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Wachirathan Waterfall

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

1009, Tambon Ban Luang, Amphoe Chom Thong, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50160, Thailand

Opening Hours

6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

THB 50

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"To make the most of your visit to Wachirathan Waterfall in Chiang Mai, arrive in the early morning when the air is cool and the waterfall is less crowded, providing a tranquil and serene experience. Don't forget to bring insect repellent to protect yourself from the buzzing companions that might join you on the hike."

What is Wachirathan Waterfall?

Wachirathan Waterfall is a majestic natural attraction located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is part of the Doi Inthanon National Park and is known for its breathtaking beauty and tranquil surroundings. The waterfall cascades down from a height of approximately 80 meters, creating a mesmerizing display of rushing water and mist.

History of Wachirathan Waterfall

The history of Wachirathan Waterfall dates back to ancient times when it was revered as a sacred site by the local Karen hill tribe. The waterfall has been a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, who come to appreciate its natural wonders and seek respite from the bustling city life.

When planning your tours in Chiang Mai don't forget to visit Wachirathan Waterfall.

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Why is Wachirathan Waterfall Important?

Wachirathan Waterfall holds significant importance for both its ecological and cultural value. It serves as a vital water source for the surrounding flora and fauna, contributing to the preservation of the region's biodiversity. Additionally, the waterfall is deeply ingrained in the local culture and traditions, providing a spiritual connection to nature for the people of Chiang Mai.

Things to Do & See at Wachirathan Waterfall

  • Nature Walks: Visitors can enjoy leisurely walks along the well-maintained trails surrounding Wachirathan Waterfall, immersing themselves in the serene ambiance and lush greenery.

  • Photography: The stunning vistas and cascading water make Wachirathan Waterfall a perfect spot for capturing breathtaking photographs.

  • Picnicking: There are designated picnic areas near the waterfall where visitors can relax, enjoy a meal, and soak in the natural beauty.

  • Swimming: While swimming is not allowed directly under the waterfall due to safety concerns, visitors can cool off in the nearby natural pools and indulge in a refreshing dip.

  • Wildlife Spotting: The surrounding forest is home to a diverse range of plant and animal species, providing opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts to spot various birds, butterflies, and other creatures.

Wachirathan Waterfall is truly a hidden gem in Chiang Mai, offering a peaceful and enchanting escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

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Its pristine beauty and serene atmosphere make it an ideal destination for nature lovers, photographers, and those seeking a serene retreat.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Wachirathan Waterfall located?

Wachirathan Waterfall is located in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

What is the height of Wachirathan Waterfall?

Wachirathan Waterfall has a height of approximately 80 meters (262 feet).

Are there any swimming areas at Wachirathan Waterfall?

Yes, there are designated swimming areas at the base of the waterfall where visitors can enjoy a refreshing swim.

Is there an entrance fee to visit Wachirathan Waterfall?

Yes, there is an entrance fee to visit Wachirathan Waterfall. The current fee is X Thai Baht per person.

Are there any hiking trails near Wachirathan Waterfall?

Yes, there are several hiking trails in the surrounding area that offer scenic views and opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the region.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

1009, Tambon Ban Luang, Amphoe Chom Thong, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50160, Thailand

Opening Hours

6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

THB 50

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