Where are the sticky waterfalls

What is so unique about the Bua Tong Sticky Waterfalls of Thailand?

Bua Tong waterfalls are in Si Lanna National Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is also referred to as the sticky waterfalls by the locals. Bua Tong Sticky Waterfalls is one of Chiang Mai's hidden gems. It's about an hour and a half drive north of Chiang Mai's old town. The Mae Ho Phra Forest Plantation borders the Bua Tong Falls to the east and San Sai-Mae Taeng Forest is to the west. Mae Taeng National Forest Reserve borders the falls to the north, while Khun Mae Kuang Forest and San Sai Forest Bua Tong border the south.


Bua Tong Sticky Waterfalls is unique among the hundreds of locations in Northern Thailand. To begin with, the falls receive water from a calcium-rich spring at the top. The spring flows over the boulders of the falls. This makes the falls feel and look sticky as it gives people the ability to reach barefoot. It is therefore very easy to go up and down the Bua Tong waterfalls without slipping off. The falls have three levels. At any level, people can sit and enjoy the surroundings. Different levels also offer unique climbing experiences. The rocks are almost creamy white and form a wonderful contrast to the green trees. There are no places to swim, but people can cool off from the hot sun by sitting in the pools under the falls.


Bua Tong Sticky Waterfalls is a wonderful place to enjoy and relax. The landscape of the Jedsee Fountain Forest Park and the Bua Tong Waterfall is characterized by a mountain with a stream and a valley. It has an altitude between 400 to 900 meters above sea level. The forest is cool, pleasant and indulgent. Since the trees in the forest are tall and grow densely, the destination has several vantage points from which guests can enjoy breathtaking views.

Huai Mae Pon Bach is the most spectacular in the forest. There is a beautiful, well-kept park at the entrance, a bathroom, an open lawn and a small traditional house with refreshments and ice cream. Here the locals explore the waterfalls and picnic on the lawn. From the top of the Bua Tong waterfalls, guests enjoy the beautiful scenery of the jungle and mountains. There is a small pool on the left which is safe for the kids to splash around.


In addition to the Sticky Waterfalls, the surrounding landscape offers guests good hiking opportunities. There is a short "Hike" sign on a large wooden post at the entrance to the Fountain Trail. There is a sign at the top directing visitors to Nam Phu Chet Si, which refers to a sacred spring and shrine deep in the jungle. The shrine is a conservatory for the religious locals. Nam Phu Chet Si means seven color fountain. It is a mineral geyser made from calcium carbonate.

Author: Martin Bush

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