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Waterfalls in Chiang Mai

Bua Tong Waterfall

Location : Mae Taeng District
Bua Tong Waterfall
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

Huay Paplu Waterfall

Location : Phrao District
Huay Paplu Waterfall
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.

Mae Kampong Waterfall

Location : Mae On District
Mae Kampong Waterfall
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.

Mae Klang Waterfall

Location : Chom Thong District
Mae Klang Waterfall
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

Mae Pan Waterfall Group

Location : Chom Thong District
Mae Pan Waterfall Group
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

Mae Sapok Waterfall

Location : Mae Wang District
Mae Sapok Waterfall
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

Mae Takhrai Waterfall

Location : Doi Saket District
Mae Takhrai Waterfall
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
Hotels Hotels in Doi Saket Area

Mae Wang Waterfall

Location : Mae Wang District
Mae Wang Waterfall
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
Hotel Hotels in Mae Wang Area

Maesa Waterfall

Location : Mae Rim District
Maesa Waterfall
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

Mae Ya Waterfall

Location : Chom Thong District
Mae Ya Waterfall
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

Mok Fa Waterfall

Location : Mae Tang District
Mok Fa Waterfall
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

Mon Hin Lai Waterfall

Location : Phrao District
Mon Hin Lai Waterfall
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

Monthathan Waterfall

Location : Mueang District
Monthathan Waterfall
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

Sri Sungwan Waterfall

Location : Chiang Dao District
Sri Sungwan Waterfall
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

Vachiratharn Waterfall

Location : Chom Thong District
Vachiratharn Waterfall
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