Waterfalls at Doi Inthanon National Park – Sirithan Waterfall and Wachirathan Fall
It’s day two of my blog marathon and I hope you have already read my yesterdays blog post.
So,our next stops after hill tribe village were two waterfalls named Sirithan & Wachirathan.
The first was the Sirithan Waterfall. It’s one of the most visted waterfalls in the Doi Inthanon National Park. The fall is about 40 meters high (origins from the Mae Klang River). The waterfall was named by the Queen who came to visit the fall. There is also a 100 m trail leading through the jungle from the main road to the waterfall. You can come up close and get a good view from a wooden platform in front of the waterfall. Sirithan Waterfall was stunning but we are not allowed to go near the fall(It’s prohibited).
Our next fall was the spectacular Wachirathan or Vachirathan Waterfall which is located in Doi Inthanon National Park, halfway up the mountain. This scenic spot is excellent for picnics and is reached by a short, easy trail from the parking area. It’s one of the famous waterfalls in Doi Inthanon. It’s very easily accessible from the main road going up to the summit of Doi Inthanon from Chiang Mai.
Wachirathan fall is quite voluminous and powerful, especially during raining season. The name Wachirathan means Diamond Creek so it’s a diamond creek falls. The water falls from the height of 60-80m producing sprays which looks absolutely stunning. The fall was surrounded by beautiful trees and it looked pretty with the sun cascading on the flowing water creating a misty veil of great beauty. This impressive waterfall also attracts many photographers as you can get some of the amazing shot of this beautiful fall.