Punyaban Waterfall is only a
10 minute drive north of Ranong. It is very easy to find as itís about 20 feet from the
road and has a huge sign.
is beautiful, itís about 20 meters high and there are three levels
surrounded by a lush green forest.
The waterfall originates from small
streams in the forest preservation area named La Un and Rachakrud
There is also
a 300 meter nature walk, restaurants, toilets, lots of shade, and some
lovely places to sit, have a picnic and relax, but none of that for me, we were getting in the water, (plus I still had bat crap on my
The water was
icy cold, it was so good to cool off and be clean again, lots of locals
were here having picnics and there were loads of kids in one of the
deeper pools swimming around.
We stayed here
for quite awhile as it was just so beautiful.
mention my episode in the deeper pool, I though it would be nice to be
in water higher than my knees so decided to venture down the rocks to
the deep pool, I was nearly there and about to take another step and
instantly knew I was going to fall. My foot slid
out from under me, I landed on my backside and did the big slide into
the deep pool down the rocks, lucky for me the huge rock sloped into
this pool and not over the edge down to the next big drop.
surfaced all I could do was laugh as there were all these Thai families
standing there looking at me, I laughed and then everyone started
laughing. Not a scratch or bruise on me. I stayed in
this pool for awhile checking out different ways to get out (and
plucking up the courage to get out) onto the slippery rocks and happy to say I
made it out!! Thank god Gary
didnít have the camera handy!!
This was the
perfect place to stay a couple of hours, cool down and have an ice cream
Our second visit to Punyaban
waterfall was totally different to the above visit, it had been
pouring with rain all night and the amount of water coming over was
As you can see from the photos there was no way anyone could get in the