Huay Mae Khamin Waterfalls

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Huay Mae Khamin Waterfalls
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Sean H
7 contributions
Waterfalls on 7 levels
Jan 2019 • Couples
Amazing similar to Erawan but has emerald pools whereas Erawan has azure. Chose your colour or do both like we did !
Written 28 January 2019
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pakhead
Bangkok, Thailand17 contributions
Worth the drive
Dec 2018
These are more extensive and beautiful than other falls in Kanchanaburi. We worth the long drive. There are seven levels of falls, and even well into the dry season there was plenty of water. Because of the distance there are fewer visitors than at other falls, and they can spread themselves over the different levels. The water is clear and refreshing - you can wade into the pools. There is a wooden walkway allowing easy access to each level. Officials are good at keeping the falls clean of any rubbish, and we found visitors respectful of the rules protecting the falls.
Written 27 December 2018
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Reinhard Latzke
15 contributions
best waterfalls so far....
Dec 2018 • Solo
few tourist while the week.... most beautiful waterfall i have seen... stayed 2 night on house boat. 100% recommended
Written 12 December 2018
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Lior I
23 contributions
Better than Erawan
Jul 2018 • Family
Its an hour extra drive from Erawan, you'll probably need a car or bike, but it totally worth it

7 levels, same color of water, bigger falls, and you got the place completely to yourself most of the day because no. One is there. Forget about erawan, this place is better, by far.
Written 29 July 2018
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GeorgeInBKK
Bangkok, Thailand178 contributions
Beautiful!
Jul 2018 • Couples
We visited here in the middle of the week, so we encountered few visitors as we walked along the river connecting the various levels of these stunning falls. Even during the weekends, my guess is that these falls attract far fewer visitors than the Erawan falls but they are no less beautiful than the Erawan falls.
Written 23 July 2018
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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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