Ton Chong Fa Waterfall, also spelled Tong Chong Fa, is a five-level waterfall near the popular tourist beat of Khao Lak. Due to both the proximity of the main town and the variety of waterfalls on offer, this is one of the most popular nature spots to visit in Khao Lak.
Getting to Ton Chong Fa Waterfall
Getting to Ton Chong Fa is fairly simple from Khao Lak. Similarly to Sai Rung Waterfall, it’ll only take around 15 minutes to reach. The best way is to rent your own scooter and set off up the dirt road into the mountains behind Khao Lak.
From the main road, take the side road next to Khrua Khun Udom Restaurant. There is a small sign indicating the direction towards the fall. Follow this for roughly 7 KM up the steep mountain track until you reach the first waterfall pool.
You could also hike to the falls, which will take over an hour but is well worth it. The road leading to Ton Chong Fa is lined with banana trees, local farms, and spots of dense jungle.
What to Expect at Ton Chong Fa
The power and amount of water will depend on the season. During monsoon months the water flows so hard that the waterfall is often closed due to dangerous streams. On the other hand, those visiting in drier months could find the waterfall completely dry.
Keep in mind, to visit Ton Chong Fa you will need to pay a government tax of 200 THB. I thought this was particularly steep, but worth it if you’re a waterfall fan as they don’t get much better than this near Khao Lak.
Checking out the five levels
While most of the waterfalls are similar in both height and power, it’s still worth checking out the higher levels. All falls are around moderate in size, roughly 10 M for the biggest. If you’re looking to escape the heat, levels one, two, three and four also offer a decent sized swimming area underneath the falls.
Unfortunately, most of these pools were full of wood and jungle debris from the monsoon storms when I was visiting.
Getting to the top level will only take 20 or so minutes of walking. However you can easily spend a day checking out the multiple levels as you stop by each one.