Exploring Chiang Mai – Huay Kaew Waterfall

Huay Kaew Waterfall is the closest waterfall to the city of Chiang Mai. The waterfall is located near Chiang Mai Zoo at the bottom of the mountain. There is no entrance fee and is completely free to adults and children. Huay Kaew Waterfall is a small waterfall measuring around 10 meters tall. The waterfall is located in Doi Sutep (Pui National Park).

Huay Kaew Waterfall can be accessed by taking one of the red cars (songthaews). It should cost 30baht per person. Grab is another option and we recommend entering ‘Kruba Sriwichai’s Statue’ as your drop off location. If you decided to rent a bike while in Chiang Mai you can park your bike for free at the carpark of the Wat Kruba Sivichai Temple.

The entrance to the waterfall is through the carpark of the Wat Kruba Sicichai Temple. It is clearly marked with a sign and a photo of the King of Thailand, you won’t miss it. Once you walk through the entrance you will arrive at the bottom of the waterfall. There are lots of rock pools where you can hop from rock to rock to cross to the other side.

If you follow the path for about 5 minutes you will come to the waterfall. Huay Kaew Waterfall is not the most spectacular waterfall in Thailand. You can climb up to the cascade of the waterfall by following the small path on the right.

Huay Kaew Waterfall is a good stop off on the way to or from Doing Sutep. It is open from 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday.


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