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Boattrip on the river

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During one of our first visits to Chiang Mai we made a boat trip on the Ping river.
It was warm in Chiang Mai, so warm that we only wanted to stay in our airconditioned hotel room. But going to Chiang Mai and only sit in a hotel room was not what we actually wanted.
Somehow we heard you could make a boat trip to a traditional wooden house. We thought is was a refreshing idea.

The trip started at a landing place, somewhere behind a temple. We found the temple, and after a while even the landing place.
We were the only two persons on the trip. The boat was small, more persons was not possible.

We went upriver. The water was very high, and that made it difficult for the skipper, because there were large rocks beneath the water surface. At a norla water level you could see the rocks, but not now.
In spiet of the water level we could enjoy the views on the banks of the river with a dense vegetation.

After a while we arrived at the house, a large wooden building on poles, owned by a family in Bangkok.
We were offered a drink underneath the house, and after that we could take a look inside the house. From the outside the house wad very attractice, inside a bit boring, but maybe it was not what we liked.

Nevertheless, we enjoyed the boat trip.


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