Free Activity! Huay Kaew Waterfalls – Chiang Mai Thailand

A couple of days ago my family and I went to visit the Huay Kaew Waterfalls.  We packed our bathing suits and plenty of drinking water and went for the long walk.  Mom said it would be about 45 minutes and it was.  When we arrived we noticed so many butterflies and they were so pretty to watch. Huay Kaew Waterfalls Chiang Mai Thailand (huai Kaeo waterfalls) We hiked up the path and found this Chiang Mai waterfall.  It was the type of waterfalls where you just put your feet in and not you whole body into a pool at the bottom.  For me I did not think it was that cold, but it was really reeeefreshing! Chiang Mai Thailand Huay Kaew Waterfalls (8) As we were walking along the path, there came a point where we had to take off our shoes to cross a small pool of water.  Since our shoes were off, it was time to climb up all of the rocks, but of course we needed to carry our shoes.  I brought my white canvas tennis shoes and wished I brought my flip-flops.  Although those wouldn’t have been comfy for the long walk there and back. Chiang Mai Thailand Huay Kaew Waterfalls - Anya Anyway, back to climbing on the rocks.  I personally felt like Tarzan in the wild, but a girl. There were so many trees with the biggest leaves I have ever seen.  The water was flowing all over the rocks and there were vines hanging down all over too.  Some of the rocks were a bit slippery, so we had to be careful.  We met some other people there and they spoke some English.  They were very nice.  It is cool meeting people all over the world.

After we enjoyed the water, it was time to return home.  It was a little over 4 miles for the entire walk there and back to our apartment.  We did make a stop off at the mall to do a little grocery shopping at the store in the basement.  Then it was time to go home and have dinner.

We were gone for almost 4 1/2 hours and it was fun, just being able to walk everywhere.  I think I am liking Chiang Mai!

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Adventures with Anya – Huay Kaew Waterfalls Video

Huay Kaew Waterfalls Info  (Huai Kaeo waterfalls)

Entrance:     FREE!

Why visit:      These are small waterfalls, but are very refreshing and in a lovely park full of butterflies and nature.  Many people find a nice place to sit for a picnic.  There aren’t many pools to swim in, but you can get wet. Wagoners Abroad Huay Kaew Waterfalls Chiang Mai Thailand Location:      Off of Huay Kaew Road Chiang Mai, Thailand.  At the base of wat phra that Doi Suthep about 100 meters up the hill from the zoo entrance, on the left.

Getting Here:  You can take a Red Songthaew from anywhere in the city.

Walking: Approximately a 25 minute walk, to the west, from the Maya Lifestyle Mall (intersection of Super Highway/Nimman Road and Huay Kaew Road).  It is close to the University as well.

As you arrive, you will pass many food stalls/restaurants.  A great place to pick up a cool drink.  You enter the nature park on the left and may hike the trails and climb the waterfalls.  

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If you don’t know what to do in Chiang Mai or are looking for a little break from the city, Huay Kaew Waterfalls are the perfect escape.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the day.

We also have a very all inclusive list of Things to do in Chiang Mai with kids or without.  This also includes our expenses living in Chiang Mai, where to eat and places to stay in Chiang Mai.
Things to do in Chiang Mai, a Family Friendly Chiang Mai Guide

15 thoughts on “Free Activity! Huay Kaew Waterfalls – Chiang Mai Thailand

  1. We really enjoyed Huay Kaew Waterfalls and the free admission. We didn’t take it seriously at the beginning, but we were amazed by the scenery we saw.

  2. Anya, we all really enjoyed your write up and clip! My son would love to do what you are doing. He thinks he learns more traveling in one day than at school a whole year! We also loved our visit to Chiang Mai and a little visit we did to Chiang Dao. Bron, Andrew, Cooper, Pepper and Woody from Australia.

    • I am glad you liked it! I would definitely would agree with your son completely! I did not even know that Asia was in the world until I moved to Spain and started learning more about geography. I would love to visit Australia one day. Are you ever going to come back to Chiang Mai? If you do definitely tell us.

  3. Nice job Anya! I visited this waterfall today and enjoyed it. It’s really cool that it looks like you and your family are traveling/living all over. I recently moved to Chiang Mai with my husband and dog from CA. Maybe we’ll have a family and do the same thing some day. Looks fun!

  4. Anya is just about the cutest little travel correspondent ever! Her bubbly personality really captures her love for travel and adventure. Looking forward to meeting the whole family in a few weeks when we get settled in Chiang Mai. Keep the videos coming!

    • Thank you so much Lori. I do enjoy travelling a lot and hopefully, if I have kids I will do the same with them.

  5. Sounds like a fun adventure, Anya! You did a good job writing up this story 🙂

    Thanks for sharing with us… we love following up on the Wagoners’ travels!

  6. Love your report, Anya! You are doing such a mature job… Are you sure you are not really 16 (or maybe even older)? Your adventures are amazing. Feel as though I am “along for the ride” when I read your reports and also your parents’ and Lar’s reports.

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