Come again? Yes, that’s right: these forest-hidden falls are known as the “sticky waterfall” due to a mineral deposit that helps your boots grip onto the bulbous, sponge-like rocks. You’ll find no algae or slime on these rocks – just a plain, non-slippery surface to help you climb up to the top. It gets quite steep in some places, so you should still take care – but sure-footed climbers will have no problems.
To find Bua Tong Sticky Waterfall, you’ll need to drive an hour and a half north of Chiang Mai’s Old City – or join our exclusive nine-day adventure through Northern Thailand, which includes a visit.