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Sai Yok Noi, Go to the source!


I've covered Sai Yok Yai, Yai being big, the bigger of the two waterfalls, already. But the more visited is Sai Yok Noi. Mainly its on the road, so coaches stop for an extra little stop-over on Kanchanaburi visits.

There isn't much rain at the moment and the waterfall is barely a trickle. So I decide to explore the other sites here, and quickly find the locals know where to go.


While the waterfall is the main billed item, a short walk takes you to the train station with a dilapidated steam engine parked there for show. If you have kids and want to show them what trains use to look like, this is a good start.

But I head up the hill following the sign marked 'source'. The signs say its 1km into the jungle, and at the top of the hill I decide to catch one of the bikes, it's 40 baht return, a bargain!

At the source, there are only Thai families, enjoying the clean water, getting pedicures from the fish and relaxing. This is better than the waterfall any-day!

When the bike takes me back, I chat to her and find out the chalets at the start have home-stay, guest houses, you can rent them and have a nice barbecue. It sounds terrific, but I've already done the Sai Yok Yai boat-raft-homestay and its time for me to head home to Bangkok.

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