Photo: Resting at the second tier of Ton Nga Chang.

Ton Nga Chang Waterfall

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Ranking among Southern Thailand’s most spectacular waterfalls, Ton Nga Chang powers over a series of seven cliffs amid the dense jungle of a wildlife sanctuary. Though many visitors never make it beyond the refreshing lower tiers, adventurers can pause to soak up great views while climbing up steep slopes to the upper falls.

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If flying into Hat Yai from the north you’ll get a broad view over Ton Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary, a mass of jungle-draped mountains that source the waterfall. Plastic bottles are not allowed up the trail so we were glad to have brought a reusable bottle, which we refilled at one of the food stalls in the car park.

The first tier is a popular spot for locals to chill out. Photo taken in or around Ton Nga Chang Waterfall, Hat Yai, Thailand by David Luekens.

The first tier is a popular spot for locals to chill out. Photo: David Luekens

At the first tier we found quite a few locals lounging in the shade of banyan trees and munching on som tam and grilled chicken. Not far from the car park, a small beach meets a clear, shallow pool where kids joined fish beside stripes of whitewater bubbling over the rocks. The water is clear and cool, even if you don’t get the travertine colours found at waterfalls like Than Bok Khorani or ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)

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