Bang Pae is Phuket’s biggest waterfall, It is about 18 meters high. You can find it on the North Eastern part of the island in the Kho Phra Taew National Park. Although it is just a few minutes walk to the car parking area it has the feel of being deep inside the glorious rainforest. When you reach the base of the falls the first thing you will see is an inviting pool which just cries out to you to take a cool and refreshing dip before climbing higher up the falls.
It is also possible to travel to the waterfall on elephant, the forest in this area is home to mouse deer, bears, langurs, monkeys, barking deer, mouse deer, bears, wild boar, and many more exotic creatures as well as the towering forest tress and ample tropical flora and fauna.
There is also the added attraction of the Phuket Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre run by an international animal charity. Here you will be able to meet adopted gibbons who are cared for and nurtured until they are able to be released back into the wild, last admissions of the day are at 4pm. Outside of the centre there are plenty of places to find a good Thai meal.
Location: In Khao Phra Taew National Park. To get there from Phuket Town, drive north up Thepkrasattri Road (Airport Road) for about 20 kilometers and turn right at Heroines Monument circle on to road 4027 heading east. Follow this road for about 9 kilometers until you reach an elephant camp, then turn left.