Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si), Chiang Mai

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Waterfall
Situated just an hour’s drive from the city, Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) showcases a natural limestone waterfall, renowned for its visually appealing and unusual aesthetics, particularly the way sunlight dapples and splits in the area, creating awe-inspiring rainbows. The spot contains quite a few convenient and beginner-friendly climbing spots, thanks to the mineral coating which makes the surface surprisingly non-slippery. Be sure to ask locals, or do your own research on how to get here beforehand, as there there’s not a lot of signs marking the route to the waterfall. Be sure to bring towels, as you'll likely get wet. Plan your visit to Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Chiang Mai tour planner.
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  • We visited a few weeks ago when it was a little cooler. A driver was hired for about 5 hours, allowing roughly an hour each way for the journey. We used comfortable transport, so it was a THB 2000 tri...  more »
  • Near the town of Chianmaj, 30 km is this is pretty fun. Waterfall flowing over rocks, whose composition as pumice, allowing you to climb up a waterfall. The water is warm and pleasant. There are ropes for belaying, and with them you will boldly take the ljubkju height. My friends and I went early in the morning, it was deserted and we had a great time!
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  • About an hour east of Chiang Mai is a pretty cool waterfall that you can literally walk up. You can fit this one in on an early morning outing. There is not much else to see or do there but walk down ...  more »
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  • Also known as Sticky Waterfalls, this is a limestone waterfalls so you can climb up it without slipping (barring any algae build up). It has multiple tiers, and is usually pretty busy, but has enough room to kind of hang out if you want. It is a park so at the top there are bathrooms and snacks and drinks for sale too. This place is about an hour outside Chiang Mai, but is a must see for sure.
  • This place was absolutely amazing with lots of locals and some tourists (unfortunately some bros seeing who could run up the waterfall the fastest). We got there around 11 on Sunday and it wasn't so busy but by 1 it was packed.
  • Wrote this place off too early when debating on checking it out. Super happy I finally decided to go! Was super fun hanging out and climbing the waterfalls.
  • Great fun! Bring food and plenty of water..don't forget swimming clothes
  • An hour from Chiang Mai this place has a beautiful waterfall that's able to be climbed and has small rock pools for swimming. There is a campsite and restaurant on site.