It was about 2 months ago when the whole Chiang Mai and northern provinces of our country got covered with PM 2.5 smog pullution. My husband heard that the Chuem-Jai Suspension Bridge was just unofficially opened, we did not hesitate to try the new road.
We crossed the bridge over to the other side of the dam by our SUV car with 4 adult passengers. Even though the driving condition was not good, it was very exciting trip. Like in the pictures, the road was quite narrow and full of dust. There were 2-3 pick-up cars sharing the road with us.
It sounds little funny that the place we were going to on the other side of the bridge is also a part of Luang Nue District. It used to locate at least 2 villages at whole reserviors' areas. Untill 1979, the Thai government started building the dam and after the reservoir was made, it has separated the district into 2 sides. One is on Doisaket side, the others is on Mae Taeng side.
The very amazing places to visit on the other side of the mountain are Bua Tong Waterfalls, Num Pu Jed Si and Wat Tum Bua Tong Temple. The road leads us to other roads to Mae Tang and Prao. We also can take the road to Chiang Mai city with shorter distance.
All recommended attractions are in the same park area. Bua Tong Waterfalls or "Sticky Waterfalls" is a special destination that you should not miss. How fun it would be if you can explore the falls by walking up and down with your bare feet, or even climbing up easily. It is not slippery at all and the water is crystal clear. To come here with friends and families is more fun. Some local Thai food, snacks and drinks shop are on site. It is no fee for parking and admission.
We are lucky that we live not far from beatiful attractions. It is not often I share my family and happy time's experiences on social community, but on this our own space.
Travel near home!