Things to do in Mae Taeng

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Mae Taeng

Things to Do in Mae Taeng


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  • Daniel A
    Beijing, China33,057 contributions
    If you are in the Chiang Mai area, this will be your favorite attraction and I guarantee, you will not want to miss this. Get a driver, have him take you here after breakfast, pack some lunch and or snacks for the long drive (especially if you have young children) and be prepared to have an adventure! You might be tempted to stop along the way there at other attractions like we did but I can surely say you will regret not spending the entire day at the falls if you stop at other places. We stopped at other places, limiting our time at the waterfalls and regretted it so much! We have a 2- and three-year-old, and it might not be advisable to take such young children, but we did and it was actually okay. You can walk down the steps all the way to the last fall and then trek your way up the falls. It is unbelievable and looks so dangerous but it is not. It is called sticky waterfalls for a reason. My children were jumping up and down so happily the entire time they were here and I can say this was the best family adventure, un almost surreal experience that I will treasure forever.
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • RK
    6 contributions
    What a great experience! I highly recommend Thai Elephant Home, the guides were so helpfull and took so many photos. Just the best experience, would visit again.
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • singhasam
    Weymouth, UK3,725 contributions
    THIS temple about an hour's drive outside Chiang Mai was utterly amazing, but the heat was crippling.
    It reached 37C and I was dripping by the time I left, so take my advice and bring plenty of water to keep hydrated.
    Wat Ban Den, also known as the Blue Temple, has some amazing figures from elephants and peacocks to chickens and roosters.
    The site is vast and while I was there new buildings to increase the size of the complex were being worked on.
    It is a Buddhist temple and among its highlights were the Drum Hall, the zodiac pagodas, the Tibetan Sutra Tower, and the teak monks' accommodation which has been built in a Lanna style.
    Try and approach the site in an orderly fashion and do it section after section because if you just wander about then you are likely going to miss something.
    Being orderly is easier said than done because of the huge area you have to cover.
    Fortunately there are toilets here and it is possible to buy some water nearby.
    Definitely a place to visit and I combined Wat Ban Den with several other sites including the famous Sticky Waterfalls to make a day trip out of it. Very interesting and entertaining.
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • michael p
    Atlanta, GA1,095 contributions
    Everything you want to experience with elephants is here. There is a half hour show that really allows them to show off. Watch while they take their morning bath and then spend an hour on their back as you trek into the forrest. A wonderful adventure.
    Written 8 April 2016
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  • Nancy W
    3 contributions
    We loved the afternoon with the elephants. We got to make their food. We saw how they make paper out of the dung. We got to see the elephants up close. We were able to feed them. We got in the lake with them and wash them. People at the company were amazing. They were great with us and the elephants. The elephants seem very happy and well taken care of. Highly recommend this experience.
    Written 12 May 2023
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  • chiangmaicharlies
    Chiang Mai, Thailand5,653 contributions
    An hour's drive out of central Chiang Mai, Mae Ngat Dam & Reservoir is a typical Thai national park area with plenty of paths to follow.

    Some beautiful views, particularly when the weather is fine.
    Written 7 July 2020
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  • Thanatchai Nuchanong
    Ratchaburi Province, Thailand4 contributions
    If you come to Chiang Mai this vacation you can go camping, enjoy
    the view and nature at Huai Nam Dang National Park. In the evening you will be able to see the sunset. At night you can sleep under the stars. and in the morning you can see the sea of ​​fog.
    Written 19 August 2021
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  • Wingfield73
    Chiang Mai, Thailand966 contributions
    This wat is in two different parts. The main monastery area at the foot of the hill is nice - nothing out of the ordinary beyond the friendly welcome by the monks. But its when you go up to the top of the hill - either a thousand steps to gain merit or an easy drive up the narrow winding road to the summit. The new building itself is spectacular with soaring white pinnacles reminiscent of Gothic churches and has great views over the surrounding countryside. But it is the interior which is impressive as it has been constructed around a still intact and ancient stupa.
    Written 28 February 2019
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  • adamolam
    Kfar Uriah, Israel1 contribution
    Note that not all the floating bungalows are the same. Don't settle if you don't like the first place you are taken by
    Written 5 July 2016
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  • Danielle L
    Toronto, Canada6 contributions
    I can't say enough good things about this project! I felt like a kid again, in awe of the power and playfulness of the elephants, and splashing about their pools. Our guide Mew was super fun, funny, and thoughtfully answered all our questions. The staff here all worked together cooking, taking photos, or doing set up. The mahouts clearly cared for the elephants, communicated well with them, and enjoyed having visitors - just beware during mud and water fights!
    Everything was according to schedule, all beasts and humans were well-fed, and we had a nice nap in the van going back into town. Highly recommend this tour for anyone who can hike up a steep hill!
    Written 29 January 2020
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  • Reslimpan
    Rayong, Thailand3,091 contributions
    Pong Duet Geyser turned out to be a nice little stop on our way to Pai. Small paved road all the way to the park. Entry 300 baht for foreigners, 50 for Thai people and 30 for the car. The tickets will allow for same day visit to Pai hot springs and the Huai Nam Dang national park. We parked at the first parking lot as you entered the place and walked the nature trail which is about 1 km. The geyser was nice to see. There is also a pool for those who are interested in thermal mineral bath. The pool was pretty crowded so we saved our bath for Pai hot springs
    Written 27 December 2021
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  • Pavel E
    Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic180 contributions
    We had just the half day experience with the elephants. We got to feed them and wash them. We got to ride on them as well. It's great to be so close to these beautiful animals. The downside is, that the organisation is not so great, as well as it is not so clean. However, we would go again if we could. In the meantime they are improoving their facility as we saw.
    Written 7 January 2014
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Mae Taeng Attractions Information

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