KLONG PLU WATERFALL
Klong Plu Waterfall
Klong Plu Waterfall is the popular waterfall of Koh Chang as it is not far from Had Klong Prao or Had Kai Bae and convenient to visit. Therefore, people of various ages love to come.
Khlong Plu Waterfall is a beautiful, pure water flowing from a high mountain on the island. Water throughout the year. If this is the rainy season has its beauty. Foreigners tourists to swim in Klong plu waterfall.
Location : Situated far from Had Klong Prao 3 km. Go along the road to Had Kai Bae and turn left at the sign of Kong Plu Waterfall. Then go straight on 2 km, you will reach The Ranger Unit (Klong Plu) first, after that continues walking for 20 minutes (400 meters) to the waterfall.
How to get there
Taking a minibus from Dan Kao Pier (40 Baht per one) or riding a rental hike to Klong Plu Waterfall.
From Bangkok : By private vehicle
There are 2 main driving routes from Bangkok to the ferry ports around Laem Ngop, both approximately 300 – 320 km long:
The first one is the Highway 3. At the bypass at Chonburi you have to turn off onto Highway 344. Follow it and when you reach the crossroads at Klaeng you have to turn back onto Highway 3 that leads you to Trat and Laem Ngop.
If you want to avoid Trat and take the shorter way to the ferry points, you have to turn right off Highway 3, directly after the police checkpoint in the village Baan Sang Thung, a few kilometres before Trat onto the road that directs to Laem Ngop and to Trat airport (Highway 3156). Then just follow the signs to the ferry points.
The second possibility is the motorway, a continuation of the Rama IX road, which goes onwards and meets Highway 344. Then continue as described above.
The name of Klong Plu or Mek Phu Pha Waterfall may be come from Klong Phu.the peak of Phu Pha Mek Sawan Mountain which King Rama V used to take a day off. Klong Plu Waterfall is very large and has three floors. Many tourists love to visit the first floor most, because the route to the second and the third is very long and slippery. However, if you want to go. you should contact the officer. Feeling shady and cool through the route to the waterfall. After walking about 400 meters you will reach the first floor that flows from the high cliff (its height=100 meters). Then enjoy swimming in the large basin below surrounded by talus.
Koh Chang has not only these splendid waterfalls, Klong Plu and Thanmayom, but also other magnificent waterfalls which many people never knew before. Likely, local people do not know them much because it is difficult and tough to find one. For example, Klong Nonsi, the small-sized waterfall, near Koh Chang police station, or Klong Sib-ed in Ban Salakphet (in order to reach it you have to cross a stream for 11 times). Sometimes, a guide is needed, especially if you want to go to Klong Nueng Waterfall. It is situated in the south of Ban Salakphet. Therefore, visiting Khiri Phet Waterfall that is not far from Klong Nueng is preferable.