Mok Fa Waterfall

mok fa waterfall, mork fa waterfall, chiang mai attractions

Mok Fa waterfall sits in a lovely natural setting within the area of Doi Suthep – Pui National Parking

mok fa waterfall, mork fa waterfall, chiang mai attractions

Mok Fa Waterfall is teeming with lush verdurous plants and complete of water yearlong. The charming ambience of the waterfall makes it an ideal place for leisure.

About an hour (45km) along the road from Chiang Mai to Pai in the Doi Suthep – Pui National Park is a spectacular waterfall called Mok Fa Waterfall. Standing over 60 meters tall it is spectacular even in the late dry season, and is a good place for a swim and to chill out if you are making the tour package from Chiang Mai to Pai.

mok fa waterfall, mork fa waterfall, chiang mai attractions

Mok Fa Waterfall is originated from the stream that runs from the thick wood and separates into two streams falling from the stone cliff. The area is full of large trees and plants like moss and fern and the moisture from the waterfall steam can also cool the air. The best time to visit this place is during the winter since the water is so clean and clear that the tourists can go swimming at the swamp below.

Mok Fa Waterfall is originated from the stream that runs from the thick wooden and separates into two streams declining from the stone cliff. The area is filled with large timber and plants like moss and fern and the moisture from the waterfall steam may also cool the air. The most effective time to go to Mork Fa Waterfall is during the winter since the water is so clean and clear that the vacationers can go swimming on the swamp below.

mok fa waterfall, mork fa waterfall, chiang mai attractions
mok fa waterfall, mork fa waterfall, chiang mai attractions

There’s also possible to get inside the Bat Cave. Wet, dark and smell don’t stand near the cave entrance though because they will run right into you. Even if your not there at dusk it’s worth going up to have a look, not at the cave but the view of the waterfall. Be careful crossing the stream though it’s slipery.

Escape the heat in the shallow pool and surrounding greenery of Mok Fa Waterfall. A short stroll takes you to an excellent picnic area. Take good shoes, as some parts of the trail are steep and slippery

mok fa waterfall, mork fa waterfall, chiang mai attractions

Operating day : Everyday

Operating time : 08.00 – 17.00

Address : Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Mae Malai-Pai Rd., Suthep, Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50000 Thailand

There is a park fee : 200 baht per foreigner.

mok fa waterfall, mork fa waterfall, chiang mai attractions

How to get there :

Mok Fa Waterfall is situated on the North Side of Doi Suthep/Pui National Park around 45km from Chiang Mai on route 1095 to Pai and Mae Hong Son. The Falls are actually situated a further couple of KM down a semi paved road but it is well signposted on route 1095. If you do not have your own transport then charter a car, taxi or Songtaew in Chiang Mai., however due to the distance this may be a bit of a way to travel to view just the one waterfall. Mok Fa is actually situated on the Chiang Mai to Pai route so most visitors will be on their way to Pai or Mae Hong Son when they drop by.

Huay Tung Tao Reservoir

huay tung tao reservoir, chiang mai attractions

Huay Tung Tao Reservoir is a nice place to get away from the city and crowds

huay tung tao reservoir, chiang mai attractions

Huay Tung Tao Reservoir is a lovely place to chill for the lazy day. On a sunny day, this is a luxurious place for swimming, fishing and relaxation.

Huay Tung Tao Reservoir a man made reservoir at the foot of Doi Suthep mountain, just a few kilometers north-west of the Chiang Mai city center. The lake is used for swimming and is a well known picnic area.

Chiang Mai doesn’t have a beach (er obviously), but what it does have is this peaceful reservoir at the foot of the mountains. It’s the ideal place to head on a hot day, with cool water and amazing views.

huay tung tao reservoir, chiang mai attractions

There’s plenty of food to be eaten there, of varying standards. Where you eat will depend on which little wooden hut you choose to while away the afternoon in by the water. After choosing your Bamboo huts location, some on stilts above the water and some floating on rafts. Both ideal for a relaxing day out of the baking sun. Each hut belongs to a restaurant, however in true Thai style you only have to order drinks, you are free to bring your own food if you like. Or you can order typical northern Thai dishes such as sticky rice, papaya salad, grilled or fried pork and chicken. They also serve whole fish by weight. You can buy beer and cold drinks, too.

huay tung tao reservoir, chiang mai attractions

The restaurant’s menus are written in both Thai and English. However, the staff doesn’t speak much English, so pointing and holding up fingers is the way to order if you don’t speak restaurant Thai. There are also vendors who walk around selling fruit, fried insects and ice cream.

Its ideal to take the bike and cycle around the lake on the circular road around the perimeter of the lake. There is a zip-line experience which is good fun with a final zip line trip across the end of the lake (where you’ll probably get wet!), a bit expensive but ok for fun. A picnic at the lake is ideal. There are some water playthings for kids, pedal boats, etc.

huay tung tao reservoir, chiang mai attractions

This little known gem is Huay Tung Tao Reservoir, only a few miles outside the city. It also happens to be absolutely beautiful.

Operating day : Monday – Sunday

Operating time : 09.00 – 17.00

Address : Don Kaeo Sub-District, Mae Rim District   Chiang Mai 50180

There is a park fee : 50 baht per foreigner and 20 baht per Thai person.

huay tung tao reservoir, chiang mai attractions

How to get there :

Huay Tung Tao is about 20 minutes from Chiang Mai city centre. If you have a car, it’s an easy drive. Just follow Canal Rd. to the east until you pass the Chiang Mai Convention Centre and then the 700 Year Stadium. The lake is about 2km on the left. Look for a large blue sign. You can also rent a sangthaew (the red pickup buses) to the lake and arrange a time to be picked up. This will cost around 400 – 500 THB, so its best to go with a group.

Wiang Kum Kam the First capital of Chiang Mai

wiang kum kam

Once upon a time WIANG KUM KAM was the capital of Lanna

wiang kum kam

Located in attractive countryside, about five kilometres South of Chiang Mai along Ping River, Wiang Kum Kam is an ancient city dating back to the eighth-century, Haripunchai Kingdom.

According to history, King Mengrai relocated the capital of the Lanna Kingdom from Chiang Rai to the old city of Wiang Kum Kam on the banks of the Ping River in 1288. Whilst the new riverside location offered many advantages, the area was low lying and prone to severe seasonal flooding. By 1296, King Mengrai had chosen a new site for his capital on the higher opposite bank of the Ping River and declared the newly constructed city of Chiang Mai as the capital of Lanna kingdom. Years of floods thereafter left Wiang Kum Kam buried meters underground.

wiang kum kam

wiang kum kam

In 1984 Thai authorities were alerted to the discovery of a number of ancient tablets found under Wat Chang Kam. Archaeologists quickly moved in and uncovered the remains of the ancient lost city of Wiang Kum Kam.

Over thirty archaeological sites including many ancient temples were found within the ancient rectangular shaped city wall and just beyond. Finds excavated at the Wiang Kum Kam site suggest that there had been a long history of settlement in the area.

wiang kum kam
wiang kum kam
wiang kum kam

Any visit to the new archaeological sites should start at the Wiang Kum Kam Information Centre, where you can see different exhibitions and details of the discoveries, a multimedia room and other rooms showing the history and importance of Wiang Kum Kam. Then the two most important sites to see are Wat Chedi Liam, which apparently was never affected by the floods, and Wat Chang Kham (or Wat Kan Thom). Other interesting temples and sites are Wat E-Kang, Wat Nhan Chang, Wat Pupia, Wat Tat Khao, Wat Phaya Mengrai and Wat Koo Pa Dorn. You can do a tour around Wiang Kum Kam by car, motorbike, rent bicycle or tuk-tuk, tram, but horse-drawn carriage is the most popular way to enjoy the visit of the ruins.

Entrance Ticket :

Wiang Kum Mam Museum 20 Baht

Rent bicycles 20 Baht

Local guide with a pony carriage (2-4 people) 200 Baht

A tram 20 seats, 1-5 persons 250 Baht, 6-10 persons 300 Baht, 11-15 persons 350 Baht, 16-20 persons 400 Baht

wiang kum kam

wiang kum kam

How to get there :

Wiang Kum Kam is located in the southeast of Chiang Mai, between Km.3-4 along Chiang Mai-Lamphun route, Saraphi district. Take the road at Nong Hoi Police box to the Ko Klang Pa Kluai intersection and en route to Chedi Liam.

Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. – 05:00 pm.

Art in Paradise Chiang Mai

art in paradise, art in paradise chiang mai

Picture yourself at Art in Paradise

Art in Paradise the First Selfie Museum in Chiang Mai

Forget about stodgy art institutions banning selfie sticks. Now there’s a museum in Chiang Mai specifically designed for social media snapshots… Sounds like fun for the whole family!

art in paradise, art in paradise chiang mai

Like something straight out of a painter’s fantasy, a new attraction called Art in Paradise in Chiang Mai uses 3D replicas of paintings to put visitors in the center of fun backgrounds and art’s most famous masterpieces. It is the first-ever selfie museum in Chiang Mai!

The 3D-trick eye museum, located on Changklan Road, gives everyone the opportunity to actually become part of the art on display. More than 130 paintings inside the museum are divided into six zones: underwater world zone, wildlife zone, classic art zone plus different scenes of cities in Europe, Asia and Ancient Egypt.

art in paradise, art in paradise chiang mai

art in paradise, art in paradise chiang mai

Actively encouraging guests to share their experiences with friends, family and followers, Art In Paradise‘s director explains that “here, art paintings are not complete if you are not with them, if you don’t take pictures with them.” So step into Jan Vermeer’s Milkmaid painting or be Leonardo Da Vinci creating Mona Lisa, then share, tweet or ‘gram to your heart’s content.