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Reviewed 28 November 2017

THERE is something restful about spending time by the Mae Ping river in Chiang Mai. During my stay in the city I took various boat rides up and down it out into the countryside, lazily watching bridges drift by, people fishing and the general bustle...More

Thank singhasam
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We have crossed and re-crossed the river on a number of occasions by tour bus. It ranged from fast flowing where narrow to being almost torpid where it's wider. It's still looks a dirty brown river wherever the view. Better seen in the countryside if...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Its very slow, and to be honest theres not much to see. The guide only has few things to announce: restaurants, villas and hotels at the river banks. Its for sure time out from the city, but Chiang Mai itself is not very 'fast', so...More

Thank Adrian H
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The Mae Ping River runs through the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. As rivers go it is unremarkable. But if you want a pleasant early morning or evening walk (when it is not so hot) you can walk across the old Iron Bridge, along...More

1  Thank David B
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...More

3  Thank TomWall60
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...More

Thank 789bbrown
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.

Thank Sunshine1943
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.

Thank JDZatSF
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!

Thank SquashAddict
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...More

Thank Nomadman411978
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