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"Maekok River Trip with Longtail boat" Top 5 Page for this destination Northern Thailand Things to Do Tip by Myndo

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  Mekok River
by Myndo

The Maekok River is a way to get a little feel for the land and for the nature around here.
From the Longtail boats that start from Chiang Rai every morning (around 9 o´clock) you can see the people living at the River and the landscape - sometimes hilly, sometimes more flat.

The Longtail boats are exactly that: long. They don´t go very deep into the water, which maybe is good, because when we were here (Feb 2005) the water level of the Mekok was very low.
We even had to get out at one place and walk a little, because of that.

At the river are also located some of the hilltribes (Akha, mostly), some of them offer elephant rides (only in the morning): see next tip.

Directions: Start: Chiang Rai

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 24, 2005
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