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Bua Tong Waterfalls

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หมู่ที่ 8 ตำบล แม่หอพระ อำเภอแม่แตง เชียงใหม่ 50150, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"To fully enjoy the Bua Tong Waterfalls in Chiang Mai, wear water shoes or sandals with good traction as the limestone rocks can be slippery. Additionally, visit during the dry season (November to April) for the best experience, as the water flow is lower and the rocks are easier to climb."

What is Bua Tong Waterfalls?

Bua Tong Waterfalls, also known as the Sticky Waterfalls, is a unique natural attraction located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Situated in the Sri Lanna National Park, these waterfalls are unlike any other in the country. What makes them special is the limestone deposits on the rocks that create a grippy surface, allowing visitors to walk up and down the falls without slipping.

History of Bua Tong Waterfalls

The history of Bua Tong Waterfalls dates back to ancient times when they were discovered by local villagers. The falls were initially used for irrigation and as a source of freshwater for nearby communities. Over time, word of the unique sticky surface spread, and the waterfalls became a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

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Why is Bua Tong Waterfalls Important?

Bua Tong Waterfalls hold great importance for both locals and tourists. They provide a serene and natural environment where visitors can relax and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. The waterfalls are also significant for the local economy, attracting a large number of tourists who contribute to the region's tourism industry.

Things to Do & See at Bua Tong Waterfalls

  • Experience the Sticky Climb: The main attraction at Bua Tong Waterfalls is the opportunity to climb up and down the falls. The unique grippy surface makes it possible for visitors to explore the various levels and pools of the waterfall without the fear of slipping.

  • Picnic by the Falls: There are designated picnic areas near the waterfalls where visitors can enjoy a relaxing meal amidst the beautiful natural surroundings.

  • Hike through the National Park: Surrounding Bua Tong Waterfalls is the lush Sri Lanna National Park, offering hiking trails for nature enthusiasts. Visitors can explore the park's diverse flora and fauna while enjoying the tranquil ambiance.

  • Swim in the Pools: The cascading pools created by the waterfalls provide a refreshing swimming experience. Visitors can cool off in the crystal-clear waters and enjoy the soothing sound of the falls.

Bua Tong Waterfalls offers a unique and unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The combination of the stunning natural beauty, the fascinating grippy surface, and the peaceful ambiance makes it a must-visit attraction in Chiang Mai. 

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Whether you choose to climb the falls, have a picnic, or explore the surrounding national park, Bua Tong Waterfalls is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who visit.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Bua Tong Waterfalls located?

Bua Tong Waterfalls is located in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

How tall is the Bua Tong Waterfalls?

The Bua Tong Waterfalls is approximately 100 meters tall.

Are there any swimming areas at Bua Tong Waterfalls?

Yes, there are several natural pools at the base of the waterfalls where visitors can swim.

Is it safe to climb the sticky limestone rocks at Bua Tong Waterfalls?

Yes, the limestone rocks at Bua Tong Waterfalls have a unique sticky texture that makes it safe and easy to climb.

Are there any hiking trails around Bua Tong Waterfalls?

Yes, there are several hiking trails surrounding the Bua Tong Waterfalls, offering beautiful views of the surrounding nature.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

หมู่ที่ 8 ตำบล แม่หอพระ อำเภอแม่แตง เชียงใหม่ 50150, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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