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Updated by Fritzjames Stephen on May 06, 2015
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Waterfalls in Chiang Mai – Spectacular Scenic Treasures

Chiang Mai is adorned with some of the most exquisite waterfalls you would have ever laid eyes on. Blessed with picturesque scenery, this is one city you should head to if relaxation is in your agenda.


Huay Kaew falls

Located on the outskirts of Doi Suithep, the Huy Kaew falls is the most easily accessible waterfall from the Chiang Mai city. Not only does this waterfall have a sizeable plunge for it also cascades 50 meters down rocks and is an ideal spot for cooling off and picnics. Getting to the Huay Kaew waterfalls is free of charge and usually on the weekends the spot is crowded with locals. If you are staying at the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa or any of the other hotels in Chiang Mai, visiting this iconic waterfall is an absolute must.


Monthathal falls

Protected within Chiang Mai's national Park, the Monthathal Falls demands a good 200 Bahts for viewing but you will realize it is worth every penny once you lay eyes on this. Located uphill, the falls have several different tiers and can be viewed at different levels. Thanks to the entrance fees, crowds at the Monththal falls are largely restricted, making it a quiet scenic spot ideal for relaxation.


Mae Sa waterfalls

The Mae Sa waterfalls is the largest and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in all of Chiang Mai. This multi-tier natural wonder tumbles over at least 10 different levels, some of them small and private near the top while others are large chutes of water that look great from the lookout point near the car park. Adored by locals and foreigners alike the Mae Sa waterfalls is a masterpiece in Chiang Mai.


Tad Mork falls

In close proximity to the Mae Sa falls, you will find the Tad Mork falls which is quaint but equally impressive. Although the main fall cascades down 15 meters there are several other smaller and more private falls further up the mountain. Adjoining the Tad Mork falls is a quiet picnic area that affords some stunning views of the falls.


Sri Sang Wang falls

Although there are plenty of waterfalls by a similar name in Northern Thailand, the Sri Sang Wang Falls at Chiang Mai stands out above them all. With a fun 8m water slide that has a plunge pool which is just as deep enough, the Sri Sang Wang Falls is both a fun and a safe waterfall to have some authentic fun in the water. Accessing however is not that simple and usually requires either hiking or mountain biking mainly because the waterfall is tucked all the way on the south side of Doi Pui mountain.


Bua Thong falls

Although far less visited than the other falls in Chiang Mai, the Bua Thong flaunts an unusual limestone face that is definitely worth checking out. With steps paving the way to the top of the mountain, access to the Bua Thong falls is both easy and convenient and affords breathtaking views of some stunning sceneries.