Chiang Rai - the Ruammit elephant loop.

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  1. #1 DavidFL, Sep 3, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2016
    If you're hanging out in Chiang Rai & looking for a nice half day / day ride you can try the Ruammit Loop - a lovely ride alongside the both sides of the Kok River.

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    Riding the Kok on the south side of the river

    A temple to climb

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    The Kok river ride - a beauty of winding hilly roads

    Total distance is around 45 kms.

    Ruammit is the big Karen village with all the elephants on the North side of the Kok.

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    Ruammit the Karen elephant village

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    Downtown Ruammit

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    A quiet day at the Ruammit elephant camp

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    Junior hanging out in the shade

    Most tourists use the boat one way to arrive or depart

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    The Kok river bridge at Ruammit

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    Riding the Kok river on the north side

    Here's how the 45 kms looks in google earth

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    The elevation profile to confirm it is s delightful hilly - up & down road.

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    GTR Elevation profile

    When you'e in Chiang Rai, check it out sometime for an easy half day cruise in some nice fresh air.
     

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  2. #2 DavidFL, Dec 6, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2016
    Now on the south side, just 500 metres upstream from the "Ruammit bridge" is the Prasert Hot Springs.
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    And in the cold season on weekends it is a very popular Thai picnic spot - well worth checking out.

    You can get the works here - massage / food / drink/ hot spa bath
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    The happy picnic grounds
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    relax & soak your feet
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    boil an egg or two
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    there are also private bathing houses for a nominal fee.
    Well worth checking out for a happy day / half day cruise from Chiang Rai.

    For some other places to go from Chiang Rai
    Chiang Rai Attractions

    The Oub Kham Museum is also another sensational 5-star Chang Rai attraction.
    6 nights 7 days in the Top North.
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    always take your time in & around Chiang Rai.
    Golden Triangle Map
     

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