Mae Ping River
Mae Ping River
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Perry H
San Diego, CA1,796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Even though the water was very low the 50 Min. Bamboo raft ride down the river was very nice and tranquil. Our two raftmen did a great job keeping us from bottoming out in the low river.
Beautiful scenery and quiet made this very wonderful.
Written February 5, 2020
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bhferrell
San Francisco, CA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We (four of us) booked this tour at the last minute with the help of our hotel staff. Picked up at our hotel and dropped off in time to explore War Chai Mongkhon and have a good cappuccino on the boathouse pier. We were fortunate to have the boat and a wonderful captain, Tien to ourselves. Khun Tien gave a wonderful tour pointing out different landmarks and the historical significance of each. He gave us a great tour of the riverside farmhouse and introduced us to the many fresh grown herbs used in regional cooking. As we enjoyed fresh herbed drinks and ice cream, it began to rain. And it rained HARD! There was no where better to be during a downpour! Although part of the farmhouse has suffered from the COVID pandemic’s devastating effects on tourism, the spirit there is very much alive!

We are grateful to KhunTien for sharing his wealth of knowledge and passion for the history and cultures which continue to shape the Chiang Mai area, northern Thailand and beyond. This boat ride down the Mae Ping was a truly wonderful experience and I highly recommend it!
Written July 12, 2022
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Julie M
Sheffield, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Fantastic trip, with my daughter, amazingly we had boat to ourselves! Great views, farmhouse trip was very informative and guide was really knowledgeable. Welcome ice cream and drink very nice! Would highly recommend!
Written May 2, 2023
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Grebbs2014
Ponteland, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Had a great trip up the river with a stop off at the farmers lodge for fruit and drink, great way to spend the day and lots to see, well worth it
Written December 16, 2019
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KarenPJsy
Jersey, UK158 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013
20 mon down the fairly brown Ping River to a small jetty with a "farm" attached. Farm - 5 geese and 2 fat wild pigs and a few plants and herbs. Fresh fruit served. Watermelon and pineapple - not exactly from the farm but nice. Guide alleged it was the snake pit as filmed in Rambo 4......
Written June 16, 2013
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Claudia M
Zürich41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
(http://www.maepingrivercruise.com/)
When we finally found it behind the Wat Chaimongkol, we booked a long boat river cruise in the afternoon. It was a very pleasant cruise and a great way to see the city from the waterside. The guide/skipper on the steering had entertaining stories to tell and was also explaining the sights as we went. The stop at the Thai Farmer’s House proved to be more interesting than we expected. It was a fun and easy-going activity. Take your photo camera with you!
Written April 2, 2013
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Genesis Int'l T
Chiang Mai, Thailand41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The river itself may not be that attractive. But there are river cruises available. You can get to see a number of places while cruising. Night lights are romantic.
Written January 7, 2013
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Pigman58
Paphos, Cyprus373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The ping river separates the western side of the city - including the old walled city - from the little visited eastern half. The highlight is undoubtedly when kratong and lanterns in their hundreds if not thousands are released by the river during the Yi Peng or Loy Kratong festival in November. However, a trip along the river is really worth while at any time of year. Boats can be picked up from the eastern bank, south of the foot bridge, though prices vary.

All appear to be much the same - a trip along the river, seeing the countryside to a small restaurant / drink stop, which has an interesting selection of culinary plants growing for visitors to inspect. Sophisticated these trips are not, but a great way to see a bit of Chiang Mai life outside the usual tourist haunts.
Written April 14, 2009
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Why ?
Because it is what we did and we had the chance to see several interesting events.
Like a Wedding, or a gathering of boy scouts or Loi Kratong floating candles launching...
And we didn't see any tourists at all.
So it was, if dare I say, authentic ?
You know, we tourists (!) are always looking for the authenticity of what we see, dreading the crowds or the hustle of sellers forcing into our hands unneeded souvenirs.
Well, all this didn't happen near the river, which in itself was remarkable as we were in Chiang Mai for 5 days, last November, for Yi Peng and Loy Krathong (Lantern Festival), which are the top touristic events of the year.

However, if you are in Chiang Mai for 1 or 2 days only, then there many more amazing things to see and experience (like visiting the Temples for instance).

So if you have enough time, this river is a nice enough place to see, with may be a short cruise on it.

As always (or almost) I have attached plenty of pictures...to give you a glimpse of what we enjoyed to see there.
Written October 13, 2019
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michaelcaine3688
Penang Island, Malaysia38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Booked this trip to avoid the heat for a couple of hours, from booking the trip to actually getting on the boat took about 35 minutes but guess that was a 1 off. Not a great amount to see apart from riverside houses, loads of trees and vegetation and quite a few fishermen but I was next to the driver who spoke good English and explained all that was going on. At the end you visit a farm and are given refreshments of melon, pineapple and lemongrass juice and a chance to look around, not overly exciting but for 550 baht probably worth it.
Written May 16, 2018
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