Just off Bang Niang Road, Khao Lak’s main street, a small road across from a nightclub leads to one of the area’s many waterfalls. Located just 7km from town, we contemplated renting bikes and riding to the entrance of the Ton Chong Fa Waterfall hiking trail, but ultimately decided to drive. For one, the weather was unpredictable. It had rained the entire morning and it was highly likely that it would rain in the afternoon. But most importantly, it was just so damn hot and humid.