Spiderman waterfalls by Neil.
This is a trip the boys and I organised to go and visit Bua Tong waterfalls near Chiang Mai. At the time Jen and Katie were volunteering at the Elephant Nature Park sanctuary.
To get there – ask a Tuk Tuk driver to take you to the mini- van that goes to Phrao. The number on the bus is 928 and this will cost you just 50 baht. It takes about 1 hour to get to the road end for Bua Tong. It is then a 3 km walk to the waterfall along a road with great scenery on the way. After walking only 10 mins a man in a 4wd stopped and kindly gave us a lift there. He told he was a policeman and wished us a good day.
It is inside the Mae Taeng National Forest Reserve.
The waterfall was amazing. I think most boys dream of having the climbing skills of Spider-Man , well here is your chance to try them out. I did find this place on the web!!
The high calcium content present in the water is deposited onto the rocks at the waterfall and it is this thick layer that provides us with a super grippy surface.
Adam, Matt and I all scaled it like our local Spider-Man. It was great fun, well worth a visit.
The 3 km walk back to the road end is beautiful- it’s like the scenery in the film The Beach.
Our bus was meant to arrive at 4pm but was late. The kind man who stays there stopped a Songthaw which took us back to Chiang Mia. The journey took us over an hour and cost us the grand sum of 100 baht, £1.80ish.
A real adventure on a budget.