Kho Luang Waterfall ‘Hello, cool weather. Goodbye, hot weather.’
If hot weather bothers you so much, then let’s move to a cool waterfall like ‘Kho Luang Waterfall’.
Kho Luang Waterfall is located within the area of Mae Ping National Park. It’s about 20 metres high. There are total 7 levels of it.
The waterfall looks so beautiful. Just imagine the water flows down from the high cliff to the pond below. The water also appears in green-blue color, just like a piece of emerald, as the pond below is surrounded with limestone and stalactites. You will want to be nearby, inhale the sweet smell of the water and take a lot of photos. But be careful. Don’t enjoy your selfie too much that you fall into the water.
Moreover, you may have a little picnic on the shore. In fact, this will be best. You may prefer eating in the middle of natural atmosphere to eating in an ordinary dining room. Just get some simple food ready, for examples, bread, butter, sandwich, fries, etc. Then you put your mat on the floor and start eating. It will be happy, believe it.
After eating, you may stimulate your digestion by exploring the nearby woodland. The scene is so beautiful like in some kind of foreign movies.
How to get there
Koh Luang Waterfall is in Lye County, Lamphun Province. You can get there by following the Highway No.1087. Turn left at Ban Kho Tung Intersection and keep going for about 1 kilometres. Then turn left at Wat Kho Tung. For the fimal 5.5 kilometres, you will find the parking lot very soon. Just park your car and walk on your feet to reach the waterfall. The road isn’t rough. Don’t worry.
If you don’t have a car, you can just get some public vehicle, for examples, a taxi, a tricycle, a motorcycle, instead. Other choices are more comfortable, you can be looking to book your travels with travel agency in Chiang Mai to provide a car rental with driver to this temple or can combine program with Private tour Chiang Mai to Lamphun and Lampang.
The temple is about 34.9 kilometres away from the waterfall. It’s located within the area of Phra Buddha Bhat Huai Tom Royal Project Development Centre. By getting there, you will both observe plantation and visit the temple. Also, you can spend some nights there, as there are shelters available at the community.
Phra Bat Huai Tom is a Pga K’nyau community that has been established in Lamphun for several decades. The Pga K’nyau elders say that they migrated to this area leaving their traditional homes behind because of the faith they have for Luang Pu Khru Bachaiyawongsapattana, a monk involved in community development and highly revered by the Lanna people back when he was abbot in this same area.