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      Start to the Scorpion Tailed River Cruise at Wat Sri Khong’s boat landing,Then tourists are given a brief about the historical background of the Scorpion Tailed boat.The river cruise offers lively picturesque of several historical places along the riverbanks, such as:a white chedi that in front of the municipality,a banboo-footbridge sapan the river between the oldest trader community of Wat Gate and Warorot Market, The Chiang Mai’s oldest shopping center.The Chang pier (where hundreds of elephants were used wood logs from the river in the old days),



      site of the first city’s : First bridge, First Christian church, First post office, and many more attractions including lifestyles of the local people who lived along the both sides of the river
      During the trip,the tourists can be experience the atmosphere of the past, learn the story of the banks of the river, hear some of the clever fishing techniques of local fishermen, and see pictures from a century ago until the present, all explained by staff who specialized in this field.
      The trip takes between one and half-hours . Delicious desserts shall be served for free during a short break and relax at the boat village set in tropical fruits garden by riverside.
      So Scorpion Tailed boat is one tour of Chiang Mai river cruise.
Boat information and other services:
Exclusive services set in the Scorpion-tailed Boat :
Meetings, seminars during in the Scorpion Tailed boat trip, Birthday ,Christmas, New Year,
Graduation and Wedding parties in the Scorpion Tailed Boat .

      A special cruise for promote new products, for shops and businesses.
      A special tariff for children: a way of studying outside the classroom Chiang Mai
       river cruise
      A special boat trips for tourism students, a very practical way of studying tourism.

Beware of copies!! Our is the only real Scorpion Tailed Boat River Cruise
At times a Thai driver may do his best to persuade you to go somewhere
else where the driver gets commission for bringing tourists. Insist on
your destination or change vehicles if the driver makes a problem.
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the right boat landing


Cruising down the Ping River with the Chiang Mai’s unique boats seeing an old town heaven.
Scorpion Tailed boats
       Since “Scorpion-Tailed boats “ were used for king’s Chiang Mai and after that served as cargo boats sailing between the northern region and Bangkok. Almost a century that they disappeared from the river when the northern railway-route arrived at Chiang Mai.
       Today they brought back to life to serve tourists cruising and show historial along the Ping River,
       So
Scorpion Tailed Boat or Chiang Mai’s unique boats not long tail boats for James Bond


Scorpion Tailed boats in the old day
The origin of the Scorpion-tailed boat
       Initially the first boats was built approximately in the 18th century by a local shipbuilder who get the idea from a boat-shaped coconut shell floating in the river with a scorpion on it.The scorpion’s instinct makes that it holds up its barbed tail all the time. So the original one was built following the sight of what he saw.
When the Scorpion-Tailed River Cruise begins.
       And now the legend of a uniquely northern-style boat has been revived by Ms Songsri Wongvech, a tourism industry master graduate of Chiang Mai University, with the support of Mr Samak Laosatirawong. He re-built the small fleet that now giving the service to tourists cruising and exploring the charm of Chiang Mai river cruise see along the both sides of the Ping River.
Friendly to environmen:  The Scorpion Tailed boats are completely designed to save the environment. The Benzene engine has been installed instead of the Diesel engine, which causes pollution to the river, they have no toilets on board(so go before you embark)again avoiding river, are much quieter than their long-tailed counterparts,Particularly the buoyancy compartments in the front keeping the Scorpion-tailed boats safety afloat.
 

Start from Scorpion Tailed River Cruise at Wat Sri Khong’s boat landing,Boat cruise down along the Mae Ping River.


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River Cruise Way / Map
       On the boat trip tourists are given a brief about the historical background of the boat.The river cruise offers lively picturesque of several historical places along the riverbanks, such as:a white chedi that locals call Gew in front of the municipality,a girdered-footbridge sapan the river between the oldest trader community of Wat Gate and Warorot Market,The Chiang Mai’s oldest shopping center.The Chang pier(where hundreds of elephants were used it haul logs from the river in the old days),site of the first city’s : First bridge, First Christian church, First post office, and many more attractions including lifestyles of the local people who lived along the both sides of the river.
       Scorpion Tailed Boat will return at Phya Kum Dam, cruise up in the same way and stop break and relax at the Boat village set in tropical fruits garden by riverside,sticky rice with yellow and fruit juice shall be served for free here.
       During the trip,the tourists can be experience the atmosphere of the past, learn the story of the banks of the river, hear some of the clever fishing techniques of local fishermen, and see pictures from a century ago until the present, all explained by staff who specialized Chiang Mai river cruise in this field.

Join tour (minimum 2 persons) at 09.00, 11.00, A.M 13.00, 15.00 and 16.30P.M
Please check available for cruising here
Duration : about 1.30 hrs.
Ticket Price 500 per person.

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Infant F.O.C,NO seat,no meals
  • Child rate applies only when come with 2 paying adults
  • Children hight from 120 cm.charge as adult price ,please check the height scale at the port.
  • Children under 120 cm.charge 300 Bht. have seat,and meal same adult.

Price Inclusions:

  • Cruise with commentary by historian Guide
  • Thai desserts (yellow mango with sticky rive and juice)

Price Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off If customer stay hotel in old city ,we can operate local car to pick up at hotel cost for transfer 80 Bht. per one way /2 persons.if far away we can do but we will charge customer more (please check before)
Landing at: Sri Khong Port,oppersit Srikhong Temple,200 meters north of Nakorn Ping Bridge,Near Rim Ping Condominium, Charoenrad Rd.,T.Watket A.Muang Chiang Mai 50000
Contact: Hotline 24 hrs.: +66 (08) 1960 9398
Fax. +66(0)53 245888
http://www.scorpiontailedrivercruise.com
E-mail: scorpionrivercruise@gmail.com