Waterfalls

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - Road Trip Reports' started by DavidFL, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Wet season & August 2010.
    As there's been a lot of rain the last week I thought some of the waterfalls might be a bit impressive. So why not check a few out.

    Close in to Chiang Mai is Tard Mork waterfall, just past Ban Pa Kha.

    Wet season & a gentle Thai-style reminder
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    The delightful walkway & foot path to the falls
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    The falls in the distance
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    A short climb to the falls
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    The falls
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    It was a pleasant enough excursion, but I was expecting a lot more water.Something more like this from the 94-95 wet season floods
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    Yes sir, the same waterfall in full raging flood. AWESOME!
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    And this was the way there, back in those days.
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    Tard Mork falls are only 26 kms from Chiang Mai, & a nice half day excursion from Chiang Mai. Check out Tard Mork Falls on the GT Rider Mae Sa Valley map.

    If anyone else wants to join in & post some waterfall photos they are most welcome.
     
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    With Tard Mork out of the way, it was time for a coffee break at the Coffee House by the Hmong Lodge at Pang Hai - Mae Khi.
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    And this place is a gem of a "funky coffee hut."
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    the range of "classic collectibles" on display here is incredible.

    The diminutive 18 year old waitress from the Hmong Lodge across the street was an absolute honey.
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    Turn around point was the Hmong village of Mae Khi, a couple of kms up the hill, & where they were setting up the regular Sunday Talad Nut
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    Time for lunch, & back track to Route 1096, the Mae Rim - Samoeng road.
    Coming from Mae Khi, at the junction with Route 1096 turn right & it is 6 1/2 kms to Suan Achip falls right beside the road.
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    Easy riding buddies for the day
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    Thanks Phil & John.

    Departure time from Chiang Mai was 12.20PM & arrival time back home was 4.30PM
    Total distance travelled 94 kms.
    An easy & very enjoyable day out.

    Tard Mork waterfall & Suan Achip Falls are both on the GT Rider Mae Sa Valley map.
    http://www.gt-rider.com/maps-of-thailan ... g-loop-map
     
  4. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    Smacked wrist, no pictures from me. Did not bring my camera up this trip, but will do so next time. So many more photogenic opportunities this time of year.
    Thanks David and Phil for another good day out.
     
  5. guichard

    guichard Ol'Timer

    Hello David,

    I really missed a stop at the Hmong coffe house in Pang Hai last year but,thanks to your post,I'll stop and enjoy for sure.

    75 days more to wait!

    Cheers,

    Lung,(southern French Alps).
     
  6. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Wonderful pictures- looks like a great ride! :happy5:
     
  7. Johpa

    Johpa Ol'Timer

    And the little girl is inquisitively whispering into the old man's ear "Why does my grandma know your name and smile when she sees you?"

    And the way back picture, is that Steve?
     
  8. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Yep that's Steve & Mike.
    I wish I could tell you what the young lass was whispering in my ear, but...
     
  9. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Pha Bong waterfall, just south of Mae Hong Son 19th August 2010

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    Incredible not much water & I was expecting a lot. I've now been to Pha Bong waterfall 4 or 5 times in search of water & give up of ever seeing anything significant.

    It's a pretty picnic spot & ride there,

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    but if you're looking for water at the waterfall.... :thumbdown:
     
  10. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    HUAI SAI LUEANG WATERFALL - Friday 3rd September 2010
    East of Mae Chaem, & on the Mae Pan waterfall road

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    MAE PAN WATERFALL - Friday 3rd September 2010
    East of Mae Chaem & on the west side of Doi Inthanon

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    The bottom lower falls & pool
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  11. Jurgen

    Jurgen Ol'Timer

    Wouahhh ! This is a great one David :) … and so close to home. How do you get so much water in your pictures and so little on the nose ? Could be good timing, but probably also some luck !
     
  12. Kiwi Cruiser

    Kiwi Cruiser Ol'Timer

    Huay Mae Sai Waterfall - Ban Jalae, Chiang Rai
    - 2nd tier, 15 metres
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    Khon Kon Waterfall - 70 metres - Chiang Rai - off Route 1211
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  13. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    :thumbup: Well that's one hike you've saved me. Looks pretty good doesn't it.
     
  14. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Doi Luang National Park: Access to Pu Kaeng & Champathong waterfalls is closed until 30th September. "Open" from 1st October.
     
  15. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    WANG KAEW WATERFALL
    North of Wang Nua

    The walkway
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    notice the moss covered brick paving. Slipperier than ice. Be warned! Better to squelch alongside on the grass.

    Its been a good wet season & everything is lush green & thriving
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    Wang Kaew waterfall is on the GT Rider Golden Triangle map
    http://www.gt-rider.com/maps-of-thailan ... iangle-map
     
  16. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    PU SANG WATERFALL
    North-East of Chiang Kham

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  17. Jurgen

    Jurgen Ol'Timer

    Wonderful places and great refreshing pictures David. I hope that Thailand will "keep the forest on". Imagine dry cascades under eucalyptus covers.
     
  18. burnjr

    burnjr Ol'Timer

    so buetifull waterfall... :happy5:
     
  19. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Wachirathan. Doi Inthanon. January 2011.

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  20. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Mokfa waterfall - Mae Taeng

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  21. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Mae Ya Waterfall. Doi Inthanon.

    23 October 2015.

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  23. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Pha Sua Waterfall
    Mae Hong Son August 2010
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  24. Goran Phuket

    Goran Phuket Ol'Timer Staff Member

    Few photos from Than Sawan Waterfall in Phayao.
    Sorry for poor pic quality, dark cloudy rainy day.

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    Down to waterfall

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  25. Goran Phuket

    Goran Phuket Ol'Timer Staff Member

    My version of Phusang Waterfall, Phayao. Photos taken in dry season, May 2015.

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  26. DavidFL

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