The What’s Up Guide to Chiang Mai Grand Canyon Water Park

Opened in late 2016, Grand Canyon Water Park has fast evolved into one of the most popular adventure and fun destinations in Chiang Mai. The park is built from inflatable rafts, climbing walls, slides and chutes and is situated in an old water-filled quarry. The whole thing resembles a vividly coloured floating obstacle course. In addition, a 400-metre zipline, kayaking and wakeboarding increase the adventures here.

Sliding down chutes, swinging on ropes and bouncing on the rafts has proved to be a winner. Jumping off the climbing wall is a thrill. Although not as high as the sheer cliffs surrounding the Grand Canyon, jumping off it and into the water is less likely to result in any kind of injury. On warm days, the water provides a welcome respite from the heat of the inflatable apparatus.

The safety of visitors is paramount and qualified lifeguards are on duty for the duration of thepark’s opening hours. Jeans and other clothing are banned and visitors are required to put on swimwear before entering the park’s play areas. Lifejackets are also compulsory. A shop in the park stocks a nice collection of swimsuits for those who do not have their own.

The air-conditioned caramelo café or its outdoor patio-deck are relaxing spots to enjoy a break from the fun or for après-play snacks and drinks. The café serves gourmet coffees, juices, smoothies and Italian sodas. Another spot to soak up a few rays is the onsite sunbathing beach. Grand Canyon Water Park is located in the Hang Dong sub-district of Nam Phrae and is about 15kms to the southwest of Chiang Mai.

 How to Get to Grand Canyon Water Park 
Getting here, you need to get a tuk-tuk or songthaew for the trip. Renting a car or motorcycle is another option. Rentalcars.com is a preferred partner for What’s Up and is a global car hire provider offering competitive daily rental rates in Chiang Mai.

 Contact Details  
*Note: Prices do change, we recommend you check with the park before visiting.
Grand Canyon Water Park: #202, Moo 3, T. Namprae, A. Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230 | Open: 09:00-18:30 (Daily) | Entrance Fees: Adult 550 B, Child 450 B | Tel: +66 63 672 4007 | Facebook 

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