The Mae Ngat Dam & Reservoir

The Mae Ngat Dam & Reservoir

The Mae Ngat Dam & Reservoir
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RIchard035
Northwood, UK1,327 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We were taken here by out tour guide for lunch. We were dropped in the car park of the national park and where then taken on the back of a pick-up truck down to the waterside where we embarked on a private longboat for a scenic trip of about 20 minutes across the reservoir We were dropped off for lunch at a floating restaurant by the side of the reservoir. We waited a very long time for our food (probably about an hour) - surprising given the restaurant was not that busy. The food was OK but not as good as we experienced elsewhere in Thailand. It was a shame that the nice trip was spoilt by the extremely long wait for the food.
Written 16 January 2024
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chiangmaicharlies
Chiang Mai, Thailand5,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
An hour's drive out of central Chiang Mai, Mae Ngat Dam & Reservoir is a typical Thai national park area with plenty of paths to follow.

Some beautiful views, particularly when the weather is fine.
Written 7 July 2020
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Naomi B
London, UK91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A trip to the Mae Nat dam is worth it if you have a few days in Chiang Mai. We hired a private taxi for the day and visited a tea plantation in the morning then took a short drive to the dam. It is possible to walk on the top of the dam but only a short way. As you might expect, there is a small bar/restaurant there if you want to stop and take a break to look at the view The best side to enter the park area is on the West. If you are trekking then you need to pay an entrance fee but if you are just going to sample the restaurants, there is no fee. Don't be fooled by the vans that say 'free transport to Eakachai floating restaurant'. The vans that drive you 100m down the hill to the boats may be free but the boats are not! Its just that they charge you as part of your restaurant bill! 600BHT.. Never the less, it's worth it to take the boat ride across the lake. After about 15 minutes , you almost reach the other side of the dam. Its a place full of small inlets, many of which hide floating houses. It is possible to rent them but make sure you have good neighbours and a kayak as it's pretty isolated.. The restaurant afforded gorgeous views across the lake and the food was pretty good too. I'd recommend the fish options.. Altogether a really nice day...
Written 27 January 2020
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kcmooreiii
Mae Rim, Thailand444 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Good place for a day trip. Take a long-tail to one of the floating restaurants and enjoy the afternoon. Best to go during/after the rainy season when the water is high.
Written 6 May 2019
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StephT534
Melbourne, Australia92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
We took a boat trip on the lake to eat at a restaurant! The facilities are good at many of the “restaurants” including accommodation, water activities and more. There are families that have been granted permission to live on the lake in floating houses which are interesting to see. Most of these families rely on visitors for their income. Worth a visit!
Written 20 January 2019
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Misha A
Los Angeles, CA37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
lovely restaurant and playground on the calm waters of the reservoir. good for kayaking. food was great, especially if one calls ahead for the fish. kids loved playing in the small water park next to the restaurant. And the water was pretty calm, always a plus when travelling in a boat.
Written 10 October 2018
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Paul Smith
Pattaya, Thailand138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
The Mae Ngat Dam & Reservoir is a big favourite of mine. I've been to 3 of the accomodations now. Best to go when the water is high.
Written 2 October 2018
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Dell C
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Not really a safe place for children with no safety, nails sticking out the floor of the very dirty hotels
Written 11 August 2018
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,910 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Nice views of the reservoir and surrounding countryside from the top of the dam. Visitors can drive up to the top of the dam and then walk out along the top. Nice place for a quiet visit.
Written 13 June 2018
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Robert R
Chiang Mai, Thailand363 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
The Ngat Reservoir is slightly Northwest of Doi Saket accessed by Highway 118. Take a left after passing the southbound truck scale when there is an overhead sign spanning the entire roadway. Being a reservoir, there is no swimming but the scenery and solitude more than make up for it. On the most NW corner of the lake, near the new bridge, is a food service and boat launch area. Excellent day-trip.
Written 20 May 2018
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