Taeng River

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Taeng River
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Taeng River in Mae Taeng District
Country Thailand
Basin features
Main source Daen Lao Range in Wiang Haeng District, Thailand
River mouth Ping River at
19°06′08″N 98°56′49″E / 19.10222°N 98.94694°E / 19.10222; 98.94694Coordinates: 19°06′08″N 98°56′49″E / 19.10222°N 98.94694°E / 19.10222; 98.94694

The Taeng River or Mae Taeng River (Thai: แม่น้ำแตง, rtgsMaenam Taeng, Thai pronunciation: [mɛ̂ːnáːm tɛːŋ]) is a tributary of the Ping River, one of the two main contributories of the Chao Phraya River. It originates in the Daen Lao Range in Wiang Haeng District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, very near to the border with Burma. It then flows through Chiang Dao District and Mae Taeng District, separating the Thanon Thong Chai Range from the Daen Lao Range, into the Ping River. It is a popular river for white water rafting due to the existence of many grade 3-5 rapids.

Bathing elephants in the river