Scorpion Tailed boats
Cruising the Ping River with the Chiang Maiís unique boats seeing an old town heaven.

Cruising the Ping River with the Chiang Mai's unique boats seeing an old town heaven.

Scorpion Tailed boats
           Since long Scorpion-Tailed boats were 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 along the Ping River.

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 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.

River Cruise Program
          Transfer tourists to the Wat Sri Khong's boat landing,Then 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 ti haul logsfrom 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 an half-hours to two hours. Delicious desserts shall be served for free during a short break and relax at the Scorpion-Tailed boat village set in tropical fruits garden by riversideBoat information and other services:Exclusive services from Scorpion-tailed Boat Company:Meetings, seminars during a boat trip, Birthday ,Christmas, New Year, Graduation and Wedding parties .

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

River Cruise Way / Map
          Transfer tourists to the Wat Sri Khong's boat landing,Then 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 ti haul logsfrom 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 an half-hours to two hours. Delicious desserts shall be served for free duringa short break and relax at the Scorpion-Tailedboat village set in tropical fruits garden by riverside

Exclusive service from Scorpion-tailed Boat Company
          Meetings, seminars during a boat trip, Birthday ,Christmas, New Year, Graduation and Wedding parties .           A special boat trips to promote new products, for shops and businesses.
          A special tariff for children: a way of studying outside the classroom.
          A special trips for tourism students, a very practical way of studying tourism.

The boat information
          Capacity : there are three different boat sizes, for 15, for 30, and for 50 persons. Life vests and Insurance are provided for every passenger.
          Duration : About one and a half hours
          Daily departures : 9.00 AM, 11.00 AM, 13.00 PM, 15.00 PM, 17.00 PMEnglish speaking guide.
          Leaving from : Wat Sri Khong (200 m.north to Nakorn Ping Bridge), boat landing. That is opposite Sri Khong Temple, Charoenrat Road, T. Watket, A. Muang, Chiangmai 50000
          For more information : Please contact:Tel.: Hot line 081-9609398, 081-9510791 Fax: 053-245888

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