Mae Sa Waterfall, Chiang Mai

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The series of about ten cascades at Mae Sa Waterfall draws lots of locals as a picnicking and swimming spot. A hiking trail connects each cascade, but be prepared for a challenging trek, and take plenty of water and bug spray. If you plan to eat there, be sure to bring your own food. Use our Chiang Mai journey website to visit Mae Sa Waterfall on your trip to Chiang Mai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • About an hour out of Chaing Mai there is a park with a great waterfall. And even better you can play in it. You start at the bottom and climb up the “sticky” waterfall. There are wooden stairs down to...  more »
  • Definitely not the best or most impressive waterfalls you will ever see. Don't go as a group of adults or couples, however if you have young kids they will enjoy the waterfall and their is a possibili...  more »
  • We ran up to the left up to the 8th level. From there, the road was blocked. We have the rest of the way back upwards right set. A nice walk for at least solid sandals are required. Not recommended when wet. Slipping on the rocks. Unfortunately many of the observation decks are rotting away. Occurs 100 BHT adults, 30 BHT children. At the information building, there is a plan to the take. I recommend to the P2 parking from there walking.
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  • A series of 10 cascades over about 2km, not high but beautiful (see the photo of the wall map in the visitor center). There are 3 parking areas, with no. 3 being near cascade no 4, after which you walk up to cascade 10. A relatively easy walk with some steps and rocky areas.
  • Beautiful waterfall and nice trails, watch out for black n yellow spiders! And be sure to take a refreshing plunge into the water, if you are lucky you will find the cave spot!
  • Foreigners are paying five times the price Thais have to pay. The walkways, buildings and facilities are rundown and need maintenance. Some bridges were unsafe to use. It felt like a tourist trap. Don’t come here
  • Nice spot for a bit of hiking and taking a stroll in the morning. I was there before opening and without tourists, so it was pretty good. Not the most amazing waterfalls, but still quite nice ones.
  • น้ำตกสวยแห่งหนึ่งของอุทยานแห่งชาติดอยสุเทพฯ มีหลายชั้นให้เดินเท้าเข้าไปชม ทางเดินค่อนข้างสะดวกในชั้นแรกๆ ชั้นบนอาจจะต้องปีนขึ้นที่สูงบ้าง มีห้องน้ำระหว่างทางสำรับนักท่องเที่ยว และมีจุดที่สามารถลงเล่นน้ำได้หลายจุด น้ำตกอยู่ใกล้แหล่งท่องเที่ยวอื่นๆ อีกหลายแห่งเช่นสวนพฤษศาตร์ สวนกล้วยไม้ ปางช้าง และโครงการหลวงบ้านหนองหอย

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