BY The Bear Travelers

Khao Khitchakut National Park & Krathing Waterfall: An Interesting Visit in Chanthaburi

The Krathing Waterfall is more locally known as Nam Tok Krating, and it is situated in the heart of the Khao Khitchakut National Park. 

The Khao Khitchakut National Park & Krathing Waterfall are located east of Thailand near the Cambodian border and 17 miles northeast of Chanthaburi town in the Khitchakut district. Although the national park is one of the most beautiful places in this part of the world, it is still more famously known for its mesmerizing 13-level waterfall and the majestic Buddha's Footprint, which is an important place for Thai religion.

So, grab your backpack now as we are about to take you on an adventurous visit to Khao Khitchakut Krathing Waterfall and National Park. Make sure you don't miss this place!

The Bear Travel  Fun Fact!

If you are a nature lover or want to get out of the city, welcome yourself to the Khao Khitchakut National Park & Krathing Waterfall. Enjoy the stunning beauty of the surrounding park and the waterfall simultaneously. You will remember this place forever.


Exploring the Krathing Waterfall

The 13-level Krathing Waterfall is one of the most awe-inspiring waterfalls in Thailand. Each part of the waterfall has its ponds and unique appeal. If you want to cut directly to the chase to find the most scenic tiers, we suggest levels 8 and 9. 

If you wanted to make the round trip to see all the waterfall levels, it could take approximately 3 or 4 hours. Unless you are fit and active, we would not suggest you do that. The waterfalls fed the Chanthaburi River and meandered through a maze of stunning rainforest and jungle terrain. There are also two other waterfalls at Khao Khitchakut National Park - the Changsay and Klong Piboon. 

The Bear Travel   Trivia!

Khao Phra Bat is the highest point in Khao Khitchakut National Park


Discovering Khao Khitchakut National Park

Khao Khitchakut National Park itself covers an area of over 59 square kilometers. The highest point is the Khao Phra Bat at almost 1,085 meters high, which correlates to 3,560 feet. The park is one of the smallest national parks in Thailand. It is at the border of Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary, a much bigger national park. Located in the Chanthaburi District, one of the most stunningly beautiful areas in Thailand, the park is an enjoyable experience.

Not only is Khao Khitchakut National Park home to the numerous waterfalls mentioned above, but also the Buddha Footprint, which is an important religious site for Buddhists.

A large number of people visit the park each year, with many making the pilgrimage to see the Buddha’s footprint from across Thailand. They primarily make the pilgrimage in February and March, which coincides with the Magha Puja holiday period in Thailand.

Khao Khitchakut Krathing Waterfall and National Park are also home to many interesting rock formations. These formations have supposedly been forged in times past through earthquakes and other geological events that hark back to distant times. 

If you are looking for a beautiful place to visit when you are in the eastern part of Thailand, Khao Khitchakut Krathing Waterfall and National Park are something to behold. Remember that you can get some fantastic photos to share with your friends across social media accounts.   


The Bear Travel   Did You Know?

Khao Khitchakut National Park is famous for the Buddha's Footprint on top of Khao Phra Bat, where thousands of people pay for pilgrimages during February and March.




Map & More Information



Khao Khitchakut National Park in Chanthaburi Province is home to forests and waterfalls (e.g., the Krathing Waterfall). It is also the site of a venerated Buddha's footprint and a sacred place, especially for Thai Buddhists.


Khao Khitchakut Krathing Waterfall and National Park in  Chanthaburi



Thai Citizens: 40 Thai Baht for Adults  |  20 Thai Baht for Children

Foreigners: 200 Thai Baht for Adults  |  100 Thai Baht for Children

Business Hours

08.00 – 16.30 hrs  |  Monday – Sunday

Business Address

34 7 Pluang, Khao Khitchakut District, Chanthaburi 22210

Contact Number

Office: +66 (0) 39 609 666 
Tourist Service Center: +66 (0) 39 609672

Email Address

Official Website

Facebook Page

Khao Khitchakut National Park




12.8390982, 102.1186863


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