Views & Nature

Who’s Pool is This? A Secret Waterfall in Klong Son

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It’s always fun to head out on the scooter and along dirt tracks to see where they lead.  Often there’s nothing of interest at the end and a couple of kilometers on a gradually narrowing, potholed dirt track ends at the house of a bemused rubber farmer or fisherman who probably doesn’t get many visitors.  But one in a while you discover something pretty cool.

Last week I was in Klong Son valley at the north of the island and decided to follow a rough, rocky track I hadn’t gone up before.  This lead uphill.   There were no signs by the track but some shrubs and bushes had been planted alongside – so I assumed it lead up to a house.  After a few hundred metres there was a fork.  The left hand fork went another 100 metres to a small ramshackle house – so probably not the reason why the track was built.  The left had fork was overgrown a little and steeper.  It kept on climbing onto the hillside.  Another few hundred metres further on I go to another fork.  This time the right hand fork just led 50 metres to a dead end on the hillside.  There would be great views from here as I could see the sea through the trees.  The left hand fork led another 100 metres to a clearing.  There was some debris from building work and directly in front a tall man made wall with water cascading over the top.  By the left hand side of the wall were some steps.

At the top of the steps there’s a large pool which has been tiled and is separated into three smaller pools.  It’s fed by a small waterfall just above it.   Lovely spot surrounded by jungle.  But, just as I was thinking that this would be a great place to cool of, a 2 metre long snake swam by, so I thought better of it.

1 Comment

  • Hello Ian , we’ve been trying for around 3 hours to find that beautiful place could you please give us some more details how to get there. Thanks already now

  • The track leading there is very overgrown now. Go towards the waterfall. About 100 metres before you reach the river there’s a collapsed building on the left. The track starts near it.

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