Kathu Falls in Phuket is a generally pleasant place. I say so because if you pay attention to the details and nuances, then The content of the tourist attraction raises questions of which “how can you be lazy” or “really there is no money for cleaning “- the most innocuous. Yes, there is no feeling namolennoy tourist attractions when everything is put on stream: paid parking, walking elephants, knick-knacks on every corner at exorbitant prices, and crowds of Chinese are scampering everywhere — there is no such thing on Kat. Obviously, the place was created on a large scale, and then overlooked
The content of the article
- 1 Kathu Waterfal
- 2 Information to visit
- 3 On the map
If this is a private area, as is often the case in Thailand, then it’s possible that the owner either lost interest in the process, or is dead. Actually, therefore, the stairs throughout the sights already mossy, and near the waterfall across the stairs lies a fallen tree. I do not exclude that once upon a time could and for the entrance money take, although now it is not clear what to take there. Lot ugly cement parts, track through the wet jungle, Doubtful aesthetic value of the waterfall itself – a place that is soft speaking, to an amateur.
Kathu Falls is not far from Patong, it’s easy to go here, getting to the waterfall is easy (if you are more or less decent physical condition) and you can come here to stroll through the jungle or swim in fresh water. First thing you will get to the parking lot, where you will leave the bike and immediately behind the parking lot begins concrete, good staircase, wide and with railings. It looks very colorful against the background of the jungle, due to the fact that it overgrown with moss and grass, and the cement can be seen that it is already old and greenish.
Climbing the stairs will be about 10-15 minutes, although speed depends on your physical data. About in the middle the path will be a large sanitized area with two fat (these are gazebos without walls and with roofs) and a small waterfall, meters about five tall. Water accumulates in the concrete tank, from which gates stick out. Never aesthetically, perhaps this the reservoir is used as a source of water for nearby houses.
We go to the waterfall stairs
To the left to the Kata Falls, to the right up the river bed
Kathu Falls, Phuket
Kathu Falls in Phuket
If you climb even higher, then there will be a wild waterfall, the height no more than ten meters – here you can swim. Also, by the path to the Kathu Falls, in one place there will be a trail that leads to the river, and there will also be a font.
So you understand: the stairs all the time goes along the river bed. Just want to say that the fonts are shallow, so swimming is loudly said, most likely to plunge and freshen up, but definitely not to jump fish. After the last waterfall that I described, the stairs go away even higher, but it does not make sense to climb there, because through a small gap it ends in a dead end. The track goes into dirt path and seemingly there is hope that is about to finally you will see a really good waterfall right now but there nothing at all – only the river bed, font, stones and water. You can take a walk if you are in the mood, but expect nothing special see.
Font along the way
From the stairs to the wild cascade leads another staircase, but already way down
Katu in phuket
We go even higher
After 5 minutes the trail ends
But I am stubborn, went even further
A couple of minutes and such a nice place
Why did they make the stairs further and cut the path? I don’t know. Maybe they planned to spend even further, perhaps in the depths of the mountains. there is another cascade.
There is such a moment that this waterfall makes sense to look after rains. Because he is already short and thin. During of heat he most likely represents a sad sight. I was at Katu waterfall is not in the driest time, but out of season monsoons. Therefore, what he is, you can see on photos.
Information to visit
Admission is free, parking too.
Cumulatively for all visits, if there is no particular braking anywhere, take about half an hour. If you want to sit somewhere else rest is more.
The territory is densely covered with jungle, so the path is very hot and wet, it is worth taking with you water. Frequently found along the way snakes, monitor lizards and spiders. After the rainy season, landslides, trails can fill up or blur, trees often fall down, blocking the passage. If you walk through the jungle – Look carefully at your feet and in front of you. Step on scorpion or put a face into a spider the size of your head – easily
On the map
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