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

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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. Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Chiang Mai Edition.
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  • We were with 3 friends at the sticky waterfalls. It was more than we expected, with ponds with HUGE fish and not even only the waterfalls but also magnificent views. Its so easy to take great pictues ...  more »
  • We had a splendid day the waterfalls, it was nice three level waterfalls. So much Fun, a great day. On a budget tour this was the best activity we did in Chiang Mai.  more »
  • When we arrived I thought - No way can’t do that! Our driver the fabulous Joy soon got us down the bottom and we were climbing up! We only climbed up once now thinking about it I wish we climbed up fo...  more »
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  • Beautiful spot. About an hour trip on a scooter, very easy to navigate and well worth it. There are only a couple shops and you are not hounded to buy things. The rocks of the falls are very grippy, I could have spent all day climbing up and down them. Cool air but the water is warm as it’s from a fountain
  • Totally worth a visit! Best waterfall I have seen around CM so far. It’s about an hour drive on a motorbike from the city (very easy and pleasant drive). I was there on a bank holiday and there was no admission fee (however not sire if it’s always free) but even if there was, it’s still worth it. Bring a bathing suit and enjoy that lovely waterfall and the beautiful surroundings!
  • We hired a taxi for the day and had him drive us to the waterfalls. This was nice bc we could leave our bags in the car with him while we climbed. It was SO much fun and SO worth the trip! We had a blast climbing and yes, you will get wet. We left our shoes at the top and they were fine.
  • We walked and played around here for hours. I had never seen or felt sticky waterfalls before. Very unique and natural! There weren't many other tourists when we were there. And very doable by motorbike from Chiang Mai!
  • Totally worth the one hour drive to get to this "waterfall". It's more of a cascade over lumpy boulders thru forested hills, and it's totally fun. Our family of five had a blast walking all the way down and then back up inside the waterfall. It's surreal to walk without worry of slipping or falling when the water is rushing around your legs.
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