The Mae Ngat Dam & Reservoir

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The Mae Ngat Dam & Reservoir

The Mae Ngat Dam & Reservoir
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chiangmaicharlies
Chiang Mai, Thailand5,592 contributions
Great for nature lovers and hikers
Jul 2020
An hour's drive out of central Chiang Mai, Mae Ngat Dam & Reservoir is a typical Thai national park area with plenty of paths to follow.

Some beautiful views, particularly when the weather is fine.
Written July 7, 2020
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Naomi B
London, UK84 contributions
Getting out of the city...
Jan 2020
A trip to the Mae Nat dam is worth it if you have a few days in Chiang Mai. We hired a private taxi for the day and visited a tea plantation in the morning then took a short drive to the dam. It is possible to walk on the top of the dam but only a short way. As you might expect, there is a small bar/restaurant there if you want to stop and take a break to look at the view The best side to enter the park area is on the West. If you are trekking then you need to pay an entrance fee but if you are just going to sample the restaurants, there is no fee. Don't be fooled by the vans that say 'free transport to Eakachai floating restaurant'. The vans that drive you 100m down the hill to the boats may be free but the boats are not! Its just that they charge you as part of your restaurant bill! 600BHT.. Never the less, it's worth it to take the boat ride across the lake. After about 15 minutes , you almost reach the other side of the dam. Its a place full of small inlets, many of which hide floating houses. It is possible to rent them but make sure you have good neighbours and a kayak as it's pretty isolated.. The restaurant afforded gorgeous views across the lake and the food was pretty good too. I'd recommend the fish options.. Altogether a really nice day...
Written January 27, 2020
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kcmooreiii
Mae Rim, Thailand444 contributions
Nice Enough Day Trip
Feb 2019 • Friends
Good place for a day trip. Take a long-tail to one of the floating restaurants and enjoy the afternoon. Best to go during/after the rainy season when the water is high.
Written May 6, 2019
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StephT534
Melbourne, Australia92 contributions
Quite beautiful and peaceful
Jan 2019 • Friends
We took a boat trip on the lake to eat at a restaurant! The facilities are good at many of the “restaurants” including accommodation, water activities and more. There are families that have been granted permission to live on the lake in floating houses which are interesting to see. Most of these families rely on visitors for their income. Worth a visit!
Written January 20, 2019
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Misha A
Los Angeles, CA37 contributions
water holiday
Aug 2018
lovely restaurant and playground on the calm waters of the reservoir. good for kayaking. food was great, especially if one calls ahead for the fish. kids loved playing in the small water park next to the restaurant. And the water was pretty calm, always a plus when travelling in a boat.
Written October 10, 2018
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paulsmith6020
Pattaya, Thailand131 contributions
Relaxing place
Jun 2018
The Mae Ngat Dam & Reservoir is a big favourite of mine. I've been to 3 of the accomodations now. Best to go when the water is high.
Written October 2, 2018
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Dell C
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand18 contributions
To expensive and Dirty
Aug 2018 • Family
Not really a safe place for children with no safety, nails sticking out the floor of the very dirty hotels
Written August 11, 2018
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand2,816 contributions
Dam right!!
Jun 2018 • Couples
Nice views of the reservoir and surrounding countryside from the top of the dam. Visitors can drive up to the top of the dam and then walk out along the top. Nice place for a quiet visit.
Written June 13, 2018
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Robert R
Chiang Mai, Thailand363 contributions
beautiful lake, very few other people there
Apr 2018 • Friends
The Ngat Reservoir is slightly Northwest of Doi Saket accessed by Highway 118. Take a left after passing the southbound truck scale when there is an overhead sign spanning the entire roadway. Being a reservoir, there is no swimming but the scenery and solitude more than make up for it. On the most NW corner of the lake, near the new bridge, is a food service and boat launch area. Excellent day-trip.
Written May 20, 2018
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songlines
Mae Hong Son, Thailand93 contributions
Relaxing lake to spend day, afternoon, or overnight
Jan 2018 • Friends
Our local Thai hosts took us to their favourite nearby relaxing getaway. We arrived in time for lunch, swam in water in the afternoon, and then enjoyed sunset on the boat ride back. My only regret was that we had not planned an overnight stay to enjoy the serenity of the place.
Written January 29, 2018
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