Khunkon Waterfall ‘Explore the preserved forest under the cool water drizzle.’
Let’s get away from hot weather and move to this waterfall, ‘Khunkon Waterfall’ temporarily!
Khunkon Waterfall is another suggested check-in spot in Chiang Rai that all tourists should never miss. You should find yourself some time to go there and full-fill your heart with cool drizzle of water.
If you’re interested in visiting the place, then let’s learn some further information of it.
Khunkon Waterfall was once known as ‘Tad Mhok Waterfall’. It is located in Mae Kao and Mae Kok, both are preserved forests. Therefore you will be surrounded with greeney and fresh air for sure.
Khun Kon Waterfall is also considered to be the highest waterfall in Chiang Rai, with about 70 metres. As soon as you arrive at it, you will see the water flows from a high cliff all the time, causing relaxing sound and cool drizzle water.
Of course, you are allowed to play in the water, if you want to. All you have to do is considering some proper rules. Don’t let your small children be in the water on their own, but always go with them. Also, you shouldn’t play something annoying in the water, for an example, splash the water around, because you may disturb other tourists.
After playing in the water, you just get back on the shore, sit on a rock, and have a little picnic. If you don’t want to sit on a rock, you can just take a set of table along with a sun umbrella instead. There are plenty of them around.
This can be called a real heaven for those who love to relax their minds from stress or do some leisure activities. If you are one of these people, don’t miss this waterfall.
Khunkon Waterfall also has camping spots for tourists. Therefore you can spend some nights there. Setting up a camp near the waterfall will be absolutely perfect. Just imagine how will you feel if you wake up every morning and cool drizzle of water touchs your face.
The price for camping spot rent is only about 50 Baht. Just don’t forget to bring your own things: your tent, your pillow, your foods, your bottles of water, your blanket etc. Remember that you are in the middle of forest. There aren’t shopping malls or convenient stores for you to purchase something you want.
Or, you don’t want to spend any night, but you just want some sightseeing, you only have to pay for about 10-80 Baht, in order to get into the area of the waterfall. Then you can enjoy your time in freestyle. This is very affordable and worthy.
Lastly, if you have any questions, you can call 053-726368 to contact The District Office of Mae Kon.
How to get there
Khun Khon Waterfall is very easy to go to. You just have to travel for only about 33 kilometres from the heart of Chiang Rai.
You may take a minibus, which can take you from Chiang Rai to Ban Pang Rim.
If you have a personal car, you can continue straight along the Highway No.1, in order to reach Ban Rong Kun. After reaching Ban Rong Kun, switch to the Highway No.1205. Keep going until you see a junction. Turn right at the junction, as the path leads you to Khunkon Waterfall. When you arrive at the waterfall, just park your car in a parking lot. Then you have to walk all the way up to the waterfall. If you do not have car and you have children or elderly in your group, we recommend you to travel by private tour.
This temple is only about 19 kilometres away from the waterfall. You can go there before or after visiting the waterfall. This temple, designed by the famous artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, is something like a kind of landmark of Chiang Rai. It is very beautiful. The whole temple is covered in white color like pearl. Most tourists, especially foreign tourists, hate to miss it. They usually have to visit there before leaving Chiang Rai.
Singha Park is about 16 kilometres away from the waterfall. You will enjoy exploring this agricultural tourist attraction. The place, own by Singha Corporation Co.,Ltd, consists of different zones: planting zones, animal feeding zone, zipline adventure zone, restaurant zone, flower zone, bike rent zone etc. This is a good place for family members to go and spend a great time together.