Huai Yang Waterfall National Park

About Huai Yang

Huai Yang Waterfall National Park is a smaller protected area located at the Tanao Sri Mountain Ranges at the border to Myanmar. Established as a national park on 8th December 1991, the park covers 161 km² in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, around 35 km from the town center and 125 km from Hua Hin. The main attractions of the park are a few waterfalls and trails.

The park is a montane area with elevations between 200 to 800 meters above the sea level, an important watershed of rivers in the area. The forest habitat is part of a vast forested area extending in Myanmar, the neighbouring Lenya National Park at the other side of the border is 1,761 km².

The forest consists of mixed deciduous, evergreen and dry evergreen forests. Interesting mammals inhabiting the park are Indochinese serows, wild boars, leopards, barking deer, porcupines, langurs and gibbons.

Visiting

The main attraction is the seven-tier cascading Huai Yang Waterfall which the park is named after. The other waterfalls are Kha Aon waterfall, Khao Lan Waterfall, Bua Sawan Waterfall and Huai Hin Dat Waterfall.

Getting there

There is no public transportations to the national park. The only options are getting there by car/motorcycle or hiring a guide/driver from Prachuap Khiri Khan.

By car/motorcycle - From Prachuap Khiri Khan, drive south on route 4, the national park is signposted well 29 km south from the town, turn off the road to the right and drive 7 km towards the park by following the signposts.

By private transport - Most hotels in Thailand have contact with drivers or guides, ask your hotel's reception team to arrange you one.

Entrance fees & opening times

The entrance fees are 100 Baht for foreigners (50 Baht for children), 20 Baht for Thai citizens (10 Baht for children), 10 Baht for bikes, 20 Baht for motorcycles and 30 Baht for cars.

The park is open from 8 am until 4:30 pm every day but closed 1st May until 30th June every year.

Stay & eat

Park accommodations

There are only two bigger accommodation options in the park for rent. The price for the rooms are 1,800 & 2,500 Baht, a significant discount will apply when booked for Mon-Thu.

The rooms can be booked through the DNP website in advance. As the money transfer must be done within 2 days and the fact it takes a longer time with transfers from abroad, it is only possible to book from within Thailand only. Payments can be done at 7-Eleven convenience stores or banks.

Camping

There is a campground at the main visitor center area near Huai Yang Waterfall. There are 3 pax tents available for rent from the visitor center for 225 Baht, pillows for 10 Baht, mats 30 Baht and sleeping bags 30 Baht per person and day.

Eat

There is a restaurant which is open from around 8:30 am until 4 pm, a souvenir shop and a campsite with clean toilet and shower facilities.

Phone(s)

You are recommended to ask a Thai speaking person to call on your behalf.

  • 084 701 2795 - Visitor center
  • 098 312 6808 - Headquarters

The attractions of Huai Yang

Huai Yang Waterfall

A small waterfall at the main visitor center area, accessible by a signposted and well maintained circular trail. The trail is on the first five tiers, 5th tier is 700 m from the start of the trail. Ranger guidance needed to visit the last two tiers further upstream because they are too steep and the way to get there is through some rock climbing. It costs up to 300 Baht for a few hours of ranger guidance.

The 4th tier of Huai Yang Waterfall

There are ponds on some tiers full of fish swimming towards people in hope to get fish-food. It is possible to buy fish-food next to the restaurant.

Khao Lan Waterfall

Khao Lan is the most impressive of the falls in the park if there is enough water flow. Located south from the main visitor center area in Thub Sa Kae District, this several tier waterfall is around 14 km from highway 14. The water from one of the tiers drops from a 50 m high cliff. This waterfall is worth a visit during the rainy season only. It is possible to swim on top level.

There is a visitor center and camping site near the waterfall, no tents available for rent. There are no restaurants nearby.

Khao On Waterfall

A nine tier cascading waterfall 44 km south from the main visitor center in Bang Saphan District.

Khao Luang Mountain

There are several mountains and one national park in Thailand all named Khao Luang, so it is good to not mix up this mountain with others. Khao Luang Mountain in Huai Yang National Park is accessible for visitors only in guidance with rangers. It takes nearly 5 hours to reach the peak, an overnight stay at the summit is required. The mountain summit has a great view over surrounding areas, hiking there may give an opportunity to see some mammals which are not common around the visitor center area. In case of hiking there guests need to have all necessary equipment with them and carry it to the top.