Thung Yai Naresuan National Park, Thailand

Thung Yai Naresuan National Park:
Waterfall chaser


You might not find this one on a map of Thailand, but seek it out by locating the UNESCO-protected waterfalls of Tee Lor Su. On the Burmese border, you’ll find the Thung Yai Naresuan National Reserve, which encompasses the biggest wildlife corridor in Southeast Asia, home to tigers, elephants and bears. Sounds like a night out in Bangkok, doesn’t it? But really, this is a far cry from the capital.

The journey up winds around mountains and offers views you’ll never see again. The village itself is pretty non-descript but makes for beautiful photographs. With mountains comes water; the waterfalls of Thung Yai Naresuan are the king of all of Thailand’s falls with amazing rafting. We’re told a rubber raft is the way to go, but the locals are all about the bamboo raft, although I’m not sure your travel insurer would be too happy!

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