Go Bamboo Rafting in Mae Wang, Chiang Mai ‘Funnest and coolest ever!’

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There are many activities that can prevent you from hot weather. You can go swimming, taking a bath, sitting relax in an air-conditioned room, eating ice cream or whatever, But, if you get tired of these, then how about trying something else instead? 

Dont want to do the same things anymore? Wanna touch a different atmosphere? What do you say if you have a chance of rafting on the nice, cool water at Mae Wang, Chiang Mai?

Surely, this will sound interesting for most of you. After feeling so exhausted about your work or study, it won’t be bad at all to go to Mae Wang, sitting nearby the stream, dipping your feet into the water or even going rafting on it.

Mae Wang river is in the area of Mae Wang national park, and actually a tourism county in Chiang Mai. When you arrive, you will see that the area is surrounded with mountains, clear sky and clean waters. Most tourists love to go there in the middle of summer, of course, because the water at Mae Wang is cool all year round.

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rafting in mae wang, bamboo rafting in mae wang, chiang mai adventures, chiang mai activities

So, if you wish to go rafting, there are two kinds of rafting in Mae Wang. The first kind is to go with a tour guide. The second kind is to go all by yourself. You just can choose whatever you want. If it’s your first time of going to Mae Wang and you don’t know much about the area, you probably need a tour guide so you don’t get lost. But, if you’ve been to Mae Wang before and know your ways around, you can just grab a raft and go on it with your friends and family.

How do the rafts in Mae Wang look? No, they’re not rubber rafts like the ones used on the beaches or in swimmmng pools. No! These are bamboo raft! Yes, you heard it right! The bamboos connect to each other in ancient style. They’re not thick or hard very much. Therefore, when you sit on one, you will get wet too. Moreover, you have to be very careful when you’re in the middle of this activity. Don’t stand and bounce when your raft moves, or it will turn upside down or become broken. However, it’s safe to play with the rafts there, because the current is not harsh at all. The main purpose is to go around for sightseeing, noticing trees, water and animals, something like these. Rafting in Mae Wang is not an adventurous style. However, on some part of the stream, the water may flow a little bit harder than usual, so you have to be extra careful and try to avoid the rocks.

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rafting in mae wang, bamboo rafting in mae wang, chiang mai adventures, chiang mai activities

Both children and adults can go rafting. Feel free to. But, for young childrem, the guardians must take very good care of them.

In fact, going rafting isn’t the only activity in Mae Wang, but there are also more, for instances, to the pavilions, to go riding the elephants. There will be signs written the directions to all of these, don’t worry. Absolutely, you will enjoy everything. The whole neighbourhood is decorated naturally and leisurely. This is a good land to go if you need a long long vacation and separation of your busy life.

There are food booths and restaurants around the area. So, whenever you get hungry, just buy some. They’re not too expensive. The prices start at about 20 or 30 Baht. Especially on Saturday and Sunday, there will be more food sold there.

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rafting in mae wang, bamboo rafting in mae wang, chiang mai adventures, chiang mai activities

How to get there

In order to go to Mae Wang, you should drive out of Chiang Mai downtown. Then use the Highway Chiang Mai-Hod, continuing straight for about 20 kilometres until you see the sign written the direction to ‘Mae Wang’. Remember, drive carefully all the time because you have to go throught the community area. Then, after reaching San Pa Thong County Junction, you turn right to the ascent of the mountain. After that, keep going for another 10 kilometres. At that point, you should pass the big market of the county. You can stop by there if you want to buy some cloths just for water activities, in case you forget to bring some. Then, if you leave the market and keep going for a little bit, you will start to see some tourist attractions like the elephant kingdom and many restaurants. These restaurants mostly provide services of rafting. You can ask them for more details.

Booking : Private tour to Bamboo Rafting in Mae Wang

Nearby Places

Pha Chor is in Mae Wang National Park and accessible via a turning off the main highway for Doi Inthanon National Park and Mae Hong Son. The passing of time can change the topography of a place and can create strange sights. Pha Chor is a natural phenomenon of eroded soil pillars. It is believed that this used to be the Ping River watercourse. When the river changed route the site became a hill from the river sediment that piled up into layers. When time passed, it eroded and became cliffs and soil pillars of strange shapes.

Doi Inthanon National Park is home to the tallest point in the entire Thailand. Situated 2500 meters above sea level, this tall and stunning mountain is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Chiang Mai city due to its picturesque scenery and cool weather.

2018-11-06T10:49:08+00:00

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