Travelers are voting Doi Tao Lake as the best lake near Chiang Mai. There is 1 lake near Chiang Rai a city just 108 km from Chiang Mai. The most popular of these is Chiang Saen Lake near Chiang Rai. You can find 9 lakes in Northern Thailand and 27 lakes in the country of Thailand. Our members favorite in Northern Thailand is Kwan Phayao and Sa Kaeo is the top pick in Thailand. Want more? Check out our map of lakes near Chiang Mai.