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“Great afternoon out”

Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si)
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Private Chiang Mai Tour to Bua Thong Waterfalls...
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Mae Taeng
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

After reading reviews we decided to head over here on our first day as only spending a few nights in chiang mai. We took a red taxi there and took about an hour and quarter from south of the city walls for 1500 baht for a return journey, the driver waited in the car park. When got there it’s simply a few cafe type huts and shops near the car park then a short walk from there to the top of the waterfalls. We found it more difficult walking down them than climbing up, great fun though and there were people of all ages joining in. Did find the odd slippy bit so be careful. There was a map with other paths to walk around the nature reserve if you would so wish but we didn’t. Loads of locals there for the day picnicking. Says no alcohol allowed in the nature reserve but every family seemed to have a case of the local beer along with the shop selling it.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The waterfalls were fun and very refreshing after a long journey from Bangkok. We hired Peung (Pornpimon Puntiya) as a driver and her nice SUV for the day to visit. The price was very reasonable. Peung came well prepared with water bottles for us. She is energetic, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Chiang Mai and its tourist attractions. She pointed out many local features along the way. She knows a lot about the local plants and flowers which was nice to learn about. She was so great that we hired again for our airport return flight along with a lunch trip to spot she recommended for the best khao soi in the city (it was so good). We highly recommend Peung as a driver-guide when visiting the Chiang Mai area. Her contact information is:
66-898549684

She is quick to respond to texts and calls on WhatsApp.

Thank prince_sharming32
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Best free thing to do! Make sure you go early - mid morning as it got busy around lunch time. So easy to find if travelling independently (as we did from Chiang Mai). The rocks are really easy to climb up and down, places to swim and relax too! Waterfalls and little streams are beautiful. There are a few trails to walk through which we did but make sure u take mosquito spray as there are a few insects off the beaten track. Great way to spend a morning!

Thank Stephanie N
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I rented a scooter from Chiang Mai and drove about an hour and ten minutes to the waterfall. We had seen this as an attraction on tours, but doing it ourselves was so much cheaper and gave us freedom to enjoy the waterfalls as much as we wanted. We didn’t expect to enjoy them as much, but we climbed them twice and sat in the water for quite a bit as well. It was so refreshing and so fun, easy to climb, and was different from any waterfall we had been to before! Definitely a must visit while in the area :-)

Thank Michaela W
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We overheard someone recommending the sticky waterfalls to someone else. We looked into it and decided to go. It's in a national park and the whole area is amazing. The falls themselves are something to behold, the limestone formations make it possible to climb with no safety equipment, even in bare foot. There are some slippery bits, but its a waterfall, that's pretty standard. I absolutely loved every second of it. Sounds silly but you feel like spiderman.
If you get the chance, go and have fun.

Thank Thomas O
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