The source of Ai Khiao waterfall, also known as Nai Khiao waterfall, is sprung from Ai Khiao Mountain which belongs to the Nakhon Si Thammarat mountain range. The water from this waterfall is the origin of Khlong Pak Paying canal which runs pass Khiri subdistruct, Phrom Khiri district, before flowing into Ao Nakhon.
From 1 January 1981 or the first day that general visitors are allowed to visit, the waterfall still reminds in its rich natural surroundings with strong currents. Ai Khiao waterfall is one of the popular attractions and is particularly crowded during seasonal holidays.
In that area, visitors can find several bowers or gazebos to sit down and relax. There are also a number of shops and stalls at the entrance of the waterfall. Ai Khiao waterfall is considered very safe to swim because the depth of the basin is not beyond children’s reach. Moreover, the scenic views in that area is worth photographing.
Ai Khiao or Nai Khiao waterfall is located in Thon Hong subdistrict, Phrom Khiri district which is west of Nakhon Si Thammarat downtown. Tourists can get there via the Nakhon – Nop Pitham route (Highway 4016) for about 25 kilometers. It is 4 kilometers away from Phrom Khiri district office.
Visitors should head west along the Nakhon – Nop Pitham route, there are signs “The Entrance to Ai Khiao Waterfall” guiding you to the destination. Please pay the admission fee at the checkpoint.
Namtok Ai Khiao
Location: Moo 5 Thon Hong Phrom Khiri Nakhon Si Thammarat 80320 Thailand