Catagorize: Waterfalls , National Parks & Marine Reserves
Erawan National Park’s former name was “Khaosalob National Park”. It was declared as the national park on 19 June 1975. It is 343,735 rais. Later, its name was changed into Erawan National Park according to the shape of the waterfall’s highest level which is similar to the shape of Erawan elephant’s head.
The interesting tourist attraction is Erawan Waterfall which is situated 65 kilometers from the city. It is the big and beautiful rainforest on the bank Kuai Yai. The water source came from Huay Monglai through mountain peaks and 2,100 meter cliffs. Erawan Waterfall is 1,500 meters high and is divided into 7 levels. Each level is like a pool where visitors can swim. There is also Erawan Nature Trails. It is 1,060 meters long or about 30 minutes walking. The route passes evergreen forest, view points, and beautiful deciduous forest. Visitors will enjoy nature and get knowledge from the tags.
The ticket prices are 40 baht for Thai adults and 20 baht for Thai children. For foreigners, the ticket prices are 200 baht for adults and 100 baht for children.
In the national park’s area, accommodations and camping area are provided for visitors. For more information, please contact Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Bangkok tel. 02-562-0760 on Monday-Friday at 8.30 a.m.- 6 p.m. and on Saturday at 9 a.m.- 3.30 p.m. or via website www.dnp.go.th. Another way to contact is at Erawan National Park, Moo 4, Takradan Sub-District, Srisawat District. Kanchanaburi Province tel. 034-574-222, 034-574-722, or 034-574-234.
Note: Erawan National Park received the natural tourist attraction of central region award from 6th Thailand Tourism Award in 2006. The service here meets international standard such as golf cars for the elderly and the handicapped who would like to visit the waterfall which is about 700 meters from the first level of the waterfall.