Huay Tung Tao Lake

Attraction 107, Don Kaeo, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand Published on: 08-06-2016

1 hour
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
04:00 PM
05:00 PM
First-time visit
0.60 USD

Huay Tung Tao Lake is good for

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Huay Tung Tao is a fresh water reservoir at the foot of Doi Suthep mountain, just a few kilometers north-west of the Chiang Mai city center.

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Why Huay Tung Tao Lake is special ?

Huay Tung Thao Lake is also a wonderful place first thing in the morning for avid birdwatchers. It is really gorgeous and calming lake adored by all the tourists visiting Thailand. You can sit back and relax in a floating bamboo raft with thatched roof around the lake edge. You can cheerfully swim about in the lake and run around the lake and have boundless fun and frolic. If you are an enthusiastic bird watcher you can view some of the exceptional and beautiful migrated birds while you relax along the banks of the lake. For 20 Baht entrance fee you can take a dip in the lake at Huay Tung Tao.


What to explore at Huay Tung Tao Lake?

The view at Huay Tung Tao Lake is stunning. The still waters are backed by nearby mountains and the lake is lined with picturesque grass huts. There are even some quirky swan-shaped paddle boats for rent if you want to take a tour of the lake. It’s also the starting point for an interesting hike of about 7 kilometers, which will take you to the Dtaat Mook waterfall and to a helipad with breathtaking views over the lake and beyond.


How to get to Huay Tung Tao Lake?

The lake is about 12 kilometres from the city center and takes 15 - 20 minutes by tuk-tuk/taxi. Expect to pay around 400 baht for a red songthaew to take you to here and pick you up at a pre-arranged time.

Selling points

  • Nice and peaceful scenery
  • Nice place for an easy walk out of the city
  • Lovely place to chill for the afternoon
  • Great to spend a bit of quiet time around the lake
  • Beautiful scenery all around you
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107, Don Kaeo, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand

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  • There's plenty of people swimming so should be good. You can bring your extra clothes if you want to try.
    What to bring
  • Bring your camera. They have zip lines across the lake, look quite spectacular.
    What to bring
  • The paved road around the lake offers a shady route for people to walk or ride their bikes.
    Things to do
  • You can enjoy food in the little huts made of bamboo and wild grasses, complete with shade and a cool cross breeze over the lake.
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  • Huay Tung Tao Lake is popular place on weekends, so visiting on weekdays or arriving early is your best bet for securing a table.
  • There are about twenty restaurants surrounding the lake that serve food and drinks in a picnic-like setting.


TripAdvisor View more

We just had a free morning, and found a tuktuk, to take us Huay Tung Tao Lake. The Lake is bigger than I thought and the view is great, especially if you like to take some Photos. There are many huts, where you can eat, by the lake. The tuktuk driver said that during wet season, it will look much nicer, but for me it was still great in January

FourSquare View more

Ride your bicycle there. Canal road has bike lanes after the 700 years stadium. Beautiful scenery all around you!

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