Pong Dueat Hot Spring / Chiang Mai , “The Geyser”, or in its full name Pong Dueat Hot Spring, is located in the district of Mae Taeng, which is in the province of Chiang Mai. Mae Taeng district borders with Pai district, which pertains to Mae Hong Son province. Specifically, you’ll find ‘The Geyser” IN a national park called Huai Nam Dang.
Pong Dueat Hot Spring “The Geyser” is right next to the border between the 22 districts, very close to a road which leads to Pai (route 1095), so that many websites attribute the “geyser” to Pai.
Since Pong Dueat Hot Spring is located in a national park, you must pay an admission fee to enter the “geyser” location. After walking a couple hundred meters on a path that is elevated from the ground, you will get there, but don’t expect towering, fountain-like jets of water – for you will be bitterly disappointed! All you will see is a murky, steamy puddle with some bubbly water, and a smell of sulfur.
Therefore, I’ve consistently kept “the geyser” in quotation marks – it’s not even worth a 100-meter’s walk!
If you do keep walking some more, for hundreds of meters or so, all you will find are a few simple pools to bathe in, with male/female separation, along with simple, humble guestrooms.
To sum it up: Pong Dueat Hot Spring a rather mediocre ‘attraction’ which is hardly very interesting and certainly not worth a special trip to the place. If you happened to pass by, and have no interesting plans for the days, you may stop there, if you want to…
My opinion: an average attraction that perhaps isn’t worth a designated ride.
♥ The Pong Dueat Hot Spring site is not included in Tiptop Travel private quality tours to northern Thailand, but since Tiptop Travel tour route to Mae Hong Son passes close by, we will stop there, if you wish to do so.
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♣ Check out the attached clip of the rafting experience which I took on site on early March (when the water level was already low)…Enjoy!