Discover the best top things to do in Ko Kut, Thailand including Khlong Chao Waterfalls, Khlong Yai Kee Waterfalls, Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall, Ban Ao Yai, The Old Trees, Klong Jao Waterfall, Bang Bao Beach, Koh Kradat, Ao Noi Beach, Ban Ao Salad.
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4 based on 413 reviews
Very nice falls, but the approach trail is rocky and a bit rough. Definitely have sandals. I saw a couple families with barefoot kids and they were carrying them before they got to the falls. The river is running just about due south when it hits the falls so if you are going to photograph it in full light, hit it a bit before noon or a bit after. I got there at 2 pm and the left side of the falls were in shadow. (My guess is that 11am to 1pm are the best hours with the light being best at 11, not sure though)
Donations keep the place clean so drop a bit on your way in.
4 based on 200 reviews
An easy ride on a motorbike but a steep stairway down to the waterfall. A small waterfall with a swimming pond underneath it but beware it is very slippery near the pond.
Aside from relaxing and having a swim, the younger intrepid tourist were climbing the waterfall with great difficulty and jumping off the top some 15 metres to the water. My wife who has always been young at heart and brave beyong belief took the jump and told me that it was quite petrifying from the top. I the sensible one have always worried about going to foreign hospitals on a secluded island in a third world country never took the jump.
4.5 based on 73 reviews
Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall is set in pristine rain forest on Ko Kut, an island on the Thai-Cambodian Maritime border.
You can drive on a partly sealed, partly gravel road to the top of the waterfall.
But to get to it, you must climb down a steep hillside with large concrete and sometimes stone steps and mud pathways. Coming back up, particularly on a hot day, the climb seems even steeper.
Also once you are at the bottom, the waterfall is back up stream and you must climb over large boulders and rocks to get a decent view of the waterfall and the pool below it.
It is worth the effort, but only attempt this if you are confident in your fitness, because once you are down the bottom there is no help getting back to the top.
4.5 based on 30 reviews
Ban Ao Yai is a traditional Thai fishing village set in a picturesque and idyllic bay on the south eastern side of Ko Kut, a tourist destination island on the Thai-Cambodian maritime border.
As you drive down the mountain road approaching the village, be sure to stop at a viewpoint on the left hand side which overlooks the bay and the village. It is a breathtaking view.
The village is a working fishing village and is full of traditional brightly painted Thai fishing vessels.
It also has some excellent seafood restaurants catering to the Thai and foreign tourist trade at prices that seem ridiculously low compared to prices in Bangkok and other major tourist spots in Thailand.
4 based on 61 reviews
Apart from small coastal settlements,some rubber and coconut plantations, and a concrete road that almost, but not completely, circumnavigates Ko Kut, the whole island is covered with primary tropical rain forest.
Just driving along the narrow concrete road up and down steep hills is enough to impress you with the fecundate flora, that would quickly reclaim the road if it was not cut back and controlled.
Inside the forest are two trees that have achieved celebrity status. They are given many names, but the ones most commonly used on maps of Ko Kut at Makka Tree and Chai Big Tree.
Guesstimates of their age range between 200 and 500 years.
However old they are, they are revered by Thais. While most of them are Buddhist, many of them still hold strong animistic beliefs and believe that the trees are the home of ancient spirits.
The trees are accessible by secondary roads, but you must do the last stretch on your feet through tracks underneath the overhanging forest canopy.
4.5 based on 31 reviews
We visited three Waterfalls today. Klong Jao (also goes by Klong Chao) on the north end on private property. 40 baht entrance fee which appears to be put to good use. The area is clean, well maintained, the walk to the waterfall was very pleasant, and although the water level in the "falls" was low, you could swim in the pool at the base. We were there about 9:00 a.m., no other folks.
Klong Nung is on the southeast end of the island. Got there about 11:00 a.m. No other people. Not marked well, path hard to follow, water very low. Not worth the visit.
Than Mayom is in the middle of the east side, close to Dan Mai, in the "National Park". It is well marked, with a paved parking lot toilet facilities and an entrance fee. Clean, well maintained. We were there early afternoon and so were a chunk of other people. A nice walk up to level 1 and level 2. A guard was keeping folks from going to higher levels. The water flow was decent and there were pools you could swim in at both level 1 and level 2.
We were glad we had tennis shoes on for all three spots. Walking in flip flops or non trail sandals would have been tough.
4.5 based on 13 reviews
First of all, Bang Bao Bay on Ko Kut should not be confused with Bang Bao Bay on the nearby island of Koh Chang.
Bang Bao is a popular spot for snorkeling, with crystal clear water, varying in colour from blue, to turquoise to green, depending on the sunlight.
It is a good place for families with kids because the beach slopes gently into the water and the sea is generally fairly calm.
There are several resorts on Bang Bao: Koh Kood Resort, the Beach Natural Resor To the Sea Resort, and Siam Beach Resort. In fact, Bang Bao Beach is sometimes called Siam Beach.
There is a 200 metre wooden pier jutting out into the bay which makes an excellent platform for watching the schools of small tropical fish that inhabit the waters.
4 based on 20 reviews
We paid 1200 baths to take a cab from our resort to Lao sen, then a boat for the 300m to join the island where a Thai is waiting for you to show you the island in the trailer of a tractor! The path around the island is always the same, a tour of 1km. The noise and the smell of the tractor is horrible and fear all the deers you meet.
At the the opposite side if the island you stop for a bath on a beach which has been cleaned on only 100m, if you move from there you're in the rubbishes.
Then go back to your boat.
No explanations at all about the island, the trees, the deers... Nobody speaks English
A real shame, the only positive thing, it's only one hour go and back!
4.5 based on 8 reviews
Ao Noi is only 200 meters long, but is one of the gems of any visit to Ko Kut, an island on the Thai-Cambodian maritime border.
The fine white sand on the beach slopes gently down to the turquoise waters of the bay, making it a very safe place for families with young children.
A wooden pier juts out across one end of the bay and you can look right down to the sandy bottom and watch shoals of small fish.
To get to the beach you must pass through Ao Noi Resort, which is the only accommodation on this beach.
For anyone interested in ecological issues, at one end of the beach there is a mangrove swamp where a river runs into the bay. It is a breeding ground for crabs, prawns, shellfish and fish and many aquatic birds can be spotted.
4 based on 17 reviews
Ao Salad is the main port on Ko Kut, an increasingly popular tourist island on the Thai-Cambodian maritime border.
It is the main port of entry for the tourists who come here in increasingly numbers, but most of them disembark from their ferry and jump straight into pick up trucks for the ride to their resort destinations.
That is a pity, because Ban Ao Salad is a working Thai port and has much of interest for those who would take the time and trouble to seek it out.
We watched Thais working in a chain gang to load coconuts onto a barge for transport to the Mainland, and watched other small ships being unloaded with all the food, drinks and comestibles needed to sustain life on this island.
Higher up the hill is a huge golden Buddha which sits looking out to sea. It is in front of a recently built Thai temple.
Here there is also a bronze statue of the Prince of Chumporn, one of the many sons of King Chulalongkorn, who is credited with being the Father of the Royal Thai Navy.
If you are hungry, hunt out Kaaten Restaurant. It is a large pink building on the hillside above the port. Its owner, Khun Kaaten, is a whiz in the kitchen and knocks up delicious Thai dishes, especially seafood, at very reasonable prices.
The village sits on a beautiful bay and the other side is covered with pristine rain forest. This provides spectacular sunsets if you are here in the evening.
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