Sankampaeng Hot Springs, Chiang Mai
The Sankhampang Hot Springs are about a 45 minute drive from Chiang Mai on Highway 1317. The drive there is lovely and very pretty with views of the mountains and rice paddy's. The roads are good and well sign posted so it is very easy to find.
This place is so beautiful, everything is well maintained and we ended up spending a couple of hours here. The park is about 35 acres and extremely popular with locals, we were the only westerners there.
The temperature at the source of the springs is 100 degrees centigrade and there is a small canal that leads from this and goes through the park. There are signs up along the canal telling you the temperature as the further away from the source the cooler the water is.
There are lots of places to sit with you feet in the warm water or do as the locals do and lay down in it! There is also a naturally heated covered swimming pool which you can use for a small charge.
Plus there are camping sites, cottages and spa treatments as well
The entry fee was 40baht and you can buy a basket of 4 eggs (with a small vial of soy sauce) for 20baht to cook in the Hot Springs.
Of course I did this and was really looking forward to eating the eggs but yuk, the yolk was cooked but the white was all runny and slimy still and that was after 15 minutes of cooking.
Oh well it made for a nice photo.
There are lots of little food and drink stalls here plus a big restaurant.
More Hot Springs Photos Here.,
The Sankampaeng Hot Springs are about 34 kms from Chiang Mai.? There you can enjoy the mineral baths or just enjoy a picnic in the gardens, watching the geysers spurt hot water into the air. A popular snack here is birds eggs boiled in the springs very tasty, small baskets of eggs can be bought from the souvenir stalls near the entrance.
There is also accommodation and camping facilities available.