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Than Prawet Waterfall

Venture towards the country’s southeast to find the little island of Koh Phangan. Resort and bungalow properties operate during most of the month, to serve visitors looking for a quiet getaway. They cater to party goers during the full moon. This little island in Thailand is asleep for the most part and only comes to life once a month for the famed ‘Full Moon Party’. Hat Rin plays host to the large scale, wild party that welcomes thirty thousand people who all occupy one beach. After the nightlong party, the crowd thins and island returns to its regular slow pace. Koh Phangan is looking to establish itself as a luxurious destination and is already home to Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas. There is plenty in the way of natural beauty; jungles, pristine bays and waterfalls await discovery.

Than Prawet is one of the two waterfalls in the Thong Nai Pan Noi area of Koh Phangan Island. It is a waterfall that flows year round but can be difficult to find due to the lack of signboards. However, it is worth the extra effort, for avid hikers in particular. In reality, the Than Prawet Waterfall is made up of a series of waterfalls that run alongside each other over great boulders and smaller rocks amidst abundant green foliage.

A hiking trail that follows a stream running to the village stretches two kilometers and will take you to the waterfall. Alternatively, you can opt to reach Than Prawet by making part of the journey by road. You can take a motor vehicle along the road by the bay but the last stretch will need to be made on foot. Hiking on from that point can prove challenging for some. Sturdy footwear is recommended while hiking alone or outside of daylight hours is not advised.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+