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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank adrianhartantol
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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

Thank David B
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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

1  Thank TomWall60
Reviewed 5 December 2016

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

Thank 789bbrown
Reviewed 3 August 2016

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.

Thank Sunshine1943
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Besides crossing over it a few times, I took a nice stroll along the Ping River, which was a simple and lovely pleasure.

Thank JDZatSF
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Not sure why people would bother going to "view" the Mae Ping river?! But visiting/living in Chiang Mai you can't not go over it at some point. Wouldn't bother lingering though - and certainly wouldn't risk touching the water!

Thank SquashAddict
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Seeing old photos of the river it used to be packed with barges and boats transferring goods south before modern transport. Now only a few cruise boats navigate the river. Seems fairly clean with fisherman on the banks in the city where you can take...More

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The Mae Ping has fallen about 700 feet since it's source in the mountains and is a slow moving river through Chiang Mai. It has some areas that broder city streets and others that are more secluded and restful. Some areas, near the US Consulate...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Many bridges cross this wide muddy river water is usually brown with silt. Low water December to March. Boat trips operated by Scorpions or Mae Ping River cruises are available. Gives you the opportunity to see Chiang Mai from a different angle. Whilst I wouldn't...More

Thank Christian K
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