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'Grand Canyon' of Chiang Mai to Become Water Park

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Our Grand Canyon to Become Water Park
by CityNews

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CityNews – The ‘Grand Canyon’ of Chiang Mai in Nam Phrae Sub District has, for many years, been a somewhat well kept secret amongst many residents who go to the man-made quarry to swim and jump off the cliffs.

It is reported that the piece of land was carved of its land in order to be used to extend the airport runway many years ago, leaving this canyonesque formation popular with swimmers.

Initially popular with international school kids who would often be seen playing truant on a weekday or having a casual picnic on a weekend, the last few years has seen more and more visitors to its tempting cliffs, from which many have jumped.

Sadly there have been a handful of deaths due to drunk swimmers or weak swimmers, and the area is considered dangerous for those without strong swimming skills.

Full story: http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/news/grand-canyon-become-water-park/

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-- Chiang City News 2016-07-14

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I forget the type of stone quarry that was. Anyone recall? It's kind of crumbly red stone.

They ought to test the water for toxins in that water.

No way is green/blue water like that usually safe

I don't even notice many birds in the water there.

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Dive in ,come up covered in algae,who will pay for that.

regards Worgeordie

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Breaking Away to make a water park.

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can't imagine that place getting crowded and people falling off the cliffs....or perhaps the owner will be putting railings up

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Dive in ,come up covered in algae,who will pay for that.

regards Worgeordie

No algae there, the chemicals kill it before it grows.

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Yep, that red soil looks like the millions of tonnes Australia digs up, processes and sells to China each year.

Just sayin, there maybe money in them there hills.

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looks dangerous as hell. How many people have drowned there so far?

Have heard of a few, water is dangerous... to non swimmers ! it looks nice to me but i am an experienced waterman, they will probably ruin it by making a water park, Thais have a way of destroying natural beauty. look at the islands and beaches. I hope there is minimal "improvements".

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I am trying to decide whether to take my family to the Grand Canyon in Arizona or this Grand Canyon for a vacation?

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looks dangerous as hell. How many people have drowned there so far?

None.

The correct term to be published is Aqua Based Involuntary Reincarnation.

No deaths there, ever.

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