The city of Chiang Mai is always bustling with tourists irrespective of the season and time of the year. Well, you can’t really blame the visitors. The city has so many beautiful and mesmerizing recreational spots that make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
With so many other interesting spots you can consider in Chiang Mai, waterfalls are certainly a must-visit. There are various waterfalls that you can visit in Chiang Mai. In this article, we will be talking about the Tad Mork waterfall.
About the Tad Mork Waterfall
Located in the Mae Rim District, the Tad Mork waterfall is one of the most picture-perfect and prepossessing waterfalls in Chiang Mai. It is inside the Doi Suthep National Park just like the Mae Sa waterfall.
The waterfall is set against the lush green deciduous forest and is 26 meters high. There is a stacked layer of rocks that extends to the top of the waterfall. When the water falls down from such a height, it creates fog in the surrounding area.
The Tad Mork is medium-sized but no less mesmerizing than an enormous waterfall. The mist created by the falling water adds a cinematic touch to this already beguiling spot. There is a historic tree in front of the waterfall that is over 100 years old. The locals call it Ngu Tree.
It is one of the rarest trees in the world that is found near various ancient sites such as the Ta Phom temple in Cambodia. The Ngu tree along with the other tall trees provides sufficient shade near the waterfall where you can sit and relax.
How to Reach Tad Mork Waterfall
The Tad Mork waterfall is 60km away from downtown Chiang Mai. When you travel from Chiang Mai, use the Mae Rim Road 107. After a few km, you will reach the Samoeng intersection.
From the Samoeng crossroad, turn left onto Highway 1096 that keep driving straight to Pong Yang. As you move forward, you will come across the Mae Phae Royal Project. From here, take a right turn and after about 8-9 km, you will be able to spot the sign of the Tad Mork waterfall.
Address: Mae Ram Subdistrict, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province
The entry fees for the Tad Mork waterfall are 20 Baht for adults and 10 Baht for Children. However, for foreigners, the fee is 200 Baht per person. Furthermore, if you’ve come by your own vehicle you will have to give the parking fees which is 30 Baht for a car and 20 Baht for a motorbike.
The park remains open for visitors from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you want to enjoy the serenity of the place, avoid visiting on the weekends and on the weekdays, plan for early morning.
What is the Best Time to Visit the Tad Mork Waterfall
Unlike the other waterfalls of Chiang Mai that are best visited during monsoons, Tad Mork waterfall looks the most beautiful during winters. During the winter season, the fog intensifies. The cool weather adds much-needed freshness to the air.