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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...More
It's a river. Murky all year round. Come here at sunset for good views (you should also see bats flying low over the river trying to catch insects) or have a drink at the Riverside bar (they have craft beer, wifi and shade). If you...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.