Mae Sa Waterfall is an impressive eight level waterfall with a small plunge pool for swimming in. It is popular with both Thai’s and foreign tourists and can get especially busy on weekends with families. Entrance costs 200 Baht for foreigners and it is a good idea to pack a blanket or picnic and spend a day at the waterfall. There is a large parking lot with lots of street vendors selling grilled pork and sticky rice, fruit, bottled drinks and ice cream. Mae Sa waterfall covers a large area and if you climb up to the fifth or sixth level there are less people. At the top of the waterfall there are hardly any people so it’s a nice place to get away from the crowds.
Mae Sa Waterfall is located about 30 minutes away from Chiang Mai by car, in an area also called Mae Sa. While the waterfall is not visible from the road, there are lots of signs that point the way. Mae Sa is made up mostly of rainforest and set in a valley, where there are a range of adventure activities, elephant camps as well as Mae Sa waterfall. If you are visiting the waterfall it can be combined with one or two of the other activities in the Mae Sa valley.