The 200-kilometer drive from Bangkok to
Kanchanaburi province passes through Nakhon Pathom province. From the municipality of Kanchanaburi, continue further to Srisawasdi district. Then, take the one-hour ferry ride to the other side of the river before the five-hour journey begins in earnest. This will surely make a worthwhile trip given the sight of the mighty waterfall that looks more like a painting from orre of Thailand's classical literatures. Instead, it is purely the work of nature. The destination is known to tourists as 'Haui Mae Khamin Waterfall' in the Sri Nagarindr Dam National Park.
The great waterfall is breathtakingly beautiful, set in the midst of the rich and lush greenery of countless species, where tons of water from the watershed over the Kala mountain range east of the national park meanders down to Sri Nagarindr Dam. Huai Mae Khamin is made up of seven layers, each at different height and distinct beauty, named separately in the order of Dongwan, Marn Kahmin, Wang Nah Pha, Chatr Kaew, Lai Jon Hlong, Dong Phi Seua and Rom Klao respectively.
Of the seven layers, Chatr Kaew, the fourth layer, is said to be the most spectacular; the name itself means 'a cascade as clear as glass'.
Coupled with the fertile environment of the surrounding watershed, the height and fall of the seven layers of cascade have won the hearts of many a tourist who nicknames it the mighty 'Thi Law Soo Waterfall of Kanchanaburi province'.Tourists can explore the surrounding nature by taking advantage of the trails to each of the seven layers provided by the Sri Nagarindr Dam National Park Authority. For more information, contact the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, at 0-2562-0760, Monday - Friday between 08.30 a.m. - 06.00 p.m.