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)

Flashback to 2014:

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!

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.

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!


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.

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. 



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.

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