Mae Sa Waterfall, Chiang Mai

#2 of 10 in Nature in Chiang Mai
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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  • October 5, 2017
    Came Karen visits back. Charter day taxi driver "along the waterfall is 1. is there big temples you climb about 2 km, come see "with road to climb along the waterfalls (River), at. Went to where it was up in the morning rain, but also lots of water is muddy, Middle Level 5″ and had signs on ""Level 7,"1". But had to come through on a rock near the River, as well as the circle, and accumulation of driftwood on the road past the "Level 7" per. Driftwood depress you slip and fall and leg bruises, painstakingly pain 45 minutes we willingly "Level 10" so at the end the road. "End road" here on the information Board on the side of the display. Just walks in, and temples are not. Home "Level 7" where young men from Germany who "do not swim on this? "Of and stunned at the question, certainly"Level 5"per"no swimming from the deep"of view explained and communicated that,"Level 10"which road do not, also was not able to swim, but just want to swim, went still wraps came the relief. "Exactly where was the temple? "And I came down. Good parking signs and certainly was gone way at "Level 10". Was where the temple is small bridge for seeing resting place from the entrance were a little aside, and down the River (waterfall). Local drivers in this State. Only the man very hard was a good exercise. No energy anymore to visit to the temple.
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  • September 17, 2017
    An average waterfall with 10 levels. Refer to map in photos - Admission fee: 100B/pax - Convenient stalls located near the parking area. - Doesn't look like you can swim in all the pools.  more »
  • September 12, 2017
    Easy access a great way to spend 15 minutes, saw after heavy rain water spray around all the viewing points, a perfect stop on the way to the mountain peak.  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    The Mae Sa Waterfalls are definitely worth a visit if you're staying in Chiang Mai, but I have to subtract two stars for the management, which was nothing short of absolutely atrocious. Although the trail was well marked and fine to climb, the viewing platforms at fall 10 were destroyed and seemed to have been for a while, meaning nobody really cared to repair them. Add to this the insane prices for foreigners (we were charged 530 Baht for a family of 5 plus car), that are more than three times those the natives have to pay, makes this seem a bit like a tourist trap. The feeling of exhilaration having reached the top and the cool photos you can take still make a trip worth your while though.
  • September 3, 2017
    Nice place near Chiangmai City.
  • February 5, 2017
    I went along December 2016. It was late afternoon when I got there and there wasn't many other people there. This meant it was very peacefull. So I found out there are 10 levels to climb/hike up to. Ok so I started out and as I went was taking video and photos.It was more of a hike then I expected. You can if you like get in the water at the various levels. I carried on and was keeping an eye on the time as I saw a sign saying the attraction shuts at 5pm. I still had three levels to go at 4.15pm and I still had to make my way back down. So I hiked on but was disapointed to see the 10th level was shut off as it looked like the wooden platform that would give you the last "big amazing views" was burnned down ?!? Oh ok.... so no timetowaste and I made my way back down.Turnned out to be quite a workout as it goes as I had to move fast before the 5pm deadline. I did enjoy it but a shame about that 10th level.
  • October 19, 2016
    Ok. Of the 10 levels of "waterfall" only one (maybe two) is worthwhile. Oh, the restaurant by the visitor center at the beginning of the nature trail is sheit.
  • April 18, 2016
    I went there with my host and my friend :) The water in April was so cold! Not much water but still nice to visit! It would be nice if we can have small picnic

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