Klong Chak the beautiful Koh Lanta Waterfall, It can be found hidden in the jungle after a mild trek. Red sand, emerald green water, and an amazing cave make this an adventure not to miss! In this blog post, I’ll share everything you need to know to visit Klong Chak Waterfall.
KLONG CHAK WATERFALL ON KOH LANTA
Driving down the west coast of Koh Lanta on the moped, beach after beach will force you to pull over and explore. But on this day I was on an adventure with my mother who was joining me from Australia and we weren’t looking for nice beaches. We were on the hunt for the Koh Lanta waterfall called Klong Jak/Klong Chak. It was also rumored that there were elephants in the region around the waterfall.. albeit carrying around tourists.
We wouldn’t be doing any elephant riding, choosing instead to trek our way to the Koh Lanta waterfall. I have included a map at the bottom of the page to help you find it but it is pretty well signed and you can google map it as you go.
The trail begins with a casual stroll beside a stream, winding past local houses and farms. After several minutes there is a huge dam, which is actually a sight to behold. The still water is a shade of green I had never seen before in a jungle setting. Mangroves and trees were scattered in the water.
We continued around the right-hand side of the dam. It seemed as if the trail ran out but we just had to look a little harder and get our feet a little wet. The trail now enters dense foliage and you truly feel like you are in the jungle. Water is dripping, the stream is running and birds whistle tunes from the branches.
Don’t worry about getting your shoes wet just jump straight in as you will need to walk in the water eventually. As you reach the latter stages of the trek you are wading in shin-deep water, which is quite refreshing.
The Koh Lanta Waterfall- Klong Chak
We could hear the waterfall before we could see it after about 25 minutes of walking. It was amazing. One of the best waterfalls I had seen in a long while. It definitely wasn’t the largest but the pool of water at the bottom was crystal clear with a blue tinge while it contrasted dramatically with red sand that lay in a pile.
Klong Chak Cave
We hung out at the waterfall for about half an hour. Just long enough for it to begin pouring. That didn’t stop us from finding the cave on the way back. The Klong Chak Cave was absolutely fascinating. The tree roots have grown through the rocks and seem to be holding the entire cave together.
KLONG CHAK WATERFALL MAP
Where to stay on Koh Lanta
Crown Lanta Resort – Luxury: For our three nights in Koh Lanta, we enjoyed the luxury of the Crown Lanta Resort. If you are looking for a relaxing, tranquil experience this is your spot.
Pinky Bungalow Resort – Value: I don’t quite know how this place is so cheap. It is four stars with a beautiful pool and resort-style facilities. Unlike most of the five-star properties on Koh Lanta that are $300+, Pinky Bungalow Resort is less than $65 per night.
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