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The Best Swimming in Thailand

Looking for the best swimming in Thailand? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Thailand. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top swimming spots in and near Thailand

  • Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Backpack through the Jungles of Chiang Mai

    You can book this through pretty much any travel agency you find in Thailand, in Chiang Mai or Bangkok. The trek is done in the jungles of Chiang Mai which you can get to via 14 hour train ride for about $15 from Bangkok. The price of the trek varies between around $100-200 for the 3 day trek (wh...
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  • Huay Maekamin Waterfall, Thailand

    Hike to Huay Mae Khamin Falls, Thailand

    2.8 mi / 300 ft gain
    Huay Mae Khamin Falls is in Sri Nakharin National Park, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. It is approximately 4 hours away from Bangkok and 40 minutes away from Erawan National Park. Huay Mae Khamin Falls has 7 tiers. The trail system is separated into 2 sections: 1-4 tiers and 5-7 tiers. To start off, fro...
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  • Tambon Ko Tao, Thailand

    Hike to the Top of Kho Nang Yuan Island

    0.9 mi / 560 ft gain
    In order to get to Koh Nang Yuan Island, you will need to take a 15 minute long tail boat trip starting from Sairee Beach on Koh Tao. The easiest way to book the boat is to visit any tour agency near Saree Beach. Most of these tour groups will book you a boat and a driver for the day. You can als...
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  • Tambon Pilok, Thailand

    Hike to Jok Ka Din Waterfall

    0.3 mi / 30 ft gain
    Even though the trail itself is not difficult to hike, the route before reaching the trailhead is a daunting task. On a sunny day, there could be only a narrow-edge road, so be cautious! But, on the raining day, there could be a whole different ball game. Even though the road is mostly paved, the...
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  • Tambon Khlong Sok, Thailand

    Stay on a Floating Bungalow in Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

    Khao Sok National Park can be reached through the city of Surat Thani by minibus. At the entrance, there are many guesthouses who organize overnight stays on the bungalows, starting as low as about 2000 baht (about 55 U.S. dollars), but it can cost more depending on what you are looking for. This...
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  • Tambon Ko Chang, Thailand

    Klong Plu Waterfall hike

    The entire island of Koh Chang is mountainous rainforest. The island is scattered with waterfalls all over. Some more popular than others and some coveted to locals. Klong Plu is the principal waterfall and swimming hole of the island.Follow the winding forest road at the northern end of Klong Pr...
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  • Tambon Mae Hi, Thailand

    Hike to Mae Yen Waterfall

    9 mi
    The trail is best reached via Motorbike from downtown Pai.  The trailhead is located just 3km north east of downtown.  You will follow the road until it turns into dirt, and then continue on this dirt path until you reach a parking area right next to the river (and the first stream crossing you w...
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  • Tambon Mae Raem, Thailand

    Hike Mae Sa Waterfall

    1.9 mi
    To get there take the 107 north out of Chiang Mai until you get to the left turn onto 1096 (there are signs for Mae Sa Waterfall at the junction as well).  Continue on 1096 until you see the left hand turn into Doi Suthep National Park and the entrance for the waterfall. Because this waterfall is...
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  • Tambon Huai Chomphu, Thailand

    Hike to Khun Korn Waterfall

    1.9 mi
    To get to the trail from Chiang Rai, head south on the 1 out of downtown Chiang Rai. At the White Temple, turn right onto the 1208.  Continue following the 1208 until it veers left and turns into the 1384.  The parking area is at the end of this road, and you will see signs for Khun Korn Forest P...
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  • Tambon Ko Lanta Yai, Thailand

    Snorkel in Ko Lanta

    Go snorkeling or scuba diving in Ko Lanta, an island notable for its beauty! There are lots of companies in the area, especially along the main road, that offer daily snorkeling trips in the morning and afternoon. You will take a small boat out to a larger boat that will likely go up or down the ...
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