Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
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Chris
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The waterfalls are magnificent and the walk to the lower ones is fairly easy. Ascending up the mountain can be a little difficult. I am 63 and managed to go to the view point. You climb up a rock face with the aid of ropes. Steep jungle paths mixed with crossing water next to waterfalls. I crossed a stream and swam in a pool and ended up with leeches on my ankles. My wife who didn't go into the water was also affected. Suggest loose long trousers. Great day
Written 10 November 2023
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KevinH
Reading, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We visited in August 2023, family of 4 with two kids, 11 and 7. We wanted to see the nature away from the usual tourist hotspots, this place was amazing and definitely hit the mark.

We were there about 4 hours, nice well defined path through lovely nature up to the 2nd waterfall. Can walk further but steep slopes unsuitable for children. In the whole time there we only saw 3 other families, it was like we had the whole forest to ourselves! At the waterfalls there are good lagoons for swimming/cooling down.

The restaurant at car park sells delicious Thai traditional food, very inexpensive at 50-60Bhat/dish.

This is a government owned national park so very well organised and maintained.
We would thoroughly recommend this to anyone wishing to escape the main tourist destinations
Written 21 August 2023
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Masha and Pasha
Ashdod, Israel6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
The best National park with big waterfall that you can enter and swim with beautiful views. The most interesting .nature in Krabi
Huge place clean and very beautiful, you can spend a lot of hours to see the most interesting and amazing nature.
The people who work there are very nice and put their heart into the park and the tourists(they speak very good english) also there is a small restaurant with very tasty and cheap thai food.
We spend there half of our day and its was amazing!
Written 12 October 2022
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Clive R
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK2,036 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Arrived and we were clearly the only tourists here, such a shame. First stop the waterfalls, only about a 10 minute walk and we’ll worth the money to see the three falls even though there was not a massive amount of water 💦 falling. The signs suggested that you shouldn’t walk to the top but I went anyway..😇. Brilliant view from the top but not an easy climb to get there, good shoes needed.

Off to see the the century old Banyan tree, again worth the climb up what was a difficult path but didn’t take long. It was certainly a Stunning tree, like the waterfalls well worth the entry fee.

I’m sure w3 could have seen more but it was very hot and Thunderstorms were forecast so we left very satisfied.
Written 6 March 2022
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richard
Milton Keynes, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Loved it, totally laid back, toilets and cafe. Strolled around for over 2 hours whilst my cabby slept. Trees and a small river which 500m from the car park is a very high series of small water falls. You need to climb some boulders to get to the fall so no flip flops. Lots of beautiful butterflies and birds. Like being in the jungle with paths and lots of places to sit, est and drink. A massive change from Bangkok and Krabbie, which is 40 minutes away by car.
Written 8 March 2020
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Bep M
Lille, France104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had a nice stroll up to the waterfall for a lovely dip. Beautiful very large trees and ferns and we saw waterturtels.
Written 5 March 2020
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HOOMAN
Tehran, Iran1,204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Khao Phanom Pencha is a 50 Km2 National Park housing waterfalls, streams, caves, greenery and wildlife. It's located around 27 km from the northern edge of Krabi City. The Park is popular for its waterfalls , caves, virgin rainforest & trails through montane forests.
But for me the most interesting and unique thing is, its viewpoint and the trail covered with thick greenery and wonderful luxuriant montane forest which leads to the viewpoint. Where you can watch a breathtaking landscape of Krabi. The trail is 800 meters long and it takes about one hour to get to the viewpoint. The trail to the viewpoint is inconspicuous. It's slippery in rainy days and another problem would be darkness and beware of being entrapped in darkness because Jungle gets dark earlier.
When I started the trail it was about 4 p.m. and really there was no one on the trail. The route seemed to be deserted and a big tree had fallen and had crossed the route. It was somehow frightening and exciting. It was my first experience in a montane forest. I followed the signs and I got to the viewpoint very quickly in about 45 minutes. The viewpoint itself was an opening in the thick trees and it was like a window toward paradise. From there your eyes could reach far away Krabi’s fields and it was very pleasant feeling staying in imaginative viewpoint.
After taking the pleasure of the surroundings' ambience deeply and taking some photos, I wanted to go further but there was a danger sign that prohibited going further. In my dramatic way back, I had some difficulties with missing the route, slippery route and early darkness and at the same time, there was no mobile phone signal, and there was no way for asking help if I needed help. Fortunately I reached the starting point in 35 minutes safe and sound. Although the route was relatively short but it was my most wonderful experience of hiking.
Written 2 March 2020
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Winston T
Cebu City, Philippines168 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Beautiful park. The good thing is that since it is a national park, the trees are preserved and the grounds are well maintained. The bad is the waterfall barely has a swimming area and not much water. The water on the grounds are also kinda murky maybe because of the leaves that are not removed by the cleaners. It is also a steep climb to the top. They provide ropes to hold on to. But for me, it's not worth climbing as the waterfalls is just like a stream. We decided to eat lunch at their canteen. The food is really good but took us some time to order because the attendant is grumpy as she can't understand english.
Written 24 February 2020
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Tiggerwilde
Highbridge, UK320 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Visited for a few hours as part of a wider of Thailand over a week, beautiful location, visited the information centre, walked around the gardens and uptown the waterfalls. Loved the parkland.
Written 24 February 2020
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Peter G
Chard, UK197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We visited the park specifically to visit this river cave. If you go in you need helmets and lights and decent footwear plus a change of clothing as it is very wet around the entrance area. It consists of a single big passage with sections where you have to climb over boulders. it contains huge stalagmite and stalactite formations and is home to many many bats as well as the odd racer snake and spider. To reach it park at the resort and follow the track that runs by the river until you lose the river. You then need to climb down to the point where the river comes out of the cave mouth. If you walk beyond here you will see a cliff that has several bee colonies on it-interesting.
Written 18 February 2020
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