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“Nice escape”

San Kamphaeng Hot Springs
Reviewed October 24, 2012

The public hot springs are in a big nice park. The springs are impressive. It's funny to cook some eggs and to let the legs in the hot water. There's an outside pool for children. There's also a mineral pool (50 THB) but it's not really clean (the only bad thing). We'll go back there soon with friends.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

What's not to like about the explosive natural phenomenon of a Hot Spring? Went there with three other couples and spent the night in a terrific bungalow, barbecued right on the porch (had great fun running around Lotus selecting fresh food for the B.B.Q!). Can't remember having that much fun shopping for food! Got there early, changed into shorts and T shirt and to the amazement of my friends ( All Thai, including my wife), ran right under the hot centerpiece fountain and danced around maniacally and heard exclamations of shock ( "crazy
farang", "you'll get burned" "Please come out", etc.). After that frenzied display, we went to the segregated (males and females buildings) with individual rooms with tubs filled to the brim with hot water from the springs. Talk about relaxing and soaking in the tub ... (my house and in fact, most Thai houses do not have tubs ...water's too precious here),
but when nature provides, I indulge! Time passed as I napped and then friends shouting wake up, the food's ready! Cold shower followed, fresh jeans and T on, hurried to the bungalow and was amazed to find
that everything was prepared and again scandalously, shocked everyone by consuming the lion's share of the food! A truly wonderful and memorable weekend! Ajarn Jack

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

It is located some 30 km from chiang mai on the road to San Kamphaeng. It has an entrance fee of 40THB for foreigner and this give access to the public area where there is a stream of hot-warm water where everybody immerse their feet. For a more private experience there are bungalows with private pools. Can select the one with very tiny pool where you have to sit inside and cannot lay because of the dimensions and that should cost about 200 THB/hour or can select a bungalow with bigger pool for 300 THB/hour and there you can lay all your body. It is better to go to the hot spring during winter time because during hot season you won't enjoy the experience that much

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Small entrance fee to enter the park (50 baht for adults and 20 baht for kids). Seeing the geysers spewing hot spring water was certainly an experience. You can purchase eggs in a basket and cook them in the 105 deg C spring water. there is a stream that comes off the spring and you can soak your legs in the hot water. The temperature gets lower as you get downstream but its nice and relaxing. Good for the skin I am told !!

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Reviewed July 27, 2012

The Hot Spring gardens are split into several areas after the entrance gate where you have to pay a small entrance fee (50 bath by adult, 20 by child).

Near the entrance are quite a few shops selling souvenirs and local arts and crafts and a restaurant where we ate. The menu is quite varied and mainly Thai food. It was cheap and the quality was OK. Nothing special. Portions were average in size.

The mineral pool area requires an extra entrance fee to go swim in the large mineral pool. You can also rent a towel if you don't have one for an extra 10 bath. There are private cabins for rent and foot massages that we didn't try out. The "changing room/toilet" was fairly clean but smelt very strongly of urine. Not so nice. The pool is quite large and nice and hot. It was a really nice and relaxing dip for all of us.

Leaving the pool, is the mineral water course that runs from the geyser and egg cooking pool (eggs are for sale all over the garden) down through a garden area covered in trees with small shops, a playground and many picnic tables. The kids really enjoyed cooking their eggs in the pool and burning off some steam at the playground.

All in all a very fun and relaxing experience with a local public feeling. This place - as explained by others - is not a "high end" spa area, but more a fun local picnic area for families.

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