Add a little natural luxury to your life and get back in touch with mother nature. Find your inner Zen amongst the lush rainforests, wild waterfalls and turquoise waters of Asia’s top five natural swimming holes.
Hinatuan Enchanted River, Philippines
Magic and mystery often go hand in hand. And there is plenty of magic and mystery surrounding Hinatuan Enchanted River in the Philippines. Discovered only recently, the crystal-clear waters of Hinatuan Enchanted River are a mystery.
At 12 noon, the ‘hymn of Hinatuan’ will ring through the area, tourists leave the water and a huge school of fish emerge for feeding time. No one knows the origin of the school of fish, furthering the mystery of this slice of paradise.
Kuang Si Falls, Laos
The three-tier stone surface is home to one of the biggest natural waterfalls in Luang Prabang, Laos. Peaking at 50 metres, the water falls cascades down the rock surface into brilliantly clear pools below.
For a different perspective, follow the tails and walkways to the top of the waterfall. There, you can soak in the tranquil natural pools.
Erawan Falls, Thailand
Erawan Falls is truly enchanting. Known as one of Thailand’s most beautiful waterfalls, the emerald waters of Erawan Falls are enticing.
The waterfall is in Erawan National park in west Thailand. There are seven separate tiers spanning across 1,500 metres. It isn’t just people who love this natural pool. Fish swim throughout the limestone-made pools. If you’re lucky, they might even say hello.
Detian-Banyue Falls, China/Ban Gioc Falls, Vietnam
What could be better than one waterfall? Two! The Detian-Banyue Falls is actually two waterfalls. Located between the Karst Hills of Daxin County and Trung Khanh District, the two waterfalls share a border between China and Vietnam.
The waterfalls sit at 30 metres and consist of three cascading tiers. Detian-Banyue transforms into one giant waterfall in the rainy season. The best way to fully experience the majesty of this natural pool is on a bamboo raft.
Kawasan Waterfalls, Philippines
If you’ve heard of Instagram, you’ve heard of Kawasan Waterfalls. #worldsmostphotogenicwaterfall
Located on Cebu Island, this goddess of a waterfall is easy to access. Take your waterfall adventure to the next level by sailing under the pouring water on a bamboo raft for a waterfall massage.
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