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Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si)
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Private Chiang Mai Tour to Bau Thong Waterfalls and Ziplining
Ranked #7 of 255 things to do in Chiang Mai
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

The sign for the waterfall on the 1001 highway is in English, and it is easy to spot the turn off to this nice small natural feature. After a few km down the wooded road you arrive at a well laid out area with parking areas of cars and toilets although the toilets were, in 2013 at the time of writing, Thai style. There are also vendors for food as well, but these may not be open at off peak times.
The actual waterfall (s) originates I believe, from a hot string and gently bubble down the whitened rock. From comments of others walking up, down and around the waterfalls, it seems grip is better barefoot.
Worth the trip from the highway 1001.

4  Thank alant1955
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

This is certainly worth a visit. I was a bit worried that the English signs had run out on the 1001 road but I needn't have feared as the waterfall is well signposted when you get there. We went by motorbike and I was impressed that everyone left their helmets, unlocked, on their bikes, as did we, and they were still there when we returned. Some even left the key in the ignition!
The falls, on various levels accessible by steps, are the result of rocks built up from lime deposits in the water, so have an almost ghostly white appearance. We went on a public holiday so there were lots of people there but it never felt crowded, in fact it was good to see the children and young people playing in the water and climbing up the white rocks.

4  Thank Alister C
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

The picture showing does not reflect the limestone waterfalls called Bua Tong in Chiang Mai that I went to. Bua Tong is a series of small waterfalls that you can climb up and down without falling. Truly an experience one should have. It defies logic to stand on a rock as water rushes over your bare feet and not slip at all either going up or down.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

spend a nice couple of hours (avoid weekends) and enjoy this lovely place

2  Thank stevensasia
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

This visit to the Bua Thong Waterfall was recommended by a friend who had lived in Chiang Mai. It is not a regular haunt for tourists I don't think, but well worth the visit.

You can climb down several flights of stairs to differing levels and then climb back up through the water on limestone steps. You have to be careful in some parts, but generally it is not slippery at all. We had our five year old with us who did it three times with no problems. Stick to the left hand side, or guage the power of water as right hand side a bit steeper and slippery when we were there at least.

It is a nice drive (1 hour or so) through the country side and if you go in the morning, stop at one of the roadside stall for chicken and sticky rice. The people at the stalls were really friendly and the food was very yummy.

Take a spare set of clothes as you will get wet if you do the climb, but there are toilets and change rooms there. Have fun.

7  Thank DE1966
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