An adventure to the Pambok Waterfall is one of the best things to do when exploring the mountainous region of Pai.
I have put together this complete guide to Pam Bok Waterfall including how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.
WHERE IS PAMBOK WATERFALL?
Pambok Waterfall is 9km southwest of Pai on the same road that leads out to the Bamboo Bridge and Pai Land Split.
It’s approximately a 20-minute drive to reach the waterfall from the center of Pai.
Click here to see the location on Google maps.
HOW TO GET TO HERE
The best way to get to Pam Bok Waterfall is on a scooter.
Scooters can be rented for as little as 150 Baht per day from one of the many rental stores in the center of Pai.
Alternatively, some accommodations offer scooter rentals for around the same price. A money deposit or passport is generally required for insurance purposes.
I also highly recommend purchasing travel insurance, especially when riding on the roads in Asia.
If you aren’t confident with riding a scooter, you can hail a songthaew (pick-up truck with bench seats) to get from A to B. Make sure to agree on a price with the driver first before jumping in the back.
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ARRIVING AT PAMBOK WATERFALL
There is a 200 Baht entrance fee to visit the Pam Bok Waterfall, and upon arriving you are able to park your scooter or car in the parking lot and follow the trail up to the falls.
The trail is a combination of rocky steps, a steel bridge, and then a short walk upstream to the base of the falls.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
The beautiful Pambok Waterfall is surrounded by a canyon of high cliffs with a freshwater rock pool at the base of the falls. It is less touristy than the Moe Pang Waterfall in Pai, meaning you’ll most likely have it to yourself.
There are a few rock jumping points from the cliff walls surrounding Pam Bok Waterfall though be sure to do a depth check first and avoid diving headfirst into the rock pools.
The best time of year to visit is during the wet season, July to November when the rain provides a decent amount of water flow from the mountains to the falls. In the dry season, from February to May, there won’t be much more than a trickle of water.
I spent an hour or so exploring and swimming here before continuing another 2km up the road to visit the popular Bamboo Bridge attraction.
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WHERE TO STAY IN PAI
Pai has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Reverie Siam
Mid Range: Rim Pai Cottage
Budget: Pai Country Hut
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY IN PAI, SEARCH ON BOOKING.COM
WHAT TO PACK FOR PAI
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FINAL THOUGHTS – PAMBOK WATERFALL PAI
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2 thoughts on “Pambok Waterfall In Pai – A Complete Guide”
There is now a 200 baht entrance fee to go up the steps to the Pambok waterfall. The fee also allows you to spend 1 day exploring the national park.
Thanks for the updated info!