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Mae Ping River Cruise

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Laos’s Nam Ou, Cambodia’s Sangkar, or even Chiang Rai’s Kok River this is not, so don’t expect dramatic scenery and an untamed river, but a cruise on the Ping River is a very pleasant way to while away a few hours.

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Mae Ping River Cruise seem to have pretty much cornered the market but deservedly so. Their boats depart from Wat Chai Mongkol (or Mongkon), just off Charoen Prathet Road, and their cruise takes you by downtown Chiang Mai then out through the northern suburbs to what they claim is a “farmer’s house”. It may once have been a farmer’s house but it’s now a combination museum, restaurant and fruit and vegetable garden, where you are given a juice and huge fruit platter and have the option to buy coffees or other drinks as well as souvenirs. A restaurant on site means you can have a lunch of say khao soi or fried rice ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)

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