11 Best Waterfalls in Chiang Rai - 2021 (Photos & Reviews)
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Sparkling streams of crystal clear water cascading in the middle of the thick foliage of nature; waterfalls in Chiang Rai are simply spectacular. Take a break from your sightseeing excursion to spend some secluded moments with your loved one or enjoy a cheerful picnic with your family and friends at one of these waterfalls, and you will return refreshed.

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Whether you are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the hyped tourist spots or you are in the mood for some easy adventure in Chiang Rai, these wonderful marvels of nature serve as great spots for a variety of occasions and purposes. The Chiang Rai waterfalls that enjoy the greatest popularity among locals, as well as tourists, are Huay Kaew Waterfall and Khun Chae Waterfall. Disconnecting the visitors from all kinds of discord, these waterfalls are admired for their tranquil atmosphere and lovely surroundings.

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And for adventure junkies visiting Chiang Rai, Nam Tok Khun Kon and Poo Kaeng Waterfall are two of the choices that are known for their trekking trails. Furthermore, all the waterfalls in the region also offer a number of photograph opportunities. So if you want to make and capture memories for a lifetime, carry your camera along.

Here is the list of best waterfalls in Chiang Rai:

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Huay Kaew Waterfall

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Marking its place in one of the striking Waterfalls in Chiang Rai, Huay Kaew Waterfall is the perfect spot for rejuvenation. With an emerald green deep pool and the trails of lush green around it, this place offers a tranquil setting which is a feast for the nature lovers.

The water cascades down the rugged cliff and the view is beautiful enough to melt your heart away. Another striking feature of the fall is, it keeps flowing around the year and one can visit it anytime!

Location: 99 Huaykaew Rd, Tambon Suthep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand

Height: 750 meters above sea level.

Entry Fee & Parking Fee: None

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Poo Kaeng Waterfall

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The water falls down from the limestone brooks and the fern tracks add up to the lure of the waterfall. The aura of the Poo Kaeng Waterfall makes it a remarkable one in the array of awe-inspiring Waterfalls in Chiang Rai.

Here the visitors can even enjoy camping along with trekking which is perfect and adds a tinge of thrill and adventure to the vacation. It is located 58 km away from Chiang Mai and one can take a short drive to the spot which will be a memorable one.

Location: Doi Luang National Park, Amphoe Pan

Height: 50 meters above sea level with 9 levels

Entry Fee & Parking Fee: None

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Maetow Waterfall

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Next, in the spectrum of Chiang Rai waterfalls, the Maetow Waterfalls flows all around the year and fills up the environment with freshness. The track to the top of the fall is absolutely fantastic and make sure you keep your camera charged. Once you reach the trailhead then you will take another 30 minutes of walk crossing the green thickets to the cascading down beauty.

Location: Khun Chae National Park, Wiang Pa Pao District

Height: 40 meters above sea level

Entry Fee & Parking Fee: No entry fee but Jeep safari costs about 300 Baht / 670 INR

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Nam Tok Khun Kon

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One of the striking ones in the array of Waterfalls in Chiang Rai, the Nam Tok Khun Kon is also called as Tak Mok. This scenic beauty falls down from 70 meters high and the views will melt your heart away.

It is located inside the  Nam Tok Khun Kon park and the route to the waterfall is quite cool and beautiful. The natural surroundings of the waterfall are perfect for nature walks and if you are an adventure buff then the trails to the fall will be great for you.

Location: Pong Phrae, Mae Lao District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Height: 70 meters above sea level

Entry Fee & Parking Fee: None

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Khun Chae Waterfall

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Marking its prominence in the list of beautiful Chiang Rai waterfalls, the Khun Chae Waterfall is the place for serenity lovers. The fall offers breathtakingly beautiful views of nature and is perfect for a fanatical photographer.

There is no need for you to search for perfect frames as the displays are amazing and anywhere you turn the lens will be a good frame. It is surrounded by thick woods which are mostly moss and fern which are a plus to the charm. In fact, there is a pool as well where one can take a dip and refresh the body to the fullest.

Location:  Wiang Pa Pao District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Height: 20 meters above sea level.

Entry Fee & Parking Fee: 300 Baht / 670 INR per adult.

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Huai Mae Sai Waterfall

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Located 19 km away from the scenic city of Chiang Rai, Huai Mae Sai Waterfall is a perfect spot for recreation. If you are a nature lover then the views of this fall will entice you as the lush green trails surround it.

The Huai Mae Sai Waterfall is a 2 layered waterfall where the first layer is 15 meters high the other one is almost 100 meters from where the water gushes down on the rugged terrain. The striking crystal water hits the ground and freshness of the aura will lock you up in its beauty!

Location: Sai, Mae, Mae Yao, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand

Height: 100 meters above sea level.

Entry Fee & Parking Fee: Entrance fee for adults is 400 Baht / 900 INR

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Tad Kwan Waterfall

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Snuggled 70 km away from Chiang Rai the Maetow Waterfalls is a delight to the eyes and soul. Once you reach out to the entry point the waterfall, there will be a walk of another 600 meters that will take you to the majestic falls.

As soon as you reach there, you can witness the shimmering water falling from an elevation of 25 meters and the lush green environs add up to the charm. Additionally, this is one of the most fantastic Waterfalls in Chiang Rai for the visitors.

Location: Baan Mae Tham Narm Thock, M.6

Height: 25 meters above sea level

Entry Fee & Parking Fee: None

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Pha Gled Naga Waterfall

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The list of adjectives falls short to define the beauty of Pha Gled Naga Waterfall that tops the list of impressive Chiang Rai waterfalls. Originating from Dry Evergreen Forest this waterfall is located a couple of kilometers away from Tom town.

Another key feature of the waterfall is a pleasant climate as the suburbs make it quite cool and that’s what a vacationer needs! The shape of the waterfall is that of Naga rock and the sunlight falls down on it make it even more delightful.

Location: Doi Luang National Park, Amphoe Pan

Height: 40 meters above sea level

Entry Fee & Parking Fee: 100 Baht / 225 INR per person

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Tak Mork Waterfall

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The remarkable one in the list of Waterfalls in Chiang Rai, Tak Mork Waterfall is the tallest one and definitely the most beautiful one. Once you reach out to the Khun Korn Waterfall forest Park it will take another 10 minutes to embrace this beauty.

Here you can witness the trails of ferns, white orchids, and countless other floral range that increase the lure of the waterfall. The soothing vibes of the waterfall will refresh your soul and the picture-perfect displays will delight your eyes.

Location: Near Sop Keng Village, Muang Ngoi Neua 06000, Laos

Height: 70 meters above sea level

Entry Fee & Parking Fee: None

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Phu Sang Waterfall

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With an emerald green deep warm pool and the traces of lush greens around it, the site extends a peaceful ambiance which is a treat for the scenery fanatics. The waterfall cascades down the mountainous hill and the landscape is gorgeous enough to render your spirit away. The added prominent characteristic of the fall is, it keeps flowing in the dry season and freezes in the winters.

Location: Phu Sang, Phu Sang District, Phayao 56110, Thailand

Height: 25 meters above sea level

Entry Fee & Parking Fee: None

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Pong Phrabat Waterfall

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Holding its position in the wonderful Waterfalls in Chiang Rai, the Pong Phrabat Waterfall is different from others. The waterfall receives a small number of visitors and that makes it a perfect place for travelers looking for a combination of serenity and solace.

It even has a pool where one can swim or just relax and hear the birds chirping. Apart from this, another noteworthy factor is the route to the falls that are adorned with beautiful trees and a wide range of flora and fauna.

Location: Lam Nam Kok National Park, Amphoe Mueang

Height: 40 meters above sea level

Entry Fee & Parking Fee: None

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