Monday, October 26, 2009

Provincial highs

Another high fall, seventy meters is the estimate and Chiang Rai province's highest fall. Named Khun Kon (or Khun Gon or even Tat Mok(!)), it's not too far from the provincial capital. Located in a Lam Nam Kok National Park, Khun Kon can be reached by taking Highway No.1211 from Chiang Rai town. After traveling 18 kilometers turn right and proceed for another 12 kilometers. From the park entrance it's just 20 minute walk to the falls themselves. Again not necessarily a place to go for swimming.

Accommodation and food is best to be had in Chiang Rai itself.

Though deserted when we visited, apparently with New Year crowds are to be had. The pool beneath the fall is then more accessible than when we visited in November 2007.

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