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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  • It was a nice walk in forrest,cant say is realy waterFall.The restaurang and shops feel like a touristtrap  more »
  • You can visit length 10 levels at about 1500 m, with a car park at level 3 is located. From here goes up some more some less steep the mountain, surrounded by beautiful nature. The trail is very well built and not to miss and runs beautiful shady trees. At level 6, fewer people go the way, probably because this one is not so wide and the individual falls are not more so prominently and e.g. no / less seating to offer. Definitely ideal for families up to level 5.
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  • If passing through you can stop by, not worth to go there on purpose, it's just a small waterfall with watering holes where taking a bath.
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  • This waterfall is better than others. You can easily go there on bike, van or bus. The Entry fee is 20 Baht and if you have a bike then more 20 Baht. You can take water and foods with you and just enjoy the beauty of nature. Sounds of waterfalls, birds chirping, really awesome. You can play with water, so take extra cloths. Enjoy....
  • My husband and I with our one year old son hired a car and visited this waterfall which is well worth the effort. The drive is very easy, even if you are worried about driving on Thai roads. The falls cover about a kilometer all together so a 15 to 20 minute walk from start to finish on an easy trail. It's worthwhile walking all the way to the end as the last fall is the largest and has the best area for swimming. However, we went back to the second last fall as there was a small sandy area and shallow water my son could safely paddle in. Down near the parking area there is some tasty Thai food for sale, but also picnic tables close to the falls for people preferring to bring their own.
  • Great day out of Chiang Mai. Quite a bit cooler up here in the evergreen forest! Each of the 10 falls has a pool to wade or swim in. If you’re feeling like you need to relax after a long hike or mountain bike ride, this is a great place to decompress. Come early and go to the higher falls as it can get busy.
  • Beautiful and fun waterfall to visit. A must see for anyone in the Chiang Dao area. There’s a few food stalls in the parking lot that we noticed as we were coming back, that they will prepare a take away picnic for you -Quite sad we missed the opportunity to do this!
  • Meh. Not super grand, but a nice place for a picnic or a quick hike. Seems to be much more popular with Thais than foreigners. Admission was a bit steep... I think it was 220 for two of us and our motorbike.
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