Chinese New Year Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai's Wararot market celebrates the Chinese Spring Festival

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The Warorot Market, in Chiang Mai's city center, will see special celebrations the Chinese New Year Festival. Chiang Mai has its own small Chinatown, of course, centered mostly on the bustling Warorot area. This is one of those vibrant places where you can buy everything and anything, from clothes, through food, to rare Chinese tonics and medicine. This is not the touristic Night Bazaar, so be prepared for surprises!

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The market enjoys an advantageous location in the heart of the city, close to the Ping River and the main Nawarat Bridge. A short two-minute walk from the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Warorot Market is open every day, early.

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However, this February watch out for the celebrations organized for the Chinese New Year when the streets, normally full of cars and tuk-tuks, will be closed for the two days of the main festivities. Long market stalls will be set up, along with stages for performances. Thai and Chinese food vendors will tempt you with their delicious and aromatic dishes, and a variety of colorful lanterns and other festive lights will festoon the streets.

The color red is very important for the Chinese people, especially at the time of the Chinese New Year, we can anticipate a tide of red-colored decorations. Let us also not forget the inevitable fireworks, beloved by the Thais and of course invented by their Chinese neighbors.

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Adding to the color and energy will be the costumes worn by children dressing up to take part in performances and beauty contests, not to mention the local women sporting their traditional costumes and headgear. Colorful dragon dances accompanied enlivened by firecrackers will offer excellent photo opportunities.

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Chinese New Year is a big event in Asia, and Thailand is very good at parties and celebrations. So, if you enjoy multi-cultural festivals, be sure to head down to Warorot Market to join in the smiles and the fun.

Mok Fah Waterfall are a part of the Doi Suthep - Pui National Park

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Day tour to Mok Fah Waterfall Chiang Mai, Mae Tang area If you’re visiting Chiang Mai and want to try something tourists don’t get to do, then how about swimming at the Mok Fah waterfall just 60km outside of Chiang Mai and on the non-tourist road to Pai, Mae Hong Son.

Mok Fah Waterfall is one of the beautiful waterfalls located in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park in Mueang district, Mae Rim district, and Hang Dong district in Chiang Mai Province. The national park is 163,162.5 rai or around 261 square kilometers. The highest point of it is at Doi Pui, which is on a height of 1,658 meters above sea level.

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mok fah waterfall, mok fa waterfall

This one-level waterfall is located in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park on the Mae Malai-Pai road. Mok Fa waterfall is surrounded with lush green trees, is full of water all year round. Within the same area there are also the Mork Fa caves (Bat Cave) and nature trail.

The main attraction is of course Mok Fah Waterfall. It is huge, 60-metres high! It’s allowed to swim there, so take your swimming suit and towel. Water is cold and fresh, perfect for cooling during the hot day in Thailand.

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How to get to Mok Fah Waterfall

From Ching Mai city centre dive along highway no. 107 (Chiang Mai - Fang route). Take a left turn to route no. 1095 ( Mae Malai - Pai route) around 45 km.

Entrance fee : Admission for foreigners is 200 Baht.

Operating time : 08.00 - 17.00

Address : Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Mae Malai-Pai Rd., Suthep, Muang Chiang Mai, 50000