Nam Tok Pha Nam Yod (น้ำตกผาน้ำหยด) is a lesser known waterfall in the south of Petchaburi (เพชรบุรี) province totally worth a visit. I was looking for a stop on my way to Kaeng Krachan (แก่งกระจาน) from Hua Hin (หัวหิน) and this waterfall showed up on google map. The lack of information in English gave me the motivation to head there as truly off the beaten path sights are becoming hard to come by in Thailand.

The waterfall is roughly 60 KM from Hua Hin, or 80 KM from Petchaburi Town. The country side roads to reach the waterfall are beautifully quiet with plenty of signs (in Thai) leading to the waterfall.

There are 2 or 3 entries to the waterfall and I picked the first one, which has a friendly man charging for a secure parking. I paid 20 baht (I think it is 50 baht for cars) to leave my bike there.

The man then gave me three important advices. To come back before dark, taking into account that it takes 1 hours to reach the waterfall. To come back if it starts to rain heavily, as the trail will get difficult/dangerous. And to get the $!%uck out if I see elephants. No elephants were ever seen by visitors, but traces has been found in the area he told me.

I then started my walk in the jungle. The trail is simple but well defined with a few signs to keep you on the good track. The nature is dense and beautiful. There is a handful of small water crossing that gets slowly more challenging, but I would still rate the trail as easy. You may get wet if you are clumsy like me. The walk is really enjoyable and pretty flat.

The last part of the trail leading to the waterfall is right in the dry-ish rocky riverbed. Understand that the flow of the waterfall, even during the rainy season is quite low, so you will not necessarily get wet in this part of the trail. But this explains why it could get potentially dangerous if strong rain starts.

It took me about 45 minutes to walk the 1.5 KM including multiple photo pauses. When I arrived at the waterfall, there was already a group of Thais enjoying a swim. I obviously joined them for a refreshing moment!

The flow of the waterfall was not strong, despite being in the heart of the rainy season. I would not recommend to visit outside of the monsoon. The waterfall has 3 or 4 levels were water drizzle to the bottom. This makes it easy to climb into the fall to jump into the pond.

After an hour of swimming it was time to head back.

Pha Nam Yod Waterfall (น้ำตกผาน้ำหยด) is an interesting excursion not yet popular, but still easily accessible. I recommend to check it out if you are in the area during the monsoon.

Nam Tok Pha Nam Yod (น้ำตกผาน้ำหยด)

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