The Wachirathan Waterfall is one of the three main waterfalls in the Doi Inthanon National Park. It is a multi-level fall with a total drop of around 80 metres.
It is reached via a narrow and steep road off the northern side of the highway at roughly the 21 KM mark on highway 1009.
Although the falls are flowing all year, the biggest quantity of water will be flowing during the wet season from May to November.
There is a lot of spray from the falls which creates a rain-like mist that flows down the valley. If you have camera gear or sensitive electronic equipment that may be prone to water damage you may wish to bring protective coverings.
The mist can be at times very impressive to look at and you will almost always see rainbows in the mist. This makes it a popular spot for taking movies and photos.
I do recommend that you wear appropriate footwear as the area is often slippery and muddy.
The car park is located right next to the falls, so it is only a short walk up a path to the viewing areas.
While in the area I would recommend a visit to Doi Inthanon Summit and the Twin Chedis built for the 60th birthdays of the King and Queen. The brown Pra Mahathart Napamaythaneedol Chedi was built for Him and the pink Pra Mahathart Napapoommisiri Chedi for Her.
Wachirathan Waterfall Image Gallery
Click any image in the grid below for a larger view, and description of the image. A visit to The Wachiratan Waterfall can be included as part of any of our Doi Inthanon Tours.