Tong Paa Poom Kanjanaburi
The dreamy mist and mountain ranges from Khao Khad
Tong Paa Poom truly sums up everything about the charm of the mountain and the bonds of Thai and Myanmar people. When the mist is thick, we can see E-Tong village, Hin Kong village, Nern Saotong, and the beautiful scenery of Burma. But when the sun is bright, not only the rich forest and scenic mountains can be seen, but also our very own Andaman Sea – the pearl of Thailand.
The beauty does not stop at the captivating scenery from afar. Nearby we can feel the cool and refreshing mist of Jokkradin Waterfall, a lovely fall visitors cannot afford to miss. Another outstanding attraction is the 15th kilometer viewpoint on Baanrai-E-Tong Road where we can absorb a stunning view of Kuen Kao Laem Reservoir, a place where beauty and practicality meets. Visit Tong Paa Poom in winter to taste the ultimate atmosphere of a thick curtain of mountain mist. The place is guaranteed to be refreshing and inexplicably romantic.
What to eat:
Order all kinds of freshwater fish newly caught when you are here; Asian redtail catfish, seven-striped barb, mekong giant catfish, clown knife fish, and tire track eel are all available. The recommended restaurant is an old one named Krua Chonnabot, situated on Saiyoke-Tong Paa Poom road. Drive passed a village before Paa Taad Waterfall and you will find the restaurant on the right of the bridge.
Jokkradin Waterfall can be reached only on foot in both the rainy season and summer. Slug prevention in the rainy season is essential.