Published: November 20th 2009November 15th 2009
Thailand's biggest waterfall at 200m high and 400m wide!
Day 2 started out spectacular. After a half hour walk from the camp site, it was suddenly there: Thilawsu falls, Thailand's biggest waterfall, and it seemed to come straight out of a Jurassic Park movie! Covering multiple levels, the water thunders down a total of 200m through several pools. Impressive.
We climbed around for about an hour and a half and saw a lot of people jumping off the lowest level, despite the "no jumping" signs. While climbing down, I got myself a nasty cut in the foot as I stepped into a sharp branch; OUCH! After preparing a quick bandage from toilet paper, we had one more look from the lookout point and headed back to camp for lunch.
After lunch we did a 9km trek through the forest, to an ethnic minority village of Karen people, where we would spend the night. We didn't see a lot of people in the village, I expected some more women dressed up in traditional clothing. We saw a couple of cute kids! (see picture)
We also went for a walk around town to another waterfall. A small paradise! Around a big pool, water came down from the surrounding cliffs,
6 Thais giving in to gravity at the Thilawsu falls.
The "no jumping" sign gave me an excuse NOT to jump!
half covered behind trees. We swam in the pool to climb one of the waterfalls and enjoyed the breathtaking view for a moment.
Back in the village, it was time for dinner, and a night's rest, but not after our funny guide showed us some puzzles with small candles. And we did a handcuff game. No, it's not what you think!
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