Chiang Mai Hot springs

the Chiang Rai hot springs

The Chiang Rai Hot Springs was the first stop on our Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle, Long Neck village tour on the 21-March 2011. There were 12 of us on the day long tour: 3 French ladies in front of us, a Dutch young man beside us, 2 French young ladies behind us, an American couple (a New York typical Caucasian who nearly got involved in the 9-11 disaster and his Fillipino wife), 2 elderly Thai gentlemen and us.

I have been to several hot springs and getting to another is not a novelty to me: the first was the Lashio hot springs while I was young, maybe around 1964, with my parents and elder brother ko Khine Soe. I got there again in 2002 and it was very much changed by then; the next one was the hot water springs at Khaung Daing. It was developed as a bathing site when I first got there in 1998 and again in 2000. There was also a man made hot water springs at 1 well in Mann oil field which gives out hot water but no oil nor gas; finally, I have been to a hot springs at Ranong in 2007.

Nyi Win and Pyone at the Chiang Mai hot springs 21-Mar 2011

This Chiang Rai hot springs might be the Maekhajan hot springs promoted ol n the internet as the T1010, but our tour guide did not tell us of the name, nor was the Thai name listed on the notice boards there. There was a well with overflowing hot water and a hole which shoots out sprays at intervals. I do not know whether the spray water is hot or not but the hot water well can boil eggs!

One could pluck feathers off a hen immersed in the hot water springs at Lashio back in the 1960s and it joined an stream not far from its opening, but even before 2002, it was developed and the landscape was much changed. Studies of Geothermal energy were made in the early 1990s but I have not heard anything developing from it.


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2 Responses to “Chiang Mai Hot springs”

  1. chiangmai Says:

    Thanks for the good writeup. It actually was once a entertainment account it. Glance complicated to more brought agreeable from you! By the way, how could we be in contact?

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