What to Do at Tonsai Waterfall?
Tonsai waterfall looks in many ways like its neighbour Bangpae waterfall. Located a bit further north, it’s about the same size, the same height and at an equal walking distance from the parking. Here too, a National Park entry fee of 200 Baht per person is requested on arrival, which is compulsory. There is not much around Tonsai except a small restaurant only open for the high season and the waterfall itself is not impressive at all.
The Khao Phra Theo National Park became a reserved park in 1977 and covers an area of 22 square kilometers. There is a 600 meter long nature trail to explore around the waterfall and a 2 kilometer walking path along the stream. You can discover varieties of plants, trees, lichens and mushrooms including the rare ‘Palm Chao Mueang Thalang’. If you are lucky you might even spot some of the elusive wildlife: gibbons and mouse deers, but overall it might be worth the trip and the National Park fee.
How To Get to Tonsai :
If you still want to see the Tonsai Waterfall: On the way to Phuket International Airport (coming from Phuket Town), drive pass the Heroine Monument and continue all the way to Thalang town. At the traffic light turn right and drive until you reach the Tonsai National Park. There usually are a couple of street signs indicating the direction.
Location: inside Khao Phra Thaeo National Park
Price: adults 200 baht, children 100 baht, locals 20 baht, car 30 baht
Read about other waterfalls in Phuket.