Hot Springs North Thailand

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    A good long soak in a steaming thermal pool is Mother Nature's ultimate gift to a tired body, aches and pains and built-up tension. The thrmal wonders of New Zealand, Japan, Iceland etc are world-renowned, but that such things exist in tropical Thailand is perhaps less well known! How many hot springs in North Thailand are there? Our research came up with a surprising list of over 30 hot springs in Thailand, all but 2 are in the northern provinces. The list so far;

    Hot Springs in Northern Thailand

    Hot Springs in Chiang Rai province

    Hot Springs in Chiang Mai province

    Hot Springs in Mae Hong Son province

    Hot Springs in Phrae province

    Hot Springs in Nan province

    Hot Springs in Lampang province

    Hot Springs in Tak province

    Central Thailand: Hot Springs in Kanchanaburi province

     
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    Sippa Hot Springs Resort


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    One of the pleasures of living in Chiang Mai was the proximity to the fabulous hot springs out at Mae On past Sankhampaeng. Often after a long trip feeling a bit sticky & grimy, I looked forward to a night at the hot springs with my partner at the time.

    The Sippa Hot Springs Resort is an absolute winner for me, but at 2,000 baht a night it does eat into the budget a bit. The government run Sankhampaeng Springs next door are good value for money & they do have over night bungalows that do the job for a low price.

    Now moving to Chiang Khong, the nearest hot springs are over Chiang Rai & Mae Chan way, but damned if any of them seem to provide over night accommodation.

    Sippa Hot Springs is my favourite

    28 rai of beautiful grounds

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    big enough to put a smile on anyone's face + to need a bicycle to get round or even get lost in coming back late at night.

    The open air hot spa
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    The aircon bungalows
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    the bathroom
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    & the huge tub with hot water off the spring
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    The way to go
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    Location out in Mae On, next to the Roong Aroon Hot springs & behind the public Sankamphaeng Hot springs.
    Phone: 053317249
     
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    Sankamphaeng Hot Springs - Chiang Mai Province


    The official Royal Project Sankamphaeng Hot Springs
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    San Kamphaeng Hot Springs - Sankambheng, Chiang Mai, Thailand - Picnic Ground | Facebook

    They have a variety of bungalows - aircon / TV / Fridge

    300 baht for an hour if you want a private soak in the tub in your own bungalow
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    If youre visiting the hot springs as a day trip, the 300 baht bungalow is the way to go

    Or 1,000 baht a night for a bungalow with a big tub

    The farang size 1,000 baht a night bungalow
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    A good sized tub for people with bigger bodies
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    Small rooms with smaller baths for Thai people
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    Should you choose to over night there is a nice restaurant serving very good tasty food. ( I went back a 2nd time for a bite to eat.)
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    the restaurant has a nice view over looking the gardens
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    A superb yam takrite salad & a som tam for the GF
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    Highly recommended.

    San Kamphaeng
     
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    Pong Phrabat Hot Springs - Ban Du, Chiang Rai


    A large sprawling thermal area next to the Ban Du Sub District office.
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    Reception for the private bathing rooms
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    The fees. A towell, soap & shampoo sachet costs another 20 baht
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    Your private 50 baht room & tub
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    You can't really complain for the price.
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    The open air tootsie bathing arena
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    There is massage available by the entrance
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    The open air massage sala
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    The massage fees
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    Fang Hot Springs - Chiang Mai province

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    Part of Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park the hefty dual pricing entry fee will set you back 300 baht (for adult foreign national).
    Although I was able to talk my way (in Thai) into getting the foreign child rate (150 baht).
    I recon i was just lucky though, as it was late in the day (around 4pm)

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    The hot springs are not as pretty as some I have been to, but they do have a good mix of both public (free) bathing areas as well as private cabins (which charge a fee. I dont recall how much, sorry, as I did not use them). Massage available too.

    I really went purely because I intended to stay over night and then head to Huamereng the next day (which is a part of the National Park).

    Fang Hot Springs is worth it if you intend to stay overnight. I was able to get this fantastic cabin in a quiet secluded spot for 1500 baht (peak price). Pricey, but lovely.
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    Here are the other accommodation options:
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    There was a restaurant on site that was open until around 7pm I think..and they had fantastic grilled fish.

    In the evening my accommodation was blissfully quiet and like something out of a movie:
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    My full trip report on this ride is HERE
     
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    Hot Springs in Chae Son National Park.

    (Google Map Link)

    Love this hot springs and national park.
    Dual pricing here too, sadly, as seems to be the case everywhere :(
    200 Baht/100 Baht for children (40 Baht/10 Baht if Thai)
    Open daily 8:00am – 6pm.


    The national park is a 592 square kilometer national park which also has walking trails and a 150 metre high six tier waterfall.
    It is also host to a great deal of flora and fauna.

    There are public bathing areas and huts and areas to cook eggs.
    Restaurants on site as well.
    You can also stay over. Wooden house accommodation is available as well as camping.

    I don't have images handy anymore, but I did make a video some time back of the area.
     
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    Mae Um Long Hot Springs - Mae Sariang

    These hot springs are located approximately 24 kms from Mae Sariang. Driving east on Route 108, the turnoff is on the left, about 13 kms from Mae Sariang.






    The sealed road descends 9kms from the 108 to the Mae Sariang River, and there is a signposted turnoff to the springs which are a kilometre downriver on a dirt road.
    - there is also an 11 km dirt road (yellow line) that runs down the valley from the hot springs, meeting the R108 on the outskirts of Mae Sariang.

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    The Hot Springs are on the opposite side of the river. Previously, walking across the river was the only option.

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    A swing bridge has since been built, but its not one that inspires confidence. The further across you get, the lower the wire rope handrail gets!!!
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    This is a very rustic place, with several rough concrete pools outside, and two covered pools in the old bamboo bathhouse.
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    It is a lovely place for a picnic lunch.
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    The bathhouse is somewhat primitive but that's what makes the place so unique and unpretentious.
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    There are two "rooms" in the bathhouse, a big tub in one, a smaller one in the second,
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    Years ago, there was no partition - just huge room with two tubs side by side. The bamboo partition now provides a degree of privacy if there are two family groups wanting to use the bath house.
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    Mae Um Long Hot Springs Accommodation


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    There are a 3 A frame style huts available for rent. The Hot Springs office has a small shop, and there is a minimart across by the car park. If you are going to stay a night, best to take your own food....
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    The source of the Hot Springs is 200 metres up the gulley, and the hot water is piped down to large storage tanks beside the bath house.
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    Pha Soet Hot Springs - Chiang Rai


    The Pha Soet Hot Springs has two outdoors mineral hot spring pools, the large pool is for public bathing. There are spacious grounds, well suited to family picnics. As all aficionados of mineral hot springs know, the benefits of a good soak in a hot pool are manifold. It can ease the body into a state of relaxation in preparation for a good night’s sleep, helps detoxify your body, stimulates your blood circulation and relieves aches and pains in muscles and joints.

    The service charges are very modest;
    • approximately 30 baht per adult and 10 baht per child for an outdoor pool
    • 50 baht per person for an indoor pool.
    Family group with children often add some fun to their visit by cooking eggs in the hot spring.
    During the tourist season, Thai massage may be available in the open pavilion and camping services are an option.

    How to get there:
    Pha Soet Hot Spring is located 20 km from the town of Chiang Rai and you can get there by road and also by long-tailed boat.
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    Contacts: 05360 9117 (Spa Room). Tel. 05371 6436 and 05371 6358 (Thai massage and Camping service),

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    Complementing the outdoor pools are eleven indoor private spa pools.
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    Huay Mark Liam Hot Springs - Chiang Rai


    These springs are in the Lam Nam Kok National Park, located beside the Mae Nam Kok River and this is a pleasant place for a picnic. The hot springs / pool diameter is approximately 5 meters and the area has an outdoor hot spa. The average springs water temperature is 67C. The listed hot spa minerals include fluoride, nitrate, sulphate and iodine, none of which are harmful to bathers.

    How to get there:
    It is located approximately 1 km northwest of the Pha Soet Hot Springs - just a couple of minutes down the road. Directions are as for Pha Soet Hot Springs

    • Administration: Lam Nam Kok National Park
    • Contact Tel. 0 5360 9150
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    Very useful and good photos . I have visited some and now will visit more in October
    Safe riding
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    Mae Chok Hot Springs.

    Located along the 1023 between Wang Chin and Highway 11.
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    30 minutes in the VIP room and I was twenty years younger...
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    Pai Hot Spring Spa Resort
    Location HERE
    Website HERE

    The resort allows day visits, but overnight proves the best experience, as the springs are open to use 24 hours.
    Overnight rates vary, but I was able to negotiate a discount easily (I arrived late and mentioned that agoda had advertised the basic room for 800 instead of the 1500 hotel rate - Peak season). They have some larger lovely lanna style houses on site to rent also.
    Swimming pool and sun loungers on site and a nice restaurant overlooking the river (opens till late).
    A decent buffet breakfast is included in price.

    I didn't check what the day rates were, sorry.

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    I went to Pong Prabat yesterday and got this room for 70 Baht.
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    Pretty basic.........
    But did the job.....
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    Today I went to the Mae Chan Hot Springs.
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    They have a block of little rooms like this. Basic as it comes. 120 Baht with a towel.
    Very hot water so it did the job even though I could only just stretch out, diagonally.

    There are restaurants, open air foot baths, massage rooms etc and another block of slightly larger rooms.
    Plus they have one VIP room, with 2 largish baths, so you can fill one with hot water and one with cold water, for the real hot - cold torture. For 400 Baht, may have to try that next time.
     
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    Nice one, hottest time of the year & testing out the hot springs.
    I recall visiting those hot springs once upon a time in the hot season, but not indulging and settling for an ice cold soft drink.

    BTW it's getting impressive how they are improving all the hot springs in the North now. Long may it continue, I need to start revisiting quite a few....in the cooler weather.
     
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    For elder bikers, hot springs are also about relieveing aches and pains....... an old back injury in my case.
    Seems there are lots of guys in Chiang Rai who go once a week or so, to "take the waters".
     

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