Photo: Enjoy the late light at Huay Tung Tao.

Huay Tung Tao

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Hugely popular among locals and expats alike but little frequented by tourists, the small but scenic lake of Huay Tung Tao lies a short ride from Chiang Mai’s downtown at the foot of Doi Suthep.

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The small lake, actually a reservoir fed by streams descending the forested backdrop of Doi Suthep, is ideal for swimming and the energetic can also do a circumnavigation on foot. For most though, the main draw is the almost continuous ring of waterside eateries.

Fun with friends. Photo taken in or around Huay Tung Tao, Chiang Mai, Thailand by Mark Ord.

Fun with friends. Photo: Mark Ord

It’s difficult to see where one ends and another begins, and all 30 or so are pretty much identical, featuring slightly raised and covered bamboo platforms set along the water’s edge. Variations on a theme are stilt ones over the water or simple mats on ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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