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A very pleasant time

This is about a 50 minute ride down a scnic river on a bamboo raft. It is quite safe, though the wooden bench seat can be hard on you bottom. There are some very mild rapids along... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is about a 50 minute ride down a scnic river on a bamboo raft. It is quite safe, though the wooden bench seat can be hard on you bottom. There are some very mild rapids along the way. You will need to check to be sure there is water enough in the river, because I understand during dry times,... More 

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Eden, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

TBT our guide was very professional, greeted with smile and picked up from hotel in airconditioned transport. TBT was passinate about her culture and knowledgeable - her english was quite good she tried to please. Prior to the river cruise we visited markets sampling some local delicacies as well as viewing monuments on the way. TBT was always giving commentary... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I used to live with the river below my at Rim Ping Condominium and I could watch the boats go by and see folks who were part of a boat trip along the river including lunch and dinner. A great place to hang out.

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San Francisco, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Besides crossing over it a few times, I took a nice stroll along the Ping River, which was a simple and lovely pleasure.

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Chiang Mai
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Not sure why people would bother going to "view" the Mae Ping river?! But visiting/living in Chiang Mai you can't not go over it at some point. Wouldn't bother lingering though - and certainly wouldn't risk touching the water!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Seeing old photos of the river it used to be packed with barges and boats transferring goods south before modern transport. Now only a few cruise boats navigate the river. Seems fairly clean with fisherman on the banks in the city where you can take a walk.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The Mae Ping has fallen about 700 feet since it's source in the mountains and is a slow moving river through Chiang Mai. It has some areas that broder city streets and others that are more secluded and restful. Some areas, near the US Consulate General may have trash issues at times but other areas are quiet and surprisingly removed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Many bridges cross this wide muddy river water is usually brown with silt. Low water December to March. Boat trips operated by Scorpions or Mae Ping River cruises are available. Gives you the opportunity to see Chiang Mai from a different angle. Whilst I wouldn't swim in the river there is little or no smell from the water so a... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

The Mae Ping River is the main river running through Chiang Mai and as such can be seen easily from a number of vantage points. The river is the source of transport and livelihood for a number of locals. Visitors can go further up the maintains to enjoy a number of rafting and kayaking activities as well as local boat... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

This river is not the most beautiful in the world, but if you follow the road that runs alongside it, from inside the city all the way down to Samoeng, it's a really nice and scenic drive with a beautiful view of the mountains the further south you go. I definitely recommend it on a motorbike!

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