'Nam Tok' is the Thai word for waterfall. 'Nam' is water and 'tok' is fall. If you mention the names of Nam Tok Sarika or Nam Tok Nang Rong to almost any Thai, they will know you are talking about Nakon Nayok.
Thailand is rightly famous for its glorious beaches. Most western visitors head for one of the numerous beach resorts such as Phuket, Pattaya or Hua Hin. However, many Thais do not like playing in the sea. Thais are great believers in taking care of their skin so many do not like the drying effect of salt water. They far prefer to play in the fresh water of Thailand's rivers and waterfalls.
The water in Nakon Nayok's rivers flows straight from the mountains of Khao Yai National Park. It is cool, clear and refreshing. Nakon Nayok's waterfalls are not the biggest in the country but they are ideal for playing. They have multi levels and many drop pools where you can take an invigorating dip in the water.
Sarika is Nakon Nayok's most famous waterfall. There are 9 levels with the main fall originating from 200-meters above the bottom level.
Nang Rong is a popular waterfall for playing. The cool water's source is from high in Khao Yai National Park. The fall has several levels.
Lan Rak Waterfall is a picturesque little spot, ideal for a picnic and splash around.
The waterfalls within Khao Yai National Park are among the most spectacular in Thailand. These fast flowing falls are not suitable for swimming, not least because they are in the jungle and there are leaches. They are a truly breathtaking site.