I have no idea what TLC thought they were talking about, because, as it turns out, chasing waterfalls is totally awesome. Erawan National park was completely amazing. Not only does it sound like a character from the Lord of the Rings (which is pretty cool), but it was breathtakingly beautiful as well.
There are 7 levels of falls to hike up, and apparently the top few are closed for periods of the year, but we were lucky enough to be able to see all 7. We didn't go swimming at each level, but we definitely stopped to cool off in the water at a few of the steps. The 3rd level was pretty cool and, like the picture above, had a little cave underneath the waterfall that we were able to climb up into.
I think my favorite was somewhere around level 5. There weren't as many people around when we were there, and there were a few tiered pools of shallow water. It was a bit harder to swim around, due to the shallower water and the random rocks on the riverbed, but climbing up the tiers and relaxing in the pools of water was a lot of fun.
So basically, another successful weekend trip. Kanchanaburi was a bit farther away than anywhere else we've traveled on our own, and we ended up spending a decent amount of time on getting there and back...but it was totally worth the trip. Apparently there are some cool waterfalls a little bit closer to Chon Buri as well, so I'm probably gonna need to check that out sometime soon.
For now however, it is time for lunch and I am super hungry...so that's all for now. I'll probably come back and add in a few more of the pictures I took in a gallery.
Lunch was pretty bad today...but I'll upload some more pictures anyway.