Mae Ping River, Chiang Mai

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The lifeline of many villages in the area, Mae Ping River provides much-needed water and irrigation to support rice paddies, gardens, and wet-farming industries. The river is 658 km (409 mi) long and passes through many provinces. Taking a boat tour allows you to see a series of riverfront towns and historic cities. The scenery changes as you depart urban centers and pass by forests, fertile rice paddies, flower gardens, and coffee, tea, strawberry, and tobacco plantations. For Mae Ping River and beyond, use our Chiang Mai trip maker to get the most from your Chiang Mai vacation.
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  • 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 bridge...  more »
  • Just an ordinary River which divides the city of Chiang Mai. Are visible is nothing special. But the artery North Thailand society it will look interesting because it buzzes when the celebration of Loy Krathong. Thousands of lanterns floating above the surface of the dilarungkan River. Of course the moment that it's a shame to miss.
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  • When Peng Festival (Roy Caton). Comoros (fly to the sky lanterns) rose from the East Coast, and many lanterns are floated on the river.
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