Si Sawat Travel Guide

Si Sawat is a district to the north of Kanchanaburi Province, lying just east of the huge Si Nakharin Reservoir. It is a stunning region of Thailand best known for its waterfalls, dam, and nearby Erawan and Sri Nakarin national parks.

Worth It?
Yes, if you have the time and inclination and are a lover of the land.
What to Do
Seeing Si Nakharin Reservoir, Erawan Falls, fishing.
Best Time to Go
December through February during the cool season.
How Long?
A few days to soak up the peace and quiet.
Trivia
the many hydroelectric projects in and around Si Sawat district produce a large portion of Kanchanaburi's 40 percent contribution to Thailand's electricity production.

Travelling around Si Sawat district can be tough going, especially during the wet season, owing to the sheer amount of water here and the rough roads away from route 3199. One of the main highlights of Si Sawat is the nearby Si Nakharin Dam, which produces a huge amount of electricity.

Also not far from the dam and Si Sawat are Erawan Falls - a multi-tier set of falls with an aquamarine glow to them that have great swimming and walking. The beautiful Huay Mae Khamin Waterfalls are also nearby. Si Nakarin Lake also offers good fishing and water sports as well as quality accommodation in raft lodges.

Travel to Si Sawat - Getting There

You can get to Si Sawat by bus from Kanchanaburi although the journey is quite a long and windy one. Getting to Si Sawat along route 3199 is a better option - be sure to rent a four-wheel-drive in the wet season. Kanchanaburi is 2 to 3 hours from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Sai Yok attractions

  • Huay Mae Khamin Waterfalls: located near Sr Nakharin Lake, these falls are a must-see at any time of year and can be reached by boat from Ban Thakradan.