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Driving from Bangkok takes approximately 8 hours
Route 1 : Drive on Highway No.1 (Phahonyothin Road) and turn left to Highway No.32 (Asian Highway) which passes Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, and Nakhon Sawan; then take Highway No. 117 to Phitsanulok and Highway No. 11 through Lampang and Lamphun to Chiang Mai. The total distance is 695 kilometers ... see more

From Bangkok there are ordinary, 2nd class, and 1st class air-conditioned busses leaving throughout the day from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) for Chiang Mai (08:00 am. to 09:00 pm.) For more information, Call 02 936 3600, 02 936 2852, and 02 937 8055 for an updated bus timetable ... see more

Domestic airlines, including Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia, and Nok Air, operate several flights daily between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Depending on where you are flying from, one of these airlines can also fly you directly to Chiang Mai from Mae Hong Son, Pai, Chiang Rai, and Koh Samui ... see more

Express and rapid trains operated by the State Railways of Thailand leave for Chiang Mai from Bangkok's Hua Lumphong Station six times a day from 08:00 am. to 10:00 pm. The trip takes about 11-12 hours on an express train ... see more

 

Caves & Waterfalls in Chiang Mai

If you have occasion to visit Chiang Mai don't forget to visit the beautiful of the caves. Inside the caves have more beautiful of the stalagmite and the stalactite that align elaborate by the natural. In addition, you will enjoy and surprisingly with the graceful unique of the cave. If you love to see amazing of the natural sculpture with a little bit adventure then you should do such as Brichinda Cave, Luang Mae Sab Cave and Chiang Dao Cave.

There are a variety of attractions and natural abundance of forests, mountains and waterfalls for tourists to travel to experience the beauty frequented at chiang mai province. water fall is another interesting option, Visitors can experience the beauty of that flows through the area With lush landscaping. The top of the famous waterfalls are Mae Pan Waterfall, Mae Klang Waterfall, Mae Sa Waterfall and Mae Ya Waterfall, etc.

Recommended Caves & Waterfalls



1 Brichinda Cave

Location : Chom Thong District Brichinda Cave Brichinda Cave is limestone with a huge entrance chamber and tower and a second chamber is large with a skylight opening to the surface. This cave has a medium size, which has beautiful stalagmite, is situated in the middle of deciduous forest. It takes about one hour walk from the main road.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai, dive along highway no. 108 towards Chomthong. At km 57 (1 kilometer before arrive to Chomthong District) take a right on route 1009 (Chomthong-Doi Inthanon Road). At km.31 of this road is the Park Headquarter.
Administered by Doi Inthanon National Park
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 5328 6730

2 Chiang Dao Cave

Location : Chiang Dao District Chiang Dao Cave Chiang Dao Cave is a charming cave located extends deep into Chiang Dao Mountain. The lovely cave greets visitors with various kinds of fish swimming in a stream in front of the cave. Touring in and around Tham Chiang Dao with a local guide is possible by contacting local guides in front of the cave. A service fee is charged. Convenient parking is available. Climb a staircase with a zinc roof to reach the cave.

How to get there
The Chiang Dao is located at a distance of about 1 hour driveway from Chiang Mai. From Chiang Mai and Songtaews you can make plans to tour this cave.
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission 10 Baht (Price are subject to change)

3 Luang Mae Sab Cave

Location : Samoeng District Luang Mae Sab Cave Mae Sab cave is a medium sized 2 step cave (approximately 150 meters deep), situated at Baan Mae Sab, Samoeng District, Chiang Mai. And there are stalagmites, stalactites, and stone benches inside the cave.

How to get there
  1. From Chiang Mai, dive along highway no. 108 towards Chomthong. At km 57 (1 kilometer before arrive to Chomthong District) take a right on route 1009 (Chomthong-Doi Inthanon Road). At km 31 of this road is the Park Headquarter.
  2. From Chiang Mai city, take Highway No. 108 (Chiang Mai - Mae Sariang Road) for 10 km, then turn right before reaching Hang Dong District and go straight on Highway No. 1296 for 48 km until reaching Sa Merng District Office. From Sa Merng District Office, go straight on (Sa Merng - Watjan Road) for 18 km until reaching the temporary office of the National Park.
Administered by Khun Khan National Park
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 08 1883 3800

4 Mueang On Cave

Location : Mae On District Mueang On Cave Muang On Cave is situated in the Mae On District, about 25 km East of Chiang Mai near the San Kamphaeng Hot Springs. Mueag On Cave are filled with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. There is a winding concrete pathway along the cavern floor allowing you to wander along till you finally reach the end of the caverns. The road leading to Muang-On Cave winds it's way up the side of a hill to a small car park. There are several vendors selling food and souvenirs here and there is plenty of shaded seating available.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai city centre dive along highway no. 11 follow the signs for San Kamphaeng District and route 1317. After 45 mimutes to an hours, you will see the turn off for the cave on your left.
Administered by Mae Takhrai National Park
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission Adult 20 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5381 8348

5 Tab Tao Cave

Location : Chai Prakan District Tab Tao Cave Located on Ban Tab Tao, in front of cave has temple aged about 40-50 year olds. At present, this cave is very popular for tourist to visit. It was developed as the tourist destination. This cave is smaller than Chiang Dao cave, from surveying the mountain adjacent side found that it has the clean water canal lies thru the temple and has water supply all year long. Forest in this area is mostly fertile covered with many big trees.

How to get there
Tab Tao Cave is situated in Chai Prakan Sub-district along the Chiang Mai-Fang route between Km.120 and Km 121. It's about 150 kms north of Chiang Mai.
Administered by Pha Daeng National Park
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 04:00 pm.

6 Tong Cave

Location : Chom Thong District Tong Cave The Tong Cave is located on Baa Pae, Doi Pha Liap mountain. This mountain is consists of granite and limestone. The Mae Pae stream acts as a dividing line between two long tunnels. It is said that these tunnels are leading to Doi Chiang Dao Mountain in the north of Chiang Mai province. The tunnel entrance is small but entering is possible.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai, dive along highway no. 108 towards Chomthong District. At km 82 and 83 Follow the gravel road 1.5 km west to Ban Pae, then turn left 2 km on a small paved road to its end at Tong Cave.
Administered by Ob Luang National Park
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 04:00 pm.


1 Bua Tong Waterfall

Location : Mae Taeng District Bua Tong Waterfall Bua Tong waterfall (The Rainbow or Seven Colors Spring) is located north of Chiang Mai. The water source for Bua Tong waterfall is the Rainbow or Seven Colors Spring. The spring water contains a high amount of calcium carbonate. As the spring water cascades down the falls, the calcium is deposited on the rocks. The calcium carbonate then adds a non-slip surface to the rocks. Believe it or not, the rocks look slick but it is very easy to walk up the face of the falls without slipping. It is almost as if someone decided to pour cement down over the rocks and it hardened under the water. This single feature makes it a worthwhile visit to Bua Tong waterfall. However, don't go just for the falls, go for the beauty of the forest as well.

How to get there
Bua Tong waterfall is located north of Chiang Mai on highway 1001, the road to Phrao. It is inside the Mae Taeng National Forest Reserve.
Administered by Si Lanna National Park
Accommodations: Hotels in Mae Taeng Area

2 Huay Paplu Waterfall

Location : Phrao District Huay Paplu Waterfall Huay Paplu Waterfall located in Ban San Hok Fah, San Sai, Prao, Chiang Mai. There are the 3 floors waterfall with water from Huay Nam Plu in Forest surround with bird sound, this is very attractive and charming place.

Huai Pa pool is located at Ban Hock San Sai Fa Mu 11 Phrao district, Chiang Mai. Water is a natural third floor which has all of Huai River Forest Forest Pool Lounge will flow to the creek. Large and small rocks. Consolidation and chit into the ground floor height Cause fall By the cold water and moist In addition, the surrounding landscape consists of a few large trees. Sound and wild birds cry chorus. Thus, this waterfall is very attractive.

How to get there
From Ching Mai City, take the highway no.107 (Chiang Mai - Fang route) via Ciang Dao District, turn right at Chiang Man Temple to the rode no. 1001. It's take about 103 kilometres from Chiang Mai.

3 Mae Kampong Waterfall

Location : Mae On District Mae Kampong Waterfall The river flow is high throughout the year with the seventh floor on the seventh floor of the water basin can be also played water is also forest trails. Both near and long term. The remote will be able to walk up. Doi Mon million peak height from sea level to 1,700 meters in good weather. Will be overlooking the three provinces Chiang Mai, Lamphun and Lampang.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai city centre dive along highway no. 11 follow the signs for San Kamphaeng District (route no. 1106). After 5 minutes then turn right to route 1317 pass Mueang On Cave and San Kamphaeng Hot Spring. Drive a few minutes be found the junction, Turn right and follow the signs to the Mae Kampong Waterfall.

4 Mae Klang Waterfall

Location : Chom Thong District Mae Klang Waterfall Mae Klang Waterfall are a part of the Doi Inthanon National Park. The Mae Klang Waterfall is the first waterfall you might encounter on the road going up to the top of Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest peak. This often-photographed waterfall cascades in a main maybe 25-30 m or so tier before cascading further downstream in several drops. The falls is actually on a spur road branching left from the road up to Doi Inthanon as you leave from Chom Thong (66km southwest of Chiang Mai). It's a pretty popular picnic spot, but like I said earlier, the falls here is certainly no slouch.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai, take route 108 towards Chomthong. At km. 57 (2 kilometer before arrive to Chomthong district) take a right on route 1009 (Chomthong-Doi Inthanon Road). Mae Klang Waterfall is the first waterfall you might encounter on the road going up to the top of Doi Inthanon.
Administered by Doi Inthanon National Park

5 Mae Pan Waterfall Group

Location : Chom Thong District Mae Pan Waterfall Group Mae Pan Waterfall Group are a part of the Doi Inthanon National Park. Mae Pan Waterfall is a lovely and the longest waterfall in Chiang Mai, which flows from a 100 metre cliff. It's charm can be enjoyed by standing some distance from the falls. From afar, the white water and the green forests around the falls make a beautiful picture. The area is quiet, of the beaten track, and can be described as the backcountry of Doi Inthanon Park. It offers a rewarding loop hike of 1 to 2 hours through untouched terrain with small waterfalls and tumbling creeks along most of the route. You can walk along the whole loop since it is largely unmarked, but any visitor can walk the 800 meters to Mae Pan Falls and back again, as wall as the 200 meters to Huay Sai Luaeng Falls (just beyond the campground).

How to get there
From Km. 38 of Highway no. 1009 (Chomthong-Doi Inthanon Road), drive along the Doi Inthanon-Mae Chaem road (Highway No. 1192). Mae Pan Waterfall located at km. 6.6 on the Mae Chaem road is the turn-off to Mae Pan Waterfall
Administered by Doi Inthanon National Park

6 Mae Sapok Waterfall

Location : Mae Wang District Mae Sapok Waterfall Mae Sapok Waterfall a part of theOp Khan National Park. Mae Sapok Waterfall is a small sized waterfall, originated from Mae Sapok River, situated in the area of Mae Sapok Royal Project, Ban Mae Sapok, Tambol Mae Win, Mae Wang Sub-district, San Pa Tong District of Chiang Mai Province.

How to get there
From Ching Mai City, take the highway no.108 (Chiang Mai - Hod route) to the south about 21 km then turn right on the road no. 12039 and 10240 (Mae Wian - Mae Kaeaw) about 36 km.
Administered by Op Khan National Park

7 Mae Takhrai Waterfall

Location : Doi Saket District Mae Takhrai Waterfall Mae Takhrai Waterfall are a part of the Mae Takhrai National Park. This is a single-level waterfall, 6 kilometers way from Park headquarters. Along the way, there are various kinds of plants, mushrooms and wild flowers.

How to get there
From the city of Chiang Mai, dive along highway no. 118 (Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai Road) towards Doi Saket District about 33-34 km.
Administered by Mae Takhrai National Park

8 Mae Wang Waterfall

Location : Mae Wang District Mae Wang Waterfall Mae Wang Waterfall a part of the Mae Wang National Park. A one-storey high waterfall about 20 meters, 10 meters wide with water throughout the year as the most beautiful place of the river water. Forest surrounding the waterfalls dipterocarp forest, mixed deciduous, dry dipterocarp forest and mixed pine rainforest. Along the path to the point of natural water basins under waterfall suitable for activities such as swimming.

How to get there
From Ching Mai City, take the highway no.108 (Chiang Mai - Hod route) distance of 21 kilometres and turn right on the road no. 10240 to Mae Wang the distance of 36 kilometres
Administered by Mae Wang National Park

9 Maesa Waterfall

Location : Mae Rim District Maesa Waterfall The Mae Sa Waterfall is small waterfalls and the most interesting as these were more photographable and had interesting shapes. Located at Km 7 on the Mae Rim - Samoeng Road, 26 km from Chiang Mai city. This spectacular eight tiered waterfall occupies a natural setting among gigantic trees providing a cool shade. A narrow path winds up through the jungle along the 8 levels of the waterfall. Mae Sa Waterfall is a popular recreation spot for locals and tourists alike. The park can get crowded on weekends and public holidays, so it is best to visit during the week if possible. You can go to the waterfall by Songthaew from Chiang Mai city, ask at your hotel for details.

How to get there
  1. By Car - From Chiang Mai city center, drive along Highway no. 107 (Chiang Mai - Mae Rim). Turn left at an intersection to highway no. 1096 (Mae Rim - Samoeng Road) and proceed to Mae Sa Waterfall for a further distance of 7 km.
  2. By Bus - Mae Sa Waterfall is about 26 kilometers north of Chiang Mai on the Mae Rim-Samoeng Road. A number Songtaews are available from the city to the waterfall.
Administered by Doi Suthep-Doi Pui National Park
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission 200 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5321 0246, 0 5321 0244
Accommodations Hotels in Mae Rim Area

10 Mae Ya Waterfall

Location : Chom Thong District Mae Ya Waterfall Mae Ya Waterfall are a part of Doi Inthanon National Park. Mae Ya Waterfall is one of the most beautiful cascades in Chiang Mai. The fresh water splashes down over 30 tiers of rocks and boulders into small clear pools. Water flows from a 280 meter steep cliff onto different rock formations in a lower basin like drapes. The well-managed waterfall is teeming with verdant forests and is best for recreation.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai, take route 108 towards Chomthong. At km. 57 (2 kilometer before arrive to Chomthong district) take a right on route 1009 (Chomthong-Doi Inthanon Road). May Ya Waterfall is located 1 kilometer from highway no. 1009 junction, turn left for 14 kilometers and then take a 200 meter walk.
Administered by Doi Inthanon National Park

11 Mok Fa Waterfall

Location : Mae Tang District Mok Fa Waterfall Mok Fa Waterfall are a part of the Doi Suthep - Pui National Park. It is a one-level cascade located on the Mae Malai-Pai road. Take a left turn at Km. 19 onto a dirt road for 2 kilometers. It is teeming with lush green trees and full of water all year round. The delightful ambience of the waterfall makes it an ideal place for recreation.

How to get there
From Ching Mai city centre dive along highway no. 107 (Chiang Mai - Fang route). Take a left turn to route no. 1095 ( Mae Malai - Pai route) around 45 km.
Administered by Doi Suthep-Doi Pui National Park
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission 20 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 5321 0246, 0 5321 0244

12 Mon Hin Lai Waterfall

Location : Phrao District Mon Hin Lai Waterfall Mon Hin Lai Waterfall are a part of the Si Lanna National Park.Mon Hin Lai Waterfall is situated on Mon Hin Lai Mountain in Village no. 9, Mae Pung Sub-district, Phrao District, Chiangmai province. There is complicated mountain about 1,200-1,700 meters above sea level. The waterfall is nine-level waterfall, the highest level is 104 meters, and ninth level is the top level with 90 meters high. There is more water in July to October.

How to get there
From Ching Mai city centre dive along highway no. 107 (Chiang Mai - Fang route), and then turn right to Sombun Chon Reservoir for 12 kilometres.
Administered by Si Lanna National Park

13 Monthathan Waterfall

Location : Mueang District Monthathan Waterfall The Monthathan Waterfall are a part of the Doi Suthep - Doi Pui National Park. This place is a beautiful, nine-tiered waterfall that flows over a cliff. It is about 3 kilometers from Huay Kaew Waterfall. The Monthathan Waterfall are a part of the Doi Suthep national park in north Thailand. The Waterfalls are about 16 km out of town and connected by a good main road. From the park office it's a pleasant and short walk through the nature to the Monthathan Waterfall. Many tourists and traveler come here for relax and swimming.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai city center, drive along Huay Kaew Road. The Monthathan Waterfall is located just a 5 minute drive from the city center. To get there you follow the signs to Doi Suthep Temple.
Administered by Doi Suthep-Doi Pui National Park

14 Sri Sungwan Waterfall

Location : Chiang Dao District Sri Sungwan Waterfall Sri Sungwan Waterfall a part of the Pha Daeng National Park (Chiang Dao). The water cascades down a hill and off a natural limestone. It's a medium-sized waterfall, a width of about 10 - 12 meters high, approximately 10 - 15 meter waterfall flowing into the third floor of the third period Khun Nam Na Wai. General condition of the waterfall plants larger overlap. Watershed area was now open up nearby forests. Sparse forest with some bamboo insert. The end of the waterfall is also good condition. This waterfall is that Na Wai Muang District, Chiang Dao.

How to get there
From Ching Mai City, take the highway no. 1178 (Muang Ngai intersection section at km. 79, Ban Na Wai at km 24, about 24 kilometers long. And from Ban Na Wai at km 24 to Ban Muang Na is the compressed soil road which is 34 kilometers long and can be use all year long.
Administered by Pha Daeng National Park

15 Vachiratharn Waterfall

Location : Chom Thong District Vachiratharn Waterfall Vachiratharn Waterfall is a large waterfall which plummets over the edge of a high cliff into a deep pool below. The Waterfall is the second major waterfall on the way up Doi Inthanon. This one is an impressive and powerful waterfall falling some 50-60 m, the height is more like 80m. The falls also is wide, but the segments to the right of the main tier tend to be stringier and lighter flowing.

How to get there
From Chiang Mai, take route 108 towards Chomthong. At km. 57 (2 kilometer before arrive to Chomthong district) take a right on route 1009 (Chomthong-Doi Inthanon Road). Turn right off the main road up Doi Inthanon at about 21 Km, and then follow the sign-post to the waterfall.
Administered by Doi Inthanon National Park