Huay Mae Khamin Waterfalls

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Huay Mae Khamin Waterfalls
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SIRI A
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Spend time with waterfall or hiking, so good
Dec 2017 • Friends
The Hauy Mae Khamin waterfall is a part of Srinakarin Dam, which is a hydropower dam by naturally made and has been improved and still active!!!
You can access to the waterfall with fee at the entrance gate at the office of NATIONAL PARK checkpoint and please respect to the rules. At this checkpoint, you are on th 3rd floors with the trail you can spend time with fresh air and fully oxygen! I love that. Benches and trail are provided in somewhere and please do not drink alcohol as a drunk or bring glass into the waterfall.
For your safety, beware your belonging(it's a common, right?) and do not jump into the water expecially thinking about the security would be not in time when you get hurt.
Longsleeve is suitable, protect you from insects and scratch. Toilets and shower rooms are provided outside waterfall near canteen.

Tents area is on the sidehill only and contact to the officer. Best weather should be November to Febuary, maybe before and later on. If you love sunlight and heat, come when it's a summer of Thailand. Enjoy the Hauy Mae Khamin of Srinakarin dam at Kanchanburi province of Thailand!!!

PS. I remembered when I sat on a bench beside the waterfall, so peace and calm, just listen to the water had been falling to the lower floor, escape from the world for a while.
Written 8 February 2018
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Angel S
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WRONG ROUTE
Jul 2017 • Couples
This route takes a turn towards a dead end at route 323, if you are going to the Huay mae kamin waterfalls, please take the Erawan waterfalls or srinakarin dam route...
Written 12 July 2017
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graham l
Bangkok, Thailand2,445 contributions
It's more of an adventure than Erawan.
May 2017 • Solo
I did this over the space of 2 days. I think 1 day is pushing it unless you have your own car.

Below is how to do it without your own transport (although my advice would be to rent a motorbike from Kanchanaburi and go yourself from there - it's a beautiful road with very little traffic and there are a couple of caves on the way you could stop at).

Van from Bangkok (Mochit 2 bus terminal) to Kanchanaburi 120 baht.
Bus from Kanchanburi to Erawan 50 baht.
Hitchhike or ask the national park staff to help you find a ride from Erawan to Huay Mae Khamin, I ended up in a sort of songtaew full of bottled water and a few other Thai passengers, and the guy charged 80 baht.

Total 250 baht to get there but there were long waits in between; it took the best part of a day and I didn't go to Erawan waterfall, if you want to go there as well it will definitely be a full day. Van to Erawan from Kanchanaburi runs roughly hourly and I ended up waiting 45 minutes. I was waiting for a lift from Erawan to Huay Mae Khamin for nearly 2 hours.

I camped at Huay Mae Khamin for 100 baht for a small tent. The entrance fee, 300 baht for foreigners, was waived because "mai mee nam" (no water).

The staff here and in particular one older guy who couldn't stop smiling were some of the friendliest national park staff I've met. They couldn't speak much English though so unless you can speak Thai they might not be able to help much. I really don't think this places gets many foreigners, it's mostly Thais on day/weekend trips, and I don't think there are many of them either, the staff seem pleased to see anybody.

Restaurant and shop closes really early, before 6pm. I arrived at 5:30 and it was already shut. So if you arrive late there won't be any food - be prepared. There is another shop and restaurant down at the bottom of the waterfall (I was dropped off at the camping area which is at level 4), which might be open later, I don't know.

There was me, a Thai couple in a tent, and a bunch of 4 Thai guys also camping, that was it. On the first night I walked down to level one just before it went dark. On the second day I walked up to level 7, then back down to level one. The first night I saw 2 people on the trail, the second day I saw 0. I ate at the restaurant at the bottom where fried rice and somtam were about 40-45 baht each.

On the way back I asked national park staff to help me find a lift back to Erawan. I ended up with those 4 Thai guys I mentioned, who were in various stages of drunkenness, and still drinking. They were in a pick-up and I was in the back with a huge ice box full of ice and beer which sloshed from side to side like a boat in heavy seas every time we came to a hairpin turn. The driver was obviously a bit inebriated, sometimes driving very slow and sometimes driving very fast, both rarely on his side of the road. One of the more interesting trips I've had in Thailand, but I got a free Leo out of it and he didn't want any money for the ride.

I thought Erawan was better, in terms of the amount and size of fish and the blueness of the water, but maybe that's because there wasn't so much water at Huay Mae Khamin when I went. But I thought Huay Mae Khamin was better in terms of there being hardly any people. If you have to choose one, I'd stick with Erawan but get there early. Day trippers from BKK will arrive around midday and that's when it's packed. If you stay around the waterfall or stay at Kanchanaburi and set out early, then you can get to Erawan by 9am and it's pretty much empty.
Written 15 May 2017
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Krishna
Kerala, India227 contributions
Its amazing
Aug 2016 • Solo
I like this waterfall mainly because of its scenic beauty and I recommend it to all the nature lovers and tourist to visit this place at least once in their life time.
Written 23 November 2016
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Nigel C
Menston, UK104 contributions
Best shower ever
Nov 2016 • Friends
Visited the falls 7 levels all pretty in different ways, fair hike from bottom to top but well worth it, especially as you can swim in the pools under each one but in the top one you can sit under it on a ledge had probably the most enjoyable and appreciated shower of my life 33' and 80% so needed it. Although 45 mins drive past other waterfalls well worth it for the peace and quiet only saw two other visitors. As visitors are mainly Thai food and drink cheap and good
Written 15 November 2016
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Emil D
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A great escape..
Sep 2016 • Couples
As beautiful as Erawan but with far less visitors! In weekdays you literally won't meet anyone there.
Camping opportunities are excellent - all equipment can be rented for very reasonable price. It is new and well maintained.
Best time to visit the falls is early in morning right after the sunrise - the light is magical. We thought we are in a fairytale. ;)
Written 24 September 2016
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Topend11
Da Nang, Vietnam55 contributions
A special place
Feb 2016 • Couples
After a long hike you finally arrived at this waterfall (be early) and bring your swimmers with you. Find your spot and enjoy the water and the surrounding its a lovely place to visit.
Written 6 May 2016
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boazsharon
Haifa, Israel118 contributions
Beautiful paradise
Aug 2015 • Family
We are a family of 4, and decides to have one day trip from Kanchanaburi the waterfalls. We had 2 options: Erawan and Khamin as they have seven waterfalls both, and in the same direction. We had recommendations to go for Khamin, and so we did. After passing the more popular Erawan waterfalls, we continue another 45 minutes drive, and were not disappointed. The place is well organized and clean. The passes between the waterfalls are very convenient. It is less crowded than Erawan, and as far as I remember Erawan (I visited there in the past), Khamin is even more attractive visually.
We were 2 adults with 2 children and a car and paid 1030 Bahts.
Written 21 August 2015
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Judy
Bang Lamung, Thailand1,783 contributions
Simply gorgeous
Aug 2015
Excellent place. Quiet and blissful. Levels 1, 2, 4 and 6 are the best. You can skip level 5 altogether.
Written 21 August 2015
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carcreammy .
22 contributions
hidden gems
Aug 2015 • Friends
I suggest you to make a camping here as it not expensive. All stuffs for rent are new and clean. When I went there the weather was very nice. You can hear and see the sound of water fall from camping point and see the sunrise in front of you. For the people who spent a lot of time in the city, I never seen the star full in the sky like this <3 By the way it doesnt has electricity to use in th enight including to light for all the way in the camp. The restaurant will close very fast in he evening.
Written 18 August 2015
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