Why the (Other) Grand Canyon in Chiang Mai is Definitely Worth Visiting

Grand Canyon Chiang Mai |  © Annika Thielemann/Flickr
Grand Canyon Chiang Mai | © Annika Thielemann/Flickr
Photo of Iona Proebst
13 January 2020

Escape the heat of Chiang Mai city by visiting Hang Dong Quarry, also known as the Chiang Mai Grand Canyon. Obviously, no way near measuring up to its American counterpart, the Chiang Mai Grand Canyon is a former quarry turned into a stunningly beautiful location for a fun day out. Located roughly 45 minutes from Chiang Mai city centre in a small village. The canyon is carved out of red clay soil and is quite a sight to behold. Something a little different to add to your usual Chiang Mai itinerary.

What’s on offer at Chiang Mai’s Grand Canyon?

For those adventure seekers looking to get their adrenaline pumping and hearts pounding you can go ‘cliff jumping’ from the edges of the canyon into the deep water below. For those looking for a more relaxing day out, you can opt to float on bamboo rafts sunbathing or cheering your adrenaline seeking friends on before they jump, keep cool as you float in an inner tube or swim in the clear turquoise waters. On site is The Tuang Thong Canyon View Restaurant serving noodles, coffee, fruit smoothies, mochi ice cream and beer. You can also snack on freshly barbecued chicken or pick up a refreshing coconut from one of the nearby stalls.

Main Grand Canyon area | © Annika Thielemann/Flickr

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