Than Thong Waterfall

On the road to Phayao

Photo of Than Thong Waterfall, , Lampang

What we say: 2.5 stars

You're certainly not going to travel across the country to experience Than Thong Waterfall, but if you're making your own way between Lampang and Phayao, it makes for a comfortable spot to break the ride (or drive).

This is one of Lampang's more easily-visited waterfalls, as Than Thong runs off a cliff right beside the road and there are a couple of food stalls at the base which offer nice enough spots for weary travellers to rest.

This is a small waterfall though and is certainly not worth getting off the bus for, but if you're travelling under your own steam, stop here for a cool drink and to stretch your legs. There are actually two parts to the falls, with the second section running down a rock face about 30m from the main falls.

The waterfall is on Route 120 between Wang Neua and Phayao -- and is a long way from Lampang's provincial capital.

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How to get there: The waterfall is around 30km from Wang Neua on the road to Phayao (route 120).
Last updated: 14th June, 2014

About the author:
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.
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