Photo: River scenes near Sangkhom.

Than Thip Waterfall

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Located at the end of a narrow road shrouded in jungle, Nong Khai province’s highest waterfall is both beautiful and secluded.

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It may be more out of the way than Than Thong waterfall, but it’s at least 20 times better.

Beginning at a usually empty visitor centre and parking area, a well-maintained path takes you a few hundred metres to the first tier, where clear mountain water cascades over a 30-metre rock face into a small pool that’s suitable for a dip. From there, steep concrete steps lead up to the stunning 100-metre-high second tier. Here the falls crash down dramatically during wet season, though it’s more of a gentle rope of whitewater during the dry months. Bamboo trees dangle over a natural pool that’s deep enough to jump into from the easily climbable rock face.

A third, 70-metre-high tier can only be reached if you’re Spiderman; the rest of have to settle on glimpsing it through the thick, old growth jungle. We had the entire place to ourselves during a Thursday afternoon, and the atmosphere was ever so peaceful. If you come on a weekend, expect to share the falls with a local family or two.

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