Other than the bustling capital city of Bangkok, the blue sea and the white beach. Thailand also features a number of lush green natural park. One of those is the Erawan National Park. Located in the Tenasserim Hills range of Kanchanaburi Province, consisting of a seven-tiered waterfall and numerous caves up for exploration. It is the perfect choice for those who would like to escape the crowded city and indulge themselves in nature.
Erawan National Park was founded in 1975 as Thailand’s 12th national park. It is named after the Erawan Elephant, the three-headed elephant in the Hindu mythology. As you leave the city and approaches the park, you will notice a change in your scenery: there will be a lot more trees and everything will be lusher. It’s the best sign that you are closing in on one of the nation’s most visited national parks.
On the way to the first tier of the park’s waterfalls, there will be the only restaurant of the whole national park offering local Thai food. Since food is not allowed beyond the second tier, it is recommended to fill your stomach up before venturing up the rest of the tiers. Stairs is provided, so you wouldn’t have to worry about your safety. In addition, you can take a dip in natural pools, as it’s best at higher levels since there is lesser up the tiers. The park is also home to caves. However, these caves are located throughout different areas of the park.
Nature is one of Thailand’s top tourist attraction, and Erawan National Park is one of the best examples. It is essential in order to keep this place running for the later generations. Come and enjoy what Mother Earth had given to us, and indulge in the greenery like a local!