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15/11/29_Huey Tung Tao Loop

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This hike starts from the Golden Buddha at Huey Tung Tao. The route follows the trail to Daat Mook Waterfall before diverging right on connecting trails to the road system leading past farms and orchards below the ridge above Huey Tueng Tao. The ridge is the highpoint of the hike where we can stop for a rest and snack before continuing our journey. From the ridge, the trail descends rapidly to the east – signs warn that the trail is not for novice mountain bike enthusiasts! After slipping and sliding down 300 meters, views of the valley begin to appear between the trees. We reach a fork in the trail and chose the branch to the left which continues down to the east of Daat Mook Waterfall. A short excursion to the waterfall is optional before continuing our descent down the open slopes above Huey Tueng Tao. After completing our hike we will enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the restaurants around the north shore of Huey Tueng Tao.

Total distance about 11 kilometers with about 650 meters of elevation gain. Time for the hike is about six hours with stops for snacks and water along the way.

This is a volunteer-led hike and you are responsible for your own safety at all times. Please read the full hike description/requirements and consider your preparedness. 

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Meeting Point & Time.

We will meet at 7:45 am next to the Golden Buddha on the west shore of Huey Tueng Tao (See map for directions). You will need to buy a ticket to enter the lake area, 20 baht per person. Huay Tung Thao is 12 km out of town from the North East corner of the moat. standingbuddhamap[1]

  • Driving around the outside of the moat turn left onto Huay Kaeow Rd after the Chiang Mai Ram Hospital. This is the road running out from the NE corner of the moat.
  • You will pass Central Kad Suan Kaeow after about 100 m on the left.
  • Drive on through the Amari Rincomb intersection, to the Phucombe intersection. The Phucombe intersection is the second major 4 way, traffic lighted, intersection, it is 2 km from the moat.
  • Turn right onto the Canal Road and keep going for 6.8 km.
  • You will see a sign for the turn off for the Huay Tung Thao lake on the left. Turn left.
  • Continue for 2.2 km to the lake. Pay 20 Baht per person at the toll booth.
  • When you get to the lake turn left and go around the lake for another 1.1 km.
  • You will see the large standing Buddha. We will meet near there. You made it!

After some words from our leader, we will depart at 8:00 am
If you want to join, just turn up at the meeting place on time. No need to let us know. No groups please and no unprepared hikers.

Please bring/prepare:

  • at least 2 litres of water or rehydration drink, energy snacks and a picnic lunch
  • strong legs & lungs for the climb up; sticks recommended for steep downhill
  • sunhat, suncreen, insect repellant and long sleeves/pants recommended
  • strong footwear with good grip and ankle support
  • plenty of energy, enthusiasm, team spirit and good humour

Hike leaders: Chan and Peter D.

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14 Responses

  1. Hi there. Do I turn up on the said meeting point and time when I’m ready to join?

    • Yes. If you’ve checked you’re okay with all the hike details, things to bring, things to do, dangers etc, then you’re welcome to join the hike. Just turn up.

  2. Not sure anyone will pick up on your message here, but suggest Song-taew or Tuk-Tuk to meeting point, and doubtless one of the hikers will be able to give you a lift back – if not, there is always the pillion on my motorcy.

    Peter D.

    • Thanks for the suggestion haha! Are there songthaew / tuk tuks out that early?? Else maybe a pillion isn’t so bad…

  3. Hi everyone. Long time, no see! Would love to join you this Sunday but have no lift to the standing Buddha. Could someone oblige please?
    Love Debbie G

    • can you wait for me at the entrance outside the train station 7;00 am I have a room for tree people
      Chan

      • Hi Chan, will you be coming into the old city after the train station? You used to pick me up at Tha Pae but maybe this is out of your way for Canal Road.
        If not possible I will try to get down there for 7am. Thanks so much
        Debbie

      • I can also easily get to the Tha Phae gate! Or else I’ll figure out how to get to the train station. Thanks for your help! What kind of car is it so that I can find you?

    • you can wait for me at entrance outside the train station 7;00 am I have a room for three people. Chan

  4. the traffic is bad in the city so I ‘ll take the highway
    Chan

    • Okay fair enough! Where exactly can I meet you, and at what time? I’m just a traveller so I’m not too familiar with the train station.

    • Of course, so see you at the train station, Chan – and thank you. Debbie

      • I know I’m a stranger but I’m going to try to be there at that time as well – would you mind looking out for a short haired girl with an orange backpack? Does anyone know, is it easy/possible to catch a tuk tuk or songthaew at that time of day to get to the train station?

  5. Hi, I will look for you! You should be able to find a tuk tuk or songteew to go to the station at that time. See you!!!!

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