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The Mae Ngat Dam & Reservoir

#5 of 24 things to do in Mae Taeng Features Animals
Mae Taeng, Thailand
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A good day trip.

We went because it look interesting. It was and more! It had the great view, a boat trip, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cynthia B
Chiang Mai, Thailand

we cycled here and then took a long boat across the reservoir to one of the many floating... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went because it look interesting. It was and more! It had the great view, a boat trip, and nature walks plus it was a nice time outside the city. Easy to get to, about 40 minutes drive. Two roads Remember to take with you...More

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 7 February 2017

we cycled here and then took a long boat across the reservoir to one of the many floating restaurants. The landscape is beautiful with mountains and water and beautiful trees around. Some of the restaurants offer simple over-night accommodation and I imagine it would be...More

Thank Heidikraut
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 nights here. Free wifi. Owned by locals who speak English well. Once there you cant get off until you book a longboat. Swimming and kayaking at your door. 4 rooms have your own kareoke machine if youre into that. Rooms are very basic...More

Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great place to spend the day with family and friends, only 1 hour from Chiang Mai. Just grab a table at a floating restaurant and enjoy yourselves. The place we stayed had a water trampoline and they let us use a kayak for free. The...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We went here to have lunch. We took a boat out to the restaurant, about 10 minutes, and enjoyed the scenery along the way. We sat on the lake and had a very nice meal. A very entertaining, scenic way to spend some time.

Thank 5035Michael
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Don't spend thousands of baht hiring guides on this dam. There are locals that fish the dam daily that will gladly take you for 4-5 hours fishing for just 800 baht! Boat gear and experience all in. 1200 baht and you have them all day!...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The dam was awesome. If you want to get away from the busy cities, head over to this place. It's about 45min(more or less, depends on where you start) ride from Chiang Mai. And it's near Bua Tong Waterfalls (Sticky Falls) too. So you can...More

Thank Jet S
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Nice place to visited very nature and mountain around fresh air breath Just that we want to see!! when we need to get out from the city traffic area , so about we booked accommodation to stay over night we confirmed rooms and toilet etc...More

Thank O Chanya M
Reviewed 27 June 2016

How innovative this little place is, I have visited many dams/reservoirs but never seen businesses sprout from them in a similar manner as this. Where better to have a water adventure area! European and American school children were eating at the restaurant whenever I arrived...More

Thank desi d
Reviewed 23 May 2016

As part of a cycling tour we stopped at the restaurant on the hill above the dam and looked out over the dam during our luch. To get there we rode up up the steep pinch on the right of the dam and then cycled...More

Thank themudgeerambler
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Whom do you contact in advance to make reservations for overnight stays?
21 September 2015|
Response from Marlous B | Reviewed this property |
Hi sawasdeejanie, we did not contact anyone. We visit there in low season, so it's very quiet. I think if you Google for ngat dam Guesthouse, you will find several options! Chokdee!! Grtz marlous
Lisa J
Hi, do you remember the name of the house boats you stayed on? Do they have a website or could you tell me how much you paid? Cheers, Lisa
27 July 2015|
Response from 633philip | Reviewed this property |
You will find on facebook/ReunphaeAekachai Name: Eakachai House boat Boot roundtrip reaching this place 600THB Food & drinks reasonable: 4 pers from 1000THB up
How big is the lake
21 March 2015|
Response from Marlous B | Reviewed this property |
Pretty big, I don't know exact sizes. You can probably check it online. Or on Google maps: )