Climbing Nu Muang Waterfall, Koh Samui

It’s no secret that Thailand is renowned for its picturesque landscapes and stunning natural attractions—and one of these is the Nu Muang waterfall. A captivating natural oasis tucked away in the heart of Koh Samui.

With its mesmerizing cascades, lush green surroundings, and serene ambience, Nu Mang Waterfall is perfect for water babies.

Which I very much am. Baths, swimming pools, beaches or lakes. There’s just something about being near that liquidy goodness that relaxes my being. Which is why waterfalls are a favourite of mine.

Before my year in Thailand, I had never seen a waterfall. But during my time in Koh Samui, I discovered that the island had a few and I just knew I had to see them.

There are two entrances to Nu Muang Waterfall, (which are very helpfully signposted as “Waterfall 1” and “Waterfall 2” for easy reference!)

Both boast tranquil green scenery and a rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life thanks to the water that cascades beautifully down the rocks. The only difference is that Waterfall #1 takes you to a part that is 18 meters high, and Waterfall #2 takes you to a part that is 80 meters high and takes 30 minutes to get to the top.

But regardless of which entrance you chose, Nu Mang Waterfall is a peaceful place to escape from the heat. I wouldn’t say it’s off the beaten track by any means, but due to the walk required it does have significantly fewer tourists than other places in Koh Samui, so is perfect for nature lovers seeking a little solitude.

The walk to the top is easy to navigate with well-trodden footpaths and guide ropes but is as quiet as can be with just the sound of nature playing quietly in the background.
A gorgeous spot for relaxation, and all for a 20 ฿ (40p) park fee.

over and out,
Amy Morgan