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Last updated: 05.12.2022

Cha Ong Waterfall & Cave

The highest waterfall around Banlung – the Cha Ong waterfall impresses with its height and scenery around. Surrounded by native forest with a huge cave-like area below the waterfall where couples write their names on the wall for good luck.

What to expect

A quiet place in the middle of a beautiful forest with benches to relax on. Steep stairs lead you under the water fall into the cave where you can relax on a wodden platform. Young couples like to visit the cave and write their names on the wall with chalk as a sign for their love and for good luck. If you happen to be there during sunset, get comfortable on top of the waterfall and watch the sun disseapear behind the mountains and trees. It’s a very stunning view as you can see in the images below.

Currently there are no shops that sell drinks or snacks near the waterfall, thus you better buy some in the village right before the entry to the waterfall.

How to get to Cha Ong Waterfall?

The way to Cha Ong waterfall leads you over a mostly dusty road through small villages past rubber and cashew forests. It’s 10,5 km away from the Banlung city centre.

  • Rent a motorbike and drive yourself
  • Hire a motorbike taxi
  • Hire a tuk tuk taxi

Motorbike and tuk tuk taxis can be found at the large circle nearby the market or simply ask your hotel receptionist to arrange transportation for you.

Entrance Fee

At the moment the entrance is free of change but during high tourist season there is likely to be a ticket stand in front. We will update the page once the situation changes.

Images of Cha Ong Waterfall


You find the lake at the location marked below.