Imagine spending a night in the middle of a lake….on a little cottage built on a sturdy bamboo raft floating in the water. Imagine feasting on a dinner of freshly cooked fish and then falling into a deep sleep under the stars, feeling the gentle movement of the house every time a boat passes by. Imagine waking up to the hazy sight of mist hanging over the water and surrounding mountains as the sun starts to rise…and then spending a lazy day relaxing by the water, enjoying the stillness and the nature.
If this appeals to you, then I highly recommend an overnight trip to Mae Ngat Dam, a reservoir located 52km north of Chiang Mai. A few of the volunteers and I stayed on one of the many house boats located on this dam, and it was an unforgettable experience. Very peaceful and relaxing, an ideal getaway from the city 🙂