Lueang or Namtok Muang Mai, is to the south of Krung Ching waterfall
in Moo 6, Tambon Na Reng. This medium-sized waterfall has 4 levels,
which are Nan Toei, Nan Kradot, Nan Ya Kha, and Nan Plio. Swimming
can be enjoyed here amidst the coolness of the jungle. To get to the
waterfall, take the Nakhon Si Thammarat-Phrom Khiri route (Highway
No. 4016) for 40 kilometres.
Krung Ching is a beautiful and important waterfall of Khao Luang
National Park. Located in Tambon Krung Ching, the waterfall derived
its name from Ton Ching, a kind of palm prevalent in the area. The
waterfall has many levels, each with a different name, such as Nan
Mut Phae, Nan Fon Saen Ha, Nan Plew, Nan Chon, Nan Chone, Nan Ton
To, and Nan Wang Rua Bin. The most breathtaking level is Nan Fon
Saen Ha where water drops off a sheer cliff 100 metres high,
splashing down creating a mist covering the area like rain unlike
other falls. The waterfall is under the jurisdiction of the Khao
Luang National Park Protection Unit. A 3.8 km. long road leads
directly to Nan Fon Saen Ha. The area has a training centre,
accommodation and a campground.
To get to the falls, take the Nakhon Si Thammarat-Phrom Khiri Road
(Highway No. 4016). Upon reaching Na Reng intersection, turn left to
King Amphoe Nop Phitam and turn right onto Highway No. 4186. The
total distance is 70 kilometres.
Khlong Klai (can be done on rubber boats provided by Krung Ching
Administration Office in Moo 3, Tambon Krung Ching, near Krung Ching
waterfall. There are 2 rafting routes, one is the 2.5 km. Pak Khlong
Phitam-Lan Hin Dan route that takes 1 hour and the other is the 6
km. Pak Khlong Phitam-Ban Thung Nai route, requiring 3 hours for
completion. The fee is 250-350 baht/person. For more information,
contact tel. 0-7530-9004 and 0-1677-3112.