The Khao Khitchakut Krathing Waterfall is more routinely known as Nam Tok Krating locally and situated in the heart of the Khao Khitchakut National Park. The park and waterfall located in the east of Thailand near to the Cambodian border and 17 miles northeast of Chanthaburi town in the Khitchakut district.
Although the national park is one of the most beautiful places in this part of the world. The park is more famously known for the mesmerising 13-level waterfall and also the majestic Buddha Footprint, which is an essential place for Thai religion
Exploring the Khao Khitchakut Krathing Waterfall
The 13 level Khao Khitchakut Krathing Waterfall is one of the most awe-inspiring waterfalls in Thailand. Each part of the waterfall has its ponds and unique appeal. If you want to cut directly to the chase to find the most scenic tiers, we would suggest levels 8 and 9. If you wanted to make the round trip to see all the levels of the waterfall, it could take approximately 3 or 4 hours. Unless you are fit and active, we would not suggest you do that.
The waterfalls fed the Chanthaburi River and meandered through a maze of stunning rainforest and jungle terrain. There are also another two waterfalls at Khao Khitchakut National Park called Changsay and Klong Piboon.
Discovering Khao Khitchakut National Park
Khao Khitchakut National Park itself covers an area of over 59 square kilometres. The highest point being the Khao Phra Bat at almost 1,085 meters high, which correlates to 3,560 feet. The park is one of the smallest national parks in Thailand. It is at the border of Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary, a much bigger national park.
Located in the Chanthaburi District, which is one of the most stunningly beautiful areas in Thailand, the park is an enjoyable experience. Not only is Khao Khitchakut National Park home to the numerous waterfalls mentioned above, but also the Buddha Footprint, which is an important religious site for Buddhists.
A large number of people visit the park each year, with many making the pilgrimage to see the Buddha’s footprint from across Thailand. They primarily make the pilgrimage in February and March, which coincides with the Magha Puja holiday period in Thailand.
Krathing Falls and the Khao Khitchakut National Park are also home to lots of interesting rock formations. These formations have supposedly been forged in times past through earthquakes and other geological events that hark back to distant times.
If you are looking for a beautiful place to visit when you are in the eastern part of Thailand, Khao Khitchakut National Park and the Khao Khitchakut Krathing Waterfall are something to behold. Just remember that you can get some fantastic photos to share with your friends across social media accounts.
Map & More
Khao Khitchakut Krathing Waterfall & National Park
Address: Pluang, Khao Khitchakut District, Chanthaburi 22210
Phone: 039 309 666
GPS Location: 12.868402, 102.113900