till you arrive at the Khao Lampee Thai Muang National Park. A short and easy walk will lead to the large pool and superb falls, great to end the day with a beer or any cold drink you naturally brought with you just for the occasion.

Map of Phuket Waterfalls

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 23 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 2 blogs: and, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including, and