Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si)

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Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si)

Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si)
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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marekzkwarek
Stare Babice, Poland35 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
The Sticky waterfalls is really worth seeing. Nice place, even if you go from far away it is really ok to see.
Written February 20, 2020
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Samantha
11 contributions
Jan 2020
We highly recommend the Sticky waterfalls! While it is hard to get to (we just rented a driver for the day), once you are there it is really worth it. Super fun and cool being able to climb up the waterfall. Very good activity for a hot day and not that crowded. We also explored the hiking trails which were deserted and very peaceful.
Written February 12, 2020
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rosswill
London44 contributions
Feb 2020
Beautiful setting and where else can you climb up and down a waterfall on rocks that are non slippery? Great place to pass an hour or two and well worth visiting if you are anywhere nearby. Free entry to the park. Drinks available to purchase and restrooms provided along with plenty of free parking.
Written February 9, 2020
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Leena
Fukuoka, Japan170 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Absolutely highly highly recommend heading to this place!!!!
Suprised that this isnt on the high priority list for many travelers.
The pictures for advertising didnt seem to match what we saw since there was no actual pools for swimming so you can walk and explore the falls area without getting too wet (assuming you're in shorts).
Some parts are slippery so be careful but otherwise its very safe as long youre agile and somewhat fit enough to go down and then back up. Also recommend not walking with your shoes/jandals in the falls area.
Written February 7, 2020
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jbnoel87
Vancouver, Canada50 contributions
Dec 2019
This messes with your head. Everything you believe about walking through water up rocks is challenged. After the first few moments of hesitation, this was an incredible experience. We were getting there toward the end of the day so there weren't too many people either.
Written January 20, 2020
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IanWithington
London, UK237 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a unique experience and well worth doing. It is about 1 hour drive from Chiang Mai.

To climb the waterfall is amazing and due to the rock type you can grip the waterfall well.

The place is free to go to and there is plenty of parking.

Lockers available which were 20bt when we went.

Would recommend.
Written January 12, 2020
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Shelliu
Hilton Head, SC4,072 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
A highlight of our day tour, the water at Bua Thong is crystal clear, not like anything I have seen. The rocks have limestone deposits which make them sticky (just avoid the few small dark green areas which have slippery moss). Bring your swimsuit and a waterproof bag for your phone and cameras or leave them in a locker at the top (but you will want pictures so first option is recommended). You can climb bare feet or with water shoes or sandals with a strap and rubber sole. Being a change of clothes after as the best part was sitting and laying in the falls as you climb up and down. There are stairs for the top part for those that want to avoid the steepest part or don’t want to get wet (but that’s the fun part) and there are some handrails but you still need to be in decent shape to climb. Kids will love it and they can practically run up and down. A must do, especially as an add-on when going to visit the elephants. There is also a wooden pathway across from the waterfall with a beaut watering hole and history of the area so worth a visit if you have time.
Written January 8, 2020
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Bobbi-Jean
Kelowna, Canada62 contributions
Dec 2019
We rode a scooter from Chiang Mai to the waterfall. The ride itself is not for the faint of heart or inexperienced scooterist but it was the highlight of the excursion.
Written January 7, 2020
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TJ L
Madrid, Spain16 contributions
Jan 2020
I booked this trip to the Bua Thong Waterfalls and I certainly did not regret it! The tour operator, called ''TakemeTour'' (not Tripadvisor, sorry guys), assigned a local, certified tour guide to me. Dee Dee was great. She picked me up from the place where I was staying in Chiang Mai and drove me very safely to the waterfalls. Her english is pretty good (far more better than what I am used to, here) and she was in very good mood. We joked and laughed the whole way. When you book this tour, ask for Dee Dee (Dee Dy on Facebook). You can't go wrong with her as a local expert guide!
Arriving at the Bua Thong Waterfalls, the first thing you notice is that they are more like quite steep, multi-tiered cascades than a real waterfall. They are called ''the sticky waterfalls'' because they are made of limestone and mineral deposits. It gives you a good grip to walk up or down the cascades. There are many ropes to hold on to. I spent two hours pretending I was Spiderman and I really enjoyed it. May be also, because the water flow was strong. In the dry season the water flow tends to be less. To cool off from Chiang Mai's heat, this is a nice adventure to undertake. Go as early as possible and avoid the weekends. In this way you will avoid the crowd.
I say: yes, do it!
Written January 3, 2020
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lubiczweronika
6 contributions
Nov 2019
Sticky waterfall really is sticky. We had lots of fun out there. A bit tricky to get there by bus, but possible from bus terminal 1 in Chiang Mai (need to head to Mae Ho Phra)
Written December 12, 2019
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