Chiang Mai’s Huay Kaew waterfall dries up in severe drought
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Huay Kaew waterfall is a popular attraction in Chiang Mai province. Photo: Biogang/ @Peaxto
Chiang Mai’s Huay Kaew waterfall dries up. The severe drought has left a Huay Kaew waterfall, a popular attraction in Chiang Mai, as dry as a desert, according to visitors who flew up north during the long weekend.
“How did we get to the point where a waterfall has no water?” wrote Twitter user @Peaxto, who shared photos of the parched waterfall yesterday.
The Huay Kaew waterfall is approximately 10-meters high and its stream comes from a river in Doi Suthep National Park.
Near the waterfall is a 6-kilometer trekking route. Chiang Mai’s Huay Kaew waterfall dries up
Huay Kaew Waterfall
The Huay Kaew Waterfall is one of my favourite attractions in Chiang Mai. The fact that it is free to visit makes it the best choice for waterfalls in Chiang Mai. Most of the other waterfalls are located in national parks, and there is an entry fee of 200THB. The Huay Kaew Waterfall is popular with locals as it is close to the city, and it doesn’t cost anything to enter. On a nice sunny day you can expect to see families or couples enjoying the piece and quiet and breathtaking views. Some people will sit and enjoy a few beers, relax and enjoy the scenery, others will hike up to the top of the falls and enjoy the view overlooking the city.
The Huay Keaw Waterfall is located just a 5 minute drive from the city center. To get there you follow the signs to Doi Suthep Temple. You will pass the Central Kad San Kaew shopping center, and continue to the the Chiang Mai Zoo. Just a few hundred meters past the zoo, up the hill and around the corner you will turn left when you see the sign. There are a few simple restaurants and vendors at the entrance, just a few hundred meters past that you will find the waterfall.