Pambok Waterfall In Pai – A Complete Guide

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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, and what to expect when you arrive.

 

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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.

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HOW TO GET TO HERE

The best way to get to Pam Bok Waterfall is on a scooter.

Scooters can be rented for a 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.

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 no entrance fee to visit the Pam Bok Waterfall, just park your scooter 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 up the stream 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, February to May, there won’t 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 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: Pai Island Resort

This is one of the best 5-star accommodations in Pai with a dreamy setting in the forests. Featuring a pong, well-kept gardens, restaurant and bar, free wifi, and airport shuttle services. Each Suite is fitted with fine beddings and furnishings, gardens, patios, minibar, air conditioning, and outdoor bathtub. Recommended for couples, families, and friends.

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Mid Range: Rim Pai Cottage

Rim Pai Cottages are 3-star accommodations framed by beautiful mountains and the Pai River. Centrally located on Pai’s famous walking street, this property features a restaurant, infinity pool, and free wifi. Choose from a double room, family room, villas, or a suite, each fitted with air conditioning, tea/coffee facilities, comfortable beds, private bathroom, and flat-screen tv. Perfect place to stay in Pai for couples, families, and friends!

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Budget: Spicy Pai Backpackers

Spicy Pai Backpackers is the most popular budget accommodation in Pai. Great place to stay for solo travelers, couples, and friends! This property is surrounded by mountains and rice fields, featuring a common area, communal kitchen, and free wifi. Choose from either a dorm room, private bungalow, or a quadruple king-size room with bed linen and towels. A complimentary breakfast is also included for all guests!

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AIRBNB PAI

Another option for accommodation is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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