Champatong Waterfall

Nearby natural beauty

Photo of Champatong Waterfall, , Phayao

What we say: 3.5 stars

Champatong waterfall can be found in the mountainous area west of Phayao city, and is surrounded by small trails and forest scenery. The waterfall has five levels, though it may be difficult to get to the top if the water gets very high or the path too treacherous during rainy season.

From the top level a trail leads up to the summit of the peak that the waterfall originates from; more intrepid explorers may find the steep climb worth a try, though we were not willing to give it a go in our flip-flops.

The road leading out to Champatong meanders through several rural towns and farmland, and is very scenic and relaxing. Signage will lead you to the waterfall, but be careful not to accidentally wander off the main road, as there are many smaller roads that branch off it at various angles.

More details
20km northwest of Phayao
How to get there: Head west out of the city, either on the lakeside road (Pahon Yotin) or the Super Highway for about five kilometres -- either way is fine, as they merge together a few kilometres outside town. Take a left on route 1127, where you will see signs indicating Champatong Waterfall. Follow 1127 to the park.
Last updated: 16th March, 2012

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