Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fees
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Bua Tong Waterfalls in Chiang Mai is one of those places where you will encounter nature at its purest and rawest form. It is Thailand’s most peerless location, one: a traveller must never miss out on. Also known as the Sticky Waterfalls, this location is just about an hour and a half away towards the north from the old city of Chiang Mai. This place located far from the city makes an ideal location for locals to spend a relaxing and calming weekend at. Bua Tong is a scenic waterfall made from deposits of limestone and various other minerals. The waterfall also derives its nickname ‘sticky waterfall’ as the limestone generate plenty of friction to prevent you from slipping over the watery rocks. This makes it an easy task to climb to the top of the waterfall with the support of ropes.
The rocks that the Bua Tong waterfall is made up of look like giant bubbles on top of one another. Though these rocks might look like a hard sponge, they can be a little hard on the feet. However, that does not make the trek up the water any difficult and you can still easily climb up the cascading water. This waterfall is surrounded by a lush green landscape that makes the location very soothing and pleasant. On an average hot and humid day, the water is pleasing and cool. At the entrance of the waterfall, there is a nice picnic spot and a few restaurants. Although the Bua Tong Stick Waterfall is not very commonly known amongst tourists, you cannot afford to miss visiting this remarkably fabulous location when on a trip to Thailand.
1. Relaxation: The waterfall has 3 levels, and you could sit down at the different levels to revel in the surroundings. The small pools with crystal blue water at the bottom of the waterfall are a great place to relax and lie down in cool water.
2. Nam Phu Chet Si: A holy shrine and scared spring are hidden in the lush green jungle. It is just a short stroll away from the top of the sticky waterfall. You can find many religious locals visiting this place.
3. Healing Waters: The clear water here is considered to have some healing powers. There are buckets attached to the main source, and one is allowed to pour some water on their body using these buckets.
4. Hiking: You can also go on a loop hike into the jungle. This hike can indeed be a great experience for people seeking adventure.
5. Picnic: There is also a picnic spot where you will generally notice locals relaxing on a pleasant weekend. There are a few restaurants around this picnic spot where you can eat authentic Thai cuisine.