What’s the first thing that comes to mind about Bangkok weather? We’re betting it’s heat and humidity, a match not made in heaven that leaves you … sticky. That’s why Bangkokians like me love Chiang Mai, a charming northern city with less heat and humidity, more trees, and waterfalls. Among them, Bua Tong – nicknamed ‘the Sticky Waterfall’ – offers perhaps the most unique and wonderful adventure.
The multi-level 100-meter-high falls are special because of their non-slippery surface, the result of the limestone and mineral deposits that created them, hence their nickname. Climbing them doesn’t require exceptional strength or special equipment, just the desire for an adventure and a bit of energy.<o:p></o:p>
Despite its unique characteristics, Bua Tong Waterfall remains a well-kept secret, perhaps because it is about an hour and a half from downtown Chiang Mai. If you’re visiting with family or friends, hire a rot daeng (red truck) for about THB 1,000. For solo explorers, renting a car or taking a tour of the falls would be the best option.
You will fall for these falls