Lampang waterfall closed, hot springs still open

Lampang waterfall closed, hot springs still open

Chae Son waterfall in Lampang is closed until further notice after heavy rain and runoff made the area too dangerous for visitors.(Photo by Aswin Wongnorkaew)
Chae Son waterfall in Lampang is closed until further notice after heavy rain and runoff made the area too dangerous for visitors.(Photo by Aswin Wongnorkaew)

LAMPANG - National park authorities have closed access to Chae Son waterfall after heavy rain and runoff made the area too dangerous for visitors.

The popular mineral hot springs at the national park are not affected and remain open.

Pichai Watchawongpaiboon, chief of Chae Son national park in Muang district, said heavy rain fell on the mountainous catchment area supplying water to Chae Son waterfall early on Wednesday. The runoff had swollen the streams and river feeding the waterfall.

The current was strong and dangerous, and the water murky. Paths were also flooded. It was too dangerous to allow visitors, he said after inspecting the area on Wednesday morning.

The waterfall had been declared off-limits to the public, he said.

The downpour had not affected mineral hot spring sites in the national park. Visitors could still enjoy them as usual, the national park chief said.


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