A cruise on the Ping River is relaxing and comes with the added bonus of revealing a facet of Chiang Mai not visible from land. Scorpion Tailed River Cruise operates daily Ping River cruises which include the signature Northern Thai dessert of sticky rice and mango and a fruit beverage. Ping River lunch and dinner cruises combine the chance of enjoying traditional Thai fare with a backdrop of the city and its historic temples and chedis. Daytime cruises pass through lush landscapes on the edges of the city.
MAE PING RIVER CRUISE
Mae Ping River Cruise provides a choice of sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises. Averaging 2.5 hours, the daytime cruises are longer and go as far as the ruins of the thirteenth century city of Wiang Kum Kam. People taking lunch cruises have the choice of Chiang Mai khao soi egg noodle and curry soup or a Thai meal. The dinner cruise mueal also comes with a collection of Thai favourites.
Mae Ping River Cruise: #133 Charoenprathet Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 08:00-18:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 278 822, +66 81 884 4621 | Website | E-mail | Map
THE RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT
The Riverside Restaurant is a long established international eatery close to Narawat Bridge. This restaurant offers dinner cruises every evening. Diners board the Riverside cruiser at the restaurant’s private jetty 75 minutes before the 20:00 sailing. This gives the crew time to take orders from the restaurant’s menu and the chefs to prepare it. Options cover all the Thai and Northern favourites with pad Thai fried noodles, Chiang mai hors d’oeuvres and geng ke-ow wan green curry among the choices. The dinner cruise is 75 minutes long.
The Riverside Restaurant: #9-11, Charoenrat Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 10:00-01:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 243 239 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map