Tone Nga Chang Waterfall
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The large Tone Nga Chang waterfall in Tone Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for its wildlife and botany. Easy accessibility has made this waterfall very popular among tourists. Tourists can go hiking and swimming in the tropical rain forest since the water is clean all year. There is also a small pond flowing from the parking lot across a concrete bridge. The first level of the waterfall is named Tone Bah, which is a small cascade; the second level is 200 meters from the first one named Tone Pliw which is more beautiful than the first one. Below this is a big swamp filled with many small fish.
The next level is 450 meters above the second one. It is called Tone Nga Chang, which is harder to access since there are many rocks and the way is more dangerous. The name comes from the water that flows into two parts just like the shape of an ivory tusk (Nga Chang) and the middle part is in black color just like the head of an elephant. The word “tone” is a southern dialect word meaning waterfall.
The most beautiful point of the Tone Nga Chang waterfall is across the stream along the stone plate. The current is quite strong so caution is needed. From the Tone Nga Chang, visitors can see views of the tropical rain forest. Most of tourists usually stop here since the higher layer is very dangerous and harder to access but also worth seeing. The fourth level is around 700 meters from the third one, named Tone Dum. The fifth is around one kilometer from the fourth one, this level is called Tone Nam Ploi, and 1,300 meters from this is the sixth called Tone Luesri Koi Bor. The last layer is called Tone Mhen Choon which is 1,650 meters from the sixth one. There is accommodation and also camping but tourists will have to pitch their own tents.