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There are more than 12 waterfalls in Chiangmai. Some are 750 meters above sea level water with water splash cascades down tiers after tiers and the white of racing water stands out dramatically against the deep green of the surrounding forest. As the water hits the rocks below, a million split the sunlight into rainbow colors and soak the vegetation nearby. Downstream from the falls are a series of pools where swimming is possible in the chilly mountain water. Most of these waterfall is reachable by motorcar and some have public transportation.

Huay Kaew Waterfall
These waterfall has 2 separate waterfalls, Pha Ngerb and Wang Bua Baan. To have a good view of the falls and enjoy the refreshing and cool shade of the many trees you will have to stay a distance of about 100 meters from the main road.

Wachiratharn Waterfall :
The waterfall is a large cascade which plummets over the edge of a high cliff into deep pool below. Opposite the fall is a tall and precipitous cliff called Pha Mon Kaew or more lyrically, Pha Gorn Kaew. The waterfall, some 750 meters above sea level, which formerly called Tad Kong Yong is an excellent picnic spot. To get there, turn right off the main road up Doi Inthanon at about 21 kilometers, then follow the sign-post to the waterfall a further 350 meters on foot.

Siripoom Waterfall :
The beautiful waterfall is in fact a pair of falls which plunge from a towering cliff. The best view is from the Hmong Village of Baan Lao Lee, after which the falls were originally named. To get there, take a right turn at around 30 kilometers up the main Doi Inthanon road and then drive a further 2 kilometers along the all-weather road. After a 200 meter uphill you will see the waterfall.

Mae Yah Waterfall :
At the junction of Chiangmai - Chom Thong route, then turn right at KM 56 57 marker about 1 km. Then turn left and keep going about 7 kms. Here visitors can picnic at the area's tallest waterfall at about 250 meters high. The fresh water splashes down over 30 tiers of rocks and boulders into small clear pools. The water source is from the nearby Doi Inthanon National Park.

Mae Tia Waterfall :
Stand at a height of 80 meters and is 15 meter wide. The water cascades down four tiers and flow for about 5 kms in distance. It's an adventure to travel for 3 hours from Doi Kaew National Park Guardhouse. To get there follow highway 108 from Chiangmai to Chom Thong, then turn right near the Amphur Office near Sobtia Temple.  Travel by the Hod local bus to Chom Thong and then hire a motorcycle to the waterfall entrance. A bus service to the waterfall is available for visitors.

Mae Pan Waterfall :
The waterfall is located 16 km from Mae Chaem (Jaem) town, on the road leading to Doi Inthanon. There is a sign at the roadside directing the traveller to these falls, the highest in Chiangmai. Take the sign-posted road and follow it for 9 kms, then a 10 minutes walk will bring you to the falls. Surging over 100 meter high cliff, the white of racing water stands out dramatically against the deep green of the surrounding forest. As the water hits the rocks below, a million split the sunlight into rainbow colors and soak the vegetation nearby. Downstream from the falls are a series of pools where swimming is possible in the chilly mountain water. On a mound close by the falls, stands the covered public rest house which offers a shady place to sit and enjoy a panoramic view of the waterfall.

Huay Sai Leuang Waterfall :
The waterfall is located not far from the Mae Pan waterfalls. Parking area are close by and plenty of shelter is available for visitors at these powerful, year round waterfalls. Although  it is a multi-stepped cascade, lacking the drama of a single drop through space, this waterfall looks very beautiful as it dances through the rocks and trees.

Taad Mork Waterfall :
Less than a kilometer from Chateau Kum Une, a small road on the right leads to these falls after a further 9 kilometers. It is a medium sized waterfall and surrounded more by nature than others. Visitors will love this romantic and peaceful place.

Mae Sa Waterfall :
An 8 tiered tumbling cascade, is 26 kilometers from Chiangmai and occupied a natural setting among gigantic trees.  To get there, travel on the Mae Rim - Sameong Road, then turn left directly at km. 7 and enter the ares of the National park. This waterfalls is one of the most famous in Mae Rim District. The waterfalls is divided into levels, rising in 8 stages up the slope of the foothills. The entire area is forested with large trees which provide cool shade year round. The fall is a favourite recreation spot for the people of Chiangmai and visitors alike.

Mae Yim Waterfall :
One of the many beautiful waterfalls on the way from Chiangmai to Sameong. A sign is posted to the right of the road at Rai Kanesadal.

Mok (Morg) Fa Waterfall :
These pretty, shady and peaceful picnic spot waterfall is just off the Mae Malai to Pai, route 1095. Take a left turn to the gravel road after 20 kilometers and then proceed for another 2 kilometers. Although the volume of water is small, the river feeding the fall flows all the year round.

Bua Tong Waterfall :
These remarkable Seven-colored Spring waterfall is 47 kilometers from Chiangmai on the road to Prao. The spring water is rich in calcium carbonate which is deposited on the stream bed and flows down the falls in seven distinct pastel colors.

Mon Hin Lai Waterfall :
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     

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