Mokfa waterfall is very picturesque waterfall
Mokfa waterfall is one-level waterfall located in the area of Doi Suthep – Pui National Park on the Mae Malai – Pai road. Mokfa waterfall is surrounded with lush green trees, is full of water all year round. Within the same area there are also the Mokfa caves (Bat Caves) and nature trail.
The main attraction is of course Mok Fah Waterfall. It is huge, 60-metres high! It’s allowed to swim there, so take your swimming suit and towel. Water is cold and fresh, perfect for cooling during the hot day in Thailand.
The bat cave at the Mokfa waterfall is worth going to see if you are still there at around dusk, this is when the bats start flying out, don’t stand near the cave entrance though because they will run right into you. Even if your not there at dusk it’s worth going up to have a look, not at the cave but the view of the waterfall. Be careful crossing the stream though it’s slipery.
If you’re visiting Chiang Mai and want to try something tourists don’t get to do, then how about swimming at the MokFa waterfall just 60km outside of Chiang Mai and on the non-tourist road to Pai, Mae Hong Son. It’s really a spectacular waterfall and one of few you can actually swim at.
How to get to MokFa waterfall
From Ching Mai city centre dive along highway no. 107 (Chiang Mai – Fang route). Take a left turn to route no. 1095 ( Mae Malai – Pai route) around 45 km. Mokfa waterfall is a great place for a swim and to cool off if you are making the tour from Chiang Mai to Pai.
Opening hours & Entrance fee
It’s open times are 8:00 until 17:00 daily. You’ll have to pay 200 baht, but this entrance fee get’s you in to all the other waterfalls in the National Park for that day. For 1 day tour from Chiang Mai to Pai, you can use the thicket at Mokfa Waterfall, Hui Nam Dung National Park, Tha Pai Hot Spring and Pong Dued hot spring.