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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. See Mae Ping River and all Chiang Mai has to offer by arranging your trip with our Chiang Mai tour planner.
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  • 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 acr...  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 ne...  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 tri...  more »