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Quite a few photo's to share. However, mostly of Thailand's Ko Phangan (above) or Bali (following): = best places to enjoy chasing waterfalls in Southeast Asia?

It’s just me, when I don’t have any clothes on.#waterfall#indonesia#voyager#skinnydip
But Southeast Asia has more waterfalls on the menu.
Slightly sidetracking, an article on Asia's secret swimming spots by First Class (May 7). All of Southeast Asian origin btw, nothing new though.
dams__8 at Asah Waterfall, Tioman island (eastern Peninsula Malaysia):
I would say that this 1st excursion on a paradise/jungle island was a success 🌴
New. One of the best recent features on waterfalls has come from Burma. Fontiermyanmar.net (Dec 16, 2018) had the following special:
'Already one of the coolest (pun intended) destinations in Myanmar, you’ve now got 10 more reasons to visit Pyin Oo Lwin.
Some of these waterfalls can be done independently, some require a guide, and one is completely off limits to foreigners – guide or no guide. Pyin Oo Lwin Trek can take you to just about every fall listed below, as well as organise cultural tours, kayaking and a truly wonderful treehouse homestay.
So without further ado, here they are in order of visit, mostly with GPS coordinates for those so inclined.
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3. Myin Zin (22.098284,96.636007)
A 15-20-minute walk apart, you could argue that Myin Zin and Powerhouse are the same waterfall. My guides were adamant that they weren’t. Just as well though – how else could I have made this a top-10 list?
Guide needed? See above.

A moment of tranquility at Myin Zin waterfall. (Dominic Horner | Frontier)
It was part of a six part feature on wild swimming and waterfalls in Burma. The links to the other articles:
Part 1 (Jun. 25, 2018):
'Despite its proximity to Inle Lake — one of the biggest tourist hubs in Myanmar – the Kayah State capital Loikaw still receives relatively few visitors. But with a fantastic local market, incredible hilltop pagoda views and some of the most beautiful and easily accessible wild water spots in the country, Loikaw is a hugely underrated destination — especially if you love to swim, ...'.
Part 2 (Aug. 5, 2018): southern Shan state (more rapids like ...),
Part 3 (Aug. 18, 2018), wildswimming in the delta (no falls), 
Part 4 (Nov. 25, 2018): northern Shan State and 
Part 6 (Mar. 17): Wild waters: Hpa-an.
Your primer to chasing the waterfalls in Burma, good to see these types of articles surfacing in the region.

Choice
Every now and then the Vientiane Times (yes Laos) has a focus on waterfalls and the need to get tourists to seek them out.
This (May 14) on northern Bokeo:
'Visitors who like spectacular natural attractions shouldn’t miss an excursion to the waterfall in Huaylom village, Tonpheung district, Bokeo province, where new facilities have been built to make the experience more interesting.
Head of the Tonpheung district Information, Culture and Tourism Office, Mr Sisa-art Koumphon, told Vientiane Times yesterday that these services at the waterfall opened very recently.
It is hoped that the waterfall, now that it is more easily accessible, will attract more visitors and create extra revenue for the local community. The waterfall now has huts for relaxing under and several homestays that enable people to stay overnight, he added.
Besides exquisitely fresh air, visitors to the area can enjoy the hospitality of the local Lahou ethnic group. Traditional foods are available throughout the district, as are local artworks and handicrafts. Cultural performances and displays also dot the calendar year.
The price of homestays is 30,000 kip (about US$4) a night per person. With food, the price goes up an additional 35,000 kip, Mr Sisa-art said.
Huaylom waterfall is located about 30 km from the main town in Tonpheung district, and the road is passable in both the dry and wet seasons.
Many people who visit the waterfall also choose to drive a further 22 km to the beautiful Pongloc hot spring in Meung district.
Mr Sisa-art said Bokeo province has many other places of interest like the Nam Kan protected area in Toub village, Huayxai district.
Here there are some great adventure activities. The lushness of the landscape makes trekking really rewarding and there is ziplining and treehouses to relax in as well.
Huayxai district also has old temples on top of extraordinary cliffs like at Souvanna Khomkham.
Bokeo has colourful activities in all months of the year that will be of interest to visitors, such as the kapok flower festival. Some of the best local foods include khao laeng feun (noodles with chilli sauce) and khao soy tad (noodles fried with sugar sauce or honey) is a dessert favourite'.
crispi_____ on the Bolaven (southern Lao)
Ma Jane dans sa cascade #TarzanLife
And that (Mar. 31) on southern Savannakhet:
'Huay La Larb waterfall is popular new tourist site in Savannakhet
Authorities in Savannakhet province plan to develop Huay La Larb waterfall at Aoi-Tantib village in Nong district, a new natural tourist site in which many visitors have shown an interest.
A senior official, Ms Phetmany Madmanisone, told Vientiane Times on Friday, "Huay La Larb waterfall is beautiful and has a lot of potential to be developed as a tourist site.
"The authorities recently inspected the area around the waterfall and found that many people from different provinces and abroad are interested in visiting the site even though it is still not fully developed, she added.
Wanderwisdom (Apr. 19) has 5 of Laos best waterfalls:
'If you love waterfalls, Laos may be your personal heaven. The country is filled with beautiful waterfalls set in equally beautiful landscapes, courtesy of the country’s high annual rainfall, many rivers, and mountains.
If you like the idea of trekking through dense rainforest to reach cascading waterfalls—perhaps with a stop at a small local village or with some time kayaking down a meandering river—you’ll love visiting waterfalls in Laos.
5 Beautiful Waterfalls in Laos:
Kuang Si Falls (Luang Prabang)
Tat Sae Waterfall (Luang Prabang)
Tad Alang (Bolaven Plateau, Pakse)
Tad Fane (Bolaven Plateau, Pakse)
100 Waterfalls Trek (Nong Khiaw)'
Wings
Phnom Penh Post (Mar. 7) has been heading to the southwest of the country to look at some natural attractions:


'If you want to visit an untouched natural place, even it requires trekking for hours, you may want to try Stung Ta Sok waterfall, located between Koh Kong and Pursat provinces.
Stung Ta Sok waterfall. Trekking between Chhay Broy waterfall and Stung Ta Sok waterfall takes one and a half hour to two hours. Pha Lina'.
The same trip probably lead to another write up, this time concerning the Chhay Broy (PPP, Feb. 7):
'The once spectacular Chhay Broy waterfall used to be among Pursat province’s largest and deepest cascades at 50m high and 20m wide, attracting tourists with its beautiful forest landscape, large pool and abundant wildlife.
But all this changed when a Chinese-funded 120-megawatt hydroelectric power dam was built in 2010, as the water flow feeding Chhay Broy significantly slowed as a result of the Stung Atai hydroelectric dam sitting upstream.
...
“In rainy season, there is plenty of flowing water, but this is also very dangerous as we do not know when the dam will open its gates and flood us downstream. Tourists continue to visit and bathe in the waters. But most challenging for us is that the dam opening could claim lives at anytime [by washing people away]."
Wings out... Preparing for landing... (may 2018)#cliffjumping#cambodia#adventure
Impactexpolrer (Apr. 11) has a look at Katieng waterfall (pictured above), Ratanakiri, Cambodia:
'From the top you can look out across to large trees on the opposite bank. The view of the waterfall is pretty stunning from the top. The water cascades from a gentle pool at the top and drops down at least 10ms to a larger pool below.
I head for the steps that lead me to the bottom pool. I was the only one there, and this made the experience that little bit more special. The rock cavern of the waterfall provides shelter around the perimeter and seems to lower the temperature a few degrees – perfect for the hot weather of Arpil'.
Traveltriangle (May 5) has a Khmer Top 10 waterfalls in the kingdom, another good primer.

The acclaimed Shinta Mani resorts head into the jungle.
Traveldailynews (Nov. 15, 2018) notes how they will be opening a new camp like resort (Shinta Mani Wild), halfway between the capital and Sihanoukville:
'As anticipation builds towards its opening on 21 December, the Shinta Mani Wild- Bensley Collection team is set to unleash a host of wild bespoke Bensley experiences that exemplify the camp’s spirit of fun and adventure, promising authentic interactions with the incredible national parkland setting – all with a twist of Shinta Mani style. From the exhilarating moment of arrival - criss-crossing the rapids via a 380m zipline - there will be no such thing as a typical day at Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection, a radical new concept for a luxury tented camp nestled deep in Cambodia’s South Cardamom National Park.
Guests ... might find themselves joining Wildlife Alliance rangers motorcycling through the forest on anti-poaching patrols and tracking previously unrecorded wildlife activity. Funded by Shinta Mani, the camp’s ranger station enables the non-profit Wildlife Alliance to carry out vital conservation work in the area, including protecting animals from poaching, removing snares and preventing illegal logging'.
 About Asia:
'The lodge is designed by world-renowned hotel architect Bill Bensley (his resume includes the Four Seasons in Chiang Mai and the Four Seasons Golden Triangle). 16 beautifully-designed tents are perched over 1.2 km of waterfalls and rivers, set high to allow migratory animals to pass beneath on their seasonal paths'. 
A good initiative? It does seem to cost a bit ... (and more).
Charmed
VN.express.net (May 14) proudly notes

'Microsoft network MSN has included two waterfalls in Vietnam in its list of 15 most charming cascades in the world.
It describes Ban Gioc Waterfall [pictured below] in the northern province of Cao Bang, near the border with China, as ‘a paradise on earth’ while the Dambri Waterfall in Bao Loc Town in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong is mentioned as place worth visiting'.
Nada mas jugando. 📸 @stargar .
Traveltriangle has more waterfalls on offer. They have 10 waterfalls of Hanoi.
Then, 8 beautiful waterfalls of Vietnam (Apr. 9).
Applyvisavietnam has not one post on Ban Ho falls (Nha Trang) but two. Part 2 (May 25) and Part 1 (May 24):

'Discovering the beauty of nature: Ba Ho Waterfall (Part 1). “If you get a chance to go, it’s well worth it.”, said a traveler on tripadvisor.com. Let's read more about this fascinating Ba Ho Waterfall before we get there.It is one of Nha Trang's must-visit attractions, comprised of three natural waterfalls that ends with a clear lake surrounded by a dense rainforest'.
lapega.nails at Suối Tranh - Phú Quốc
Красота! 😍😍😍
Skyscanner (Apr. 10) has a top 10 of best waterfalls in the Philippines (or is it on?). 
Wayph [Apr. 15] has 10 waterfalls for you from Mindanao:
'Mindanao, the second biggest island in the Philippines is a home to numerous virgin forests, pristine beaches and majestic waterfalls. If you opt to skip visiting white sand beaches this summer, then these top ten waterfalls in Mindanao are great places for you to visit:...'.
Can't decide if I love the mountains [and] falls or the sand  [and] sea more from this country [= Philippines].
Soul
Then back to the begin, Bali.
Iamindonesia (Apr. 4) has an overview of Bali's waterfalls (n=7). 
The Honeycombers (May 17) doubles that number, a very good overview of the islands many waterfalls. It seems checking out waterfalls is hotly becoming another way to savior the island.

 
foto.sofichi in Gianyar
I’m very grateful to meet such a beautiful souls in my life.. 🌿@oliverjamesmusicfor the new photo project “Photo Album” 📷
And back to Thailand. 
Below Pai (Mae Hong Son province), while rounding off this entry with yet again another waterfall classic from Ko Phangan.

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