There are more than 10 waterfalls in Chiang Mai. Waterfalls are known to be ones of the most famous tourist attractions, due to its beauty and cool. People from both urban and suburban areas will always find their time to go.
However, for Thai waterfalls, there are 4 different kinds of them. The first kind are sandstone and subsoil waterfalls. These waterfalls are big but contain water only during the rainy season. The second kind are granite mountaintop waterfalls. These are extra beautiful, because the water will pour down from very high areas, but you can still see them in great distance. The third kind are limestone hill waterfalls. These waterfalls consist of various stone levels. You will love them for sure. When the water goes down, it will look just like some kind of thin curtain. So stunning! The last kind is slate waterfall. Why use the word ‘is’? Because, in Thailand, there is only one waterfall in for this kind. Located in Klong Wang Chao National Park of Kamphaengphet province, it’s called ‘Tao Dam Waterfall’.
There are many activities that you can do at waterfalls. However, you have to follow the rules of each one strictly, for your own safety. You may go swimming, paddling or taking pictures. If you’re a brand-new waterfall tourist, be sure to bring a tour guide with you, especially if you’re planning to go into water. Some waterfalls have quite harsh current, which may be dangerous for you. Anyway, many waterfalls in Thailand, including Chiang Mai, already provide security authorities for tourists.
Another important thing to remind yourself when you go to a waterfall, is that you should have conscious. Waterfalls are natural resources. That means, if they are lost or damage, they may be difficult to be recovered or possibly never be recovered at all. Just don’t drop your trash on ground and into water. Be careful when you have a picnic or eat food. Don’t try to tease any animals around area.
We make the lists of the most popular waterfalls in Chiang Mai as below.