A more challenging hike is offered by Mike B.on this date
This easier hike is offered by Pam and Janet to the beautiful waterfall at Huay Tung Tao. It is a relatively short hike, taking about 3 hrs. including a snack break at the waterfall. We will walk from the big Buddah, turning off the road heading up toward the falls a short way along. Our route will be a clockwise one with one steep and exposed area, which it will be good to do before the day becomes too warm. From there on the trail will be a shaded forest path which will follow the stream up to the falls. After a snack break we will retrace our steps for about 500 meters and then take a different trail back, coming out at the 2nd check point and then walking out to the road around the reservoir. By then it should be lunch time, so we will head back to the meeting point and eat at a nearby restaurant.
If you want to join
Just turn up at the meeting place on the day. There is no need to let us know you are coming.
Please note we do not cater for groups.
Meeting Place and time:
Golden Buddha Next to Huay Tung Thao Lake at 08:30 hours please don’t be late as we leave on time.
Huay Tung Thao is 12 km out of town from the North East corner of the moat.
- Driving around the outside of the moat turn left onto Huay Kaeow Rd after the Chiang Mai Ram Hospital. This is the road running out from the NE corner of the moat.
- You will pass Central Kad Suan Kaeow after about 100 m on the left.
- Drive on through the Amari Rincomb intersection, to the Phucombe intersection. The Phucombe intersection is the second major 4 way, traffic lighted, intersection, it is 2 km from the moat.
- Turn right onto the Canal Road and keep going for 6.8 km.
- You will see a sign for the turn off for the Huay Tung Thao lake on the left. Turn left.
- Continue for 2.2 km to the lake. Pay 20 Baht per person at the toll booth.
- When you get to the lake turn left and go around the lake for another 1.1 km.
- You will see the large standing Buddha. We will meet near there. You made it!
See also map below :
Please bring :
- around 1.5-2 liters of water or more and snacks
- good footwear etc. hat, insect repellent and sunblock
- small money for the entry fee at Huay Tung Tao
- a swimming costume and possibly towel if you want to take a swim in Huay Tung Thao afterwards
- enthusiasm, energy and a sense of humour
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