Kanchanaburi, Thailand – Erawan Falls
Kanchanaburi – Erawan Falls
Since Sean was visiting, I decided he should see more than Bangkok, which is quite boring, and filled with protesters currently. We went to relax in waterfalls and pet Tigers. We took a 2 day trip to Kanchanaburi, a city 2 hours West of Bangkok. When we first arrived we hopped on another bus and headed up to Erawan Falls: A 7 tiered waterfall that is quite the hike up to the top. It is named Erawan because the 7th tier resembles the three-headed white Hindu Elephant God Erawan.
You can walk to each level fairly easily on the paths. We hiked all the way up and it was quite a scramble. At the top, we took a little dip in the FRESH water. Yay- no salt water. But there were all these fish that eat the dead skin off your body in the water. It doesnt hurt and it is not bad for you, they just eat dead skin, but normally the fish are little tiny things (10cm long or so) but in this pool they were HUGE (about 30cm). I was squealing terribly because it felt so incredibly strange. Beautiful waterfalls and a lovely, refreshing, swim.