Looking for Some Water During Chiang Mai’s Dry Season
Where’s this waterfall?
All the way at the bottom…
Mae Wang Waterfall tl;dr
- 1 Hour Ride From Chiang Mai’s Old City
- Multiple Pools at the Base of the Waterfall
- Steep Footpath
With it being the dry season, the water levels are rather low. However we were rather keen to see waterfall which we found to be quite refreshing. Opting to take up the offer to see a waterfall, Nadia and I were driven up the road into the countryside till we came to Mae Wang Waterfall parking lot.
Unfortunately it wasn’t as simple as getting out of the car. We had walk down several flights of steep stairs down the hillside to get to the water’s edge. But once there, we were bathed in a cooling mist of the Mae Wang River splashing down into a lagoon that Nadia quickly dove into.
Having forgotten a change of clothes, I stayed by the rocks enjoying the ever so slight breeze.
Easy Come, Easy Go
After everything was said and done, we had to force ourselves back up the way we came. It took a touch longer to ascend than it did to come down those same steps.
What is It
A waterfall area where you can enjoy the cooling water.
Where is It
In the Chiang Mai countryside you’ll find a parking lot leading to a pathway down the side of the hill to the base of the waterfall.
What to Do There
After countless steps descending the hillside, you’ll reach the base of the waterfall where you can:
- Grab a bite to eat
- Take a dip into the water
- Simply hang out and enjoy the scene
Mae Wang Waterfall
Do you find waterfalls fun to swim in?