If you are travelling to Phuket and want to discover the real island – not just a sea sand and a sun trip – we can help you. As locals, we know the terrain and have lots of exciting places and hidden nooks and crannies to share with you. Culture tours, shows, theme parks, exhibitions and hiking tours are all yours to discover. In this edition let’s visit Ton-Sai and Bang-Pae waterfalls. Both attractive places located in the Thalang area.
Let’s get back to Nature!!!
TON-SAI WATERFALL PHUKET
Ton-Sai is easily accessible as it’s very near to the north-south main highway in the centre of Thalang. The waterfall is on the western side of Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, with area of 22.28sqkm. From Ton-Sai you can hike across the mountain to Bang-Pae but be prepared with protective clothing and mosquito repellent It’ll be a real adventure.
How to get there
Ton-Sai is about 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport. On highway 4031, turn right onto highway no.402 and go along the way. Then turn left onto Nam Tok Road at the intersection of Ban Kian Market. Continue on to Ton Sai waterfall road the entrance to the waterfall is at the end of the road. If you’re coming from the south then drive into Thalang and follow the well-marked signs.
Map – 8.028693, 98.363049
BANG-PAE WATERFALL PHUKET
Bang Pae Waterfall is a place to see the last of Phuket’s Rainforest. You can also visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) here, help them make a ‘gibbon meal’ and learn more about this fascinating project. Carry on past the GRP and you’ll come to the waterfall. Best to visit in the monsoon season May-September. Take mosquito repellent.
How to get there
It takes about 25 minutes from Phuket International Airport to get to Bang-Pae. Take highway no.4031, turn right on to highway no.402 at the junction. To avoid traffic jams you should turn left to highway no.4027 at Baan Muang-Mai near the 7-Eleven. Then turn right on to the Bang-Pae road and Bang-Pae waterfall gate is well marked several kilometres down the way.
Map – 8.041799, 98.394363