Chiang Mai Grand Canyon (What You Need To Know)

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Everyone has heard of the Grand Canyon, but how about the Grand Canyon in Chiang Mai? Well, in the North of Thailand you will find a place that is perfect for water enthusiasts.

Chiang Mai Grand Canyon was once a deserted quarry but has now transformed into a stunning destination for an exciting day out. Situated approximately 30 minutes south from the old city of Chiang Mai, the Grand Canyon Chiang Mai is a must-visit destination.

The water park is one of the main attractions at the Canyon and has been operating since 2016. It boasts a variety of slides, obstacle courses, a zipline and wakeboarding activities. The waterpark is suitable for all types of visitors, including families, couples, friends and solo travellers.

What To Expect At The Grand Canyon Water Park

The Grand Canyon Water Park is an enjoyable day out for all types of travellers. If you are visiting Chiang Mai, you must check it out.

The standard entry price is 450 baht. You can pay an additional 50 baht for a locker, and 100 baht refundable deposit for the locker key. The ticket price for children is 350 baht. You can opt to pay more if you want to include kayaking, ziplining and wakeboarding.

The opening hours are between 9:00 am to 6:30 pm every day. You can’t take any outside food or drink into the park; however, there is a restaurant and coffee shop in the park. Both the food and drink are reasonably priced.

When you arrive, please take note: There are two water parks situated right next to each other, both named Chiang Mai Grand Canyon. The first one you will arrive at is the smaller of the two, but not the real Grand Canyon Water Park. If you drive a bit further down the road, you will come to the main one, which is a lot bigger and much more fun.

Chiang Mai Grand Canyon Accommodation

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Although there is no accommodation at the Grand Canyon, there are some nearby places to stay.

Budget: Rice Barn & Rooms (0.8km from Grand Canyon)

Rice Barn & Rooms is an ideal choice for budget travellers and only a ten-minute walk from the Chiang Mai Grand Canyon. The hotel boasts free wifi, private bathroom, smart TV, and an outdoor swimming pool. Perfect for travellers who are looking for a quiet getaway.

Mid Range: Content Villa Chiangmai (4.9km from Grand Canyon)

Located 4.9km from the Grand Canyon, Content Villa is suitable for travellers who are looking for a mix of comfort and affordability. The hotel features modern rooms, free wifi, 24-hour reception, fitness centre, and swimming pool. Great for families and couples.

Luxury: The Deer Resort (1.4km from Grand Canyon)

The Deer resort is an exclusive 5-star hotel located only 1.4km from the Grand Canyon. Each room comes with aircon, free wifi, garden views, flat-screen tv, fridge, and a wardrobe. Guests also have access to the outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, and garden terrace. Ideal for families, couples, or anyone looking for luxury.

How do you get to Grand Canyon Water Park?

The Grand Canyon Water Park sits roughly 30 minutes outside of Chiang Mai city centre. Renting a scooter is the easiest way to get there, and there are plenty of rental shops situated around the town. You can expect to pay between 200 – 250 baht per day.

You can also get a Taxi, but expect to pay a considerable amount more. Uber would be the cheaper alternative and should cost around 300 baht.

Another popular method of transport is by Song Thaew. Song Thaew’s are what most locals use to get around and are readily available throughout the city. It will cost approximately 500 baht each way, although that is per truck and not per person. It’s exceptionally affordable if you are travelling with friends as you can split the cost between you.

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