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Khun Korn National Park, Thailand

3The Trail to Khun Korn Falls


The well-marked trail to Khun Korn Falls.
The well-marked trail to Khun Korn Falls.

The falls are on the Mae Korn River; a small but powerful stream that comes out of high jungle covered mountains southwest of Chiang Rai. The highest mountain here is Doi Kea at a respectable 1575 m. These mountains are home to many hill tribes who can often be seen in and around the villages and markets of the area. There are several kilometres of trails around the falls, looping through the remnants of the hardwood forests that once covered these slopes.


Buttressed tree.
Buttressed tree
Wild bananas.
Wild bananas
 

The trail takes you through some beautiful stands of giant wild bananas and enormous bamboos, while the flying buttresses of giant hardwoods dwarf everything. There are plenty of orchids and wild flowers and the area is home to many species of insects, birds and lizards. And of course there is the waterfall itself, 70 metres high. The 1.5 kilometre trail to the falls is a scramble at times and land slides at one point have the narrowed the trail to a muddy ledge with a long 100 metre drop straight down to the boiling river.

 
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