Travelling Chiang Mai attractions with Stand Up Paddle Board on your day-off

November 11, 2016

           One of the most famous tourists attracted province in Thailand, Chiang Mai is absolutely on the lists. There are a lot of tourist attractions in Chiang Mai like you don’t know where to start. Chiang Mai is full of challenge activities that are waiting for you. If you would like to experience the new exciting, joyful and excellent activities for all family members, try getting a SUP board with you to Chiang Mai.

           Nowaday Inflatable board becomes popular among SUP Players. The board requires little storage area and provides light weight and portable features. Let you enjoy Stand Up Paddling anywhere you want.

           You could enjoy Stand Up Paddling at many places in Chiang Main. Here are top three outstanding destinations that SUP lovers shouldn’t miss.

SUP Places for SUPing in Chiang Mai

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           1. Mae Ngat Somboon Chon Dam

           This is one of a natural tourist attraction that provides exciting activities to you. You could enjoy swimming, kayaking or enjoy other water play station. Includes the restaurants, accommodations and facilities provided. Mae Ngat Somboon Chon Dam is very popular among the tourists. It takes only an hour and 30 minutes from Chiang Mai town to reach the destination. The resorts provide many services such as water activities or day-trip. Stand Up Padding at Mae Ngat Somboon Chon Dam is another interesting choice for you because you could enjoy your SUP for sightseeing and enjoy your surrounding atmosphere like the sunset or sunrise. We could say that SUP is another nature-friendly activity and suit for every member of your family.

           Service charge : Day Trip / Round Trip and over night trip are availbled.
           Opening time : Open daily from 09.00 AM.- 06.00 PM.
           Ekachai Houseboat : Baanpao sub-district, Maetang district, Chiang Mai
           Tel : 08 3480 5679 ,08 1950 9420
           Website : เฟซบุ๊คเรือนแพเอกชัย

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           2. Grand Canyon Chiang Mai

           Grand Canyon Chiang Mai is another natural reservoir. It is a result of digging the soil for sale until it comes a huge pool full of emerald-green water. Hence Grand Canyon has its characteristic as a high ridge, you could bring your SUP board there and enjoy the surrounding view or sunset view. Performing Yoga SUP here is also a good idea. Grand Canyon provides life ring and boat for rent. It is suited for enjoying the sunbath on the floating rubber raft. If you are an adventure lover, you could jump into the water from 15 meters height hill. Keep in mind that the most important thing is your safety; you have to wear your life jacket all the time you stay in the water.
           Service charge : 50 THB Entry ticket per person for Thai and foreigner tourists (with equipment for rent)
           Opening time : Open daily from 09.00 AM.- 06.00 PM.
           Location : 244 Moo 3, Baan Paekwang, Namphrea sub-district, Hangdong district, Chiang Mai
           Tel. : 09 0893 9858
           Website : Grand Canyon Facebook

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           3. Huay Tung Tao Lake

           Huay Tung Tao Lake, a reservoir located at sports sub-district, is a result from the considering of His Majesty King. The reservoir is another tourist attraction for the nature and water sport lovers. It surrounded by full touch of nature and restaurant in the park. Huay Tung Tao Lake provides relaxation among family members. Kids could enjoy swimming, and other could enjoy SUP activities in their weekend. You could enjoy the surrouning lake view with complete of nature.
           Service Charge : 20 THB/person
           Opening Time : Open daily from 09.00 AM.- 06.00 PM.
           Location : Donkheaw sub-district, Mae Rim district, Chiang Mai
           Tel. : 05 312 1119
           Website : Huay Tung Tao Website

           Besides the SUP station, Chiang Mai has many interesting and must-not-miss tourist attractions:

           Doi Inthanon National Park: Doi Inthanon is the end part of Himalai mountain range and the highest spot in Thailand up to 2,565 meters over the sea level. The mountain has its geometry of various types of the forest such as rainforest, mixed forest, and pine forest. Doi Inthanon provides cool weather all over the years and covered by the fog all over the day. In winter, there is Mae-kaning (hoar frost) in the morning. It is a charming of Doi Inthanon, which is very popular among the tourists.

           Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a significant temple in Chiang Mai from the past. It was located at the west of the city. You could make a visit and worship by climbing 300 steps of Naga stairs or by taking the cable car during 05.30am.-07.30pm.

           Doi Angkang has its characteristic as a big pool surrounded by high mountains. It located at 1,400 meters from the sea level; as a result, it provides cool weather all over the year. Especially in December – January, the temperature gets lower until the dew becomes frosted. Don’t forget to bring your sweater of a jacket if you plan to visit Doi Angkang at the mentioned period.

           Chiang Mai Zoo is another great tourist attraction for families especially with kids in the families. Visiting Chiang Mai Zoo is another Do-not-miss destination in your trip to Chiang Mai. The zoo provides night-time animal tour or Twilight Zoo.

           Chiang Mai Walking Street is a night market at the weekend as “Wualai Street” on Saturday and “Thapae Street” on Sunday. Chiang Mai Walking Street is also a shopping destination for many local product and handmade product as clothes, souvenirs, bags, scarfs, lamps or any other fashion product includes local foods. It is the biggest walking street in Chiang Mai that attracts the tourist and local people to visit.

           We could say that Chiang Mai is another important tourist attraction in Thailand. Visiting there once would give you lots of experiences and excitement for your trip.


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