Mok Fa Waterfall in Chiang Mai
Mok Fa Waterfall is one of the beautiful waterfalls located in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park in Mueang district, Mae Rim district, and Hang Dong district in Chiang Mai Province. The national park is 163,162.5 rai or around 261 square kilometers. The highest point of it is at Doi Pui, which is on a height of 1,658 meters above sea level. The water at Mok Fa Waterfall drops from the high cliff to the swamp below and runs along the stream. It is not so far from Mueang district of Chiang Mai and is very alive with trees. Apart from the beautiful waterfall, there is also Tham Mok Fa, the habitat of bats and the nature trail for nature lovers to join a lot of activities such as swimming, camping, surveying the nature, and bird watching. Mok Fa Waterfall is originated from the stream that runs from the thick wood and separates into two streams falling from the stone cliff. The area is full of large trees and plants like moss and fern and the moisture from the waterfall steam can also cool the air. The best time to visit this place is during the winter since the water is so clean and clear that the tourists can go swimming at the swamp below.
In the morning, the sunlight shines and reflects the white stream, causing a color of the rainbow sparking brilliantly. Green moss and fern always stick at the cliff. In the winter and the autumn, the waterfall provides different wonderful atmosphere, while in the rainy season, it is no less beautiful than any other time. The water runs more intensely and hits the cliff and the swamp below more loudly. The steam splashes and spreads everywhere, making all over the places look glorious with the white fog which leads to the name of the waterfall. If the tourists want to spend a night at the waterfall, a campsite and four houses are offered for them but the tourists should reserve the places or contact Doi Suthep-Doi Pui National Park in advance.