Nafa-khum Waterfall is located in Bandarban’s Thanchi Upazila on the Sangu River. It is one of the country’s largest waterfalls by falling water volume. The wild hilly Sangu river suddenly falls about 25–30 feet down here.
The falls are three hours ‘ walk from Remakri, Thanchi Upazila, Bandarban District, in a remote area. Remakri is three hours away from Tindu by boat on the Sangu River, which is three hours away from Thanchi by ferry. As a tourist destination, Nafa-khum is not very popular.
In Marma, the word “Khum” means “waterfall.” A special form of flying fish, whose local name is swimming, is found in a small cave at the bottom as they swim against the stream but are unable to leap over the fall height.
Photo Credit: Forhad Hossain Polash