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“Underwhelmed”
Review of Na Muang Waterfall

Na Muang Waterfall
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Koh Samui Island Half-Day Tour
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Ranked #39 of 153 things to do in Ko Samui
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Granted that the waterfall is not at full flow under the wet season, its hard to understand why this is one of the island's main attractions.

That said, its important to emphasise that we DO NOT like seeing elephants treated as tourist attractions and bound with ropes and chains, which is what you are forced to endure after parking and en-route to the waterfall.

The walk to the fall is not trivial, and a reasonable level of fitness is needed as the climb is steep and often slippery. A 4 x 4 option is offered, but not sure of the price.

Note: you CAN visit this attraction for no cost. So don't pay anything to anyone unless you want the service.

We also visited in April, for the same experience. Don't bother.

1  Thank Scott G
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Poor elephants, dangerous 4x4 drive (2 minutes 200 BHT return), even more dangerous climb up the hill, slippery, lots of rubbish, disgusting toilets. They ask money for everything and in my view this place needs to be closed down - an absolute tourist trap! Please don't support it, particularly not the animal cruelty!

1  Thank Ivonnie13
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Stopped here with Mr Ung's tour and it was quite nice, had been raining that day so couldn't climb to the top but is still nice to look at from the bottom

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

The waterfall was soo lame, the hike up soo dangerous and the tourists too many with their behinds facing every single pic we took,,(My request, if you do go up please do not SIT in the waterfall and have your butt in every tourists pic)..Anyhow, the place before the waterfall was stunning and we saw some elephants but after shelling out 400 Bhatt for a 4x4 drive up the mountain I was hoping to jump off and see the waterfall however, we ended up walking about 15 mins on scary makedo bridges, steep inclines and slippery rocks. The waterfall at the top was indeed disappointing and lack lustre. We just clicked 2-3 pics and were off. Also we took our 3 year old along which we regretted immensely..do not take kids here..not safe.

2  Thank cl3opatra
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

The waterfall is a pathetic drizzle and a steep climb. We took a 4x4 vehicle standing next to a mud trail for 100 baht each on the understanding that they were taking us to the waterfall. However, they just took us back to the car park we had walked from and then about 100m up a side road ( a public road) to the bottom of the waterfall. We could have ridden the motorbike we had hired straight there for free!! Don' t get caught out like us.

4  Thank Scooby117
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