Tha Phae Gate
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,926 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entrance to Chiang Mai
    Pratu Tha Phae is the eastern gate of the Chiang Mai walled city. The somehow decrepit city wall offers a distant glimpse of the heyday of the Lanna kingdom. It is also a major tourist attraction.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 September 2023
  • singhasam
    Weymouth, United Kingdom4,019 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Famous gate.
    CHIANG Mai's Tha Phae Gate is perhaps one of the city's most famous landmarks. Countless people pose for selfies and photos at its entrance on the eastern side of the wall, one of five gates to the Old City. It is also known to tourists as the place where Chiang Mai's famous Sunday Market starts, stretching away into the Old City in a bewildering array of thousands of stalls. Well worth a visit but beware the latest craziness to be inflicted on visitors. It seems that guides for a certain type of tour group get their charges assembled and then deliberately scare the hundreds of pigeons in the area to take flight to provide a photo with clouds of birds in it. Needless to say, it's not the birds going up that you have to watch out for but what comes down! The gate itself forms part of the moat and city defences originally designed to combat any invasion.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 November 2023
  • VeganMadeEasy
    Glen Ellyn, Illinois2,177 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s a gate
    Neat little city wall with gate. When we were here they had Happy New Year Displays you could take pictures in front of. There are coffee shops around the place. The history of the wall and gate is pretty interesting. Look it up.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Daniel A
    Beijing, China35,135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for kids to play
    The place has its history, the area was all brightly lit up for Christmas and New Year’s and it looked very cool. We tried to take some photos, but my kids didn’t care too much about that. They were enthralled by the toys that vendors were selling. In particular, they loved the shiny objects being shot into the sky. Bargain for a toy and have hours of fun with your children. Coming to Chiang Mai is a different experience and they find pleasures in the simplest things, ample places to run around and play and that is here at the Tha Phae Gate and it is especially nice at night.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 January 2024
  • SwonQonDoi
    Boston, Massachusetts405 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chiang Mai Iconic Symbol @ Tha Phae Gate
    “When we go to Chiang Mai, we must visit Tha Phae Gate.” Tha Phae Gate stands as the iconic symbol of Chiang Mai. Originally part of the ancient city of Wiang Chiang Mai, it was reconstructed in 1985 and remains the only gate retaining its original door panels. Its rich history and unique beauty make Tha Phae Gate a must-visit for people traveling to Chiang Mai. Tha Phae Gate is located at the heart of the city, offering convenient access to explore the surrounding area. There are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby, providing opportunities for dining and entertainment. Our visit to Tha Phae Gate was not only to admire its beauty but also to enjoy our evening at the nearby bars. Highly recommended for everyone visiting Chiang Mai. Don't miss Tha Phae Gate.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 April 2024
  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1,85,732 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's Okay
    Not the original eastern gate of the walled city, but rebuilt in the early 20th century based on old photos and archaeological evidence. The walls are built of bricks and wooden doors flank the gateway. It's not all that interesting, but people like to pose in front of the gate. During Songkran, the gate and immediate area is beautifully decorated and full of life. Any other time, it's okay.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 April 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Not the original eastern gate of the walled city, but rebuilt in the early 20th century based on old photos and archaeological evidence. The walls are built of bricks and wooden doors flank the gateway. It's not all that interesting, but people like to pose in front of the gate.

During Songkran, the gate and immediate area is beautifully decorated and full of life. Any other time, it's okay.
Written 22 April 2024
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SwonQonDoi
Boston, MA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
“When we go to Chiang Mai, we must visit Tha Phae Gate.”

Tha Phae Gate stands as the iconic symbol of Chiang Mai. Originally part of the ancient city of Wiang Chiang Mai, it was reconstructed in 1985 and remains the only gate retaining its original door panels. Its rich history and unique beauty make Tha Phae Gate a must-visit for people traveling to Chiang Mai.

Tha Phae Gate is located at the heart of the city, offering convenient access to explore the surrounding area. There are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby, providing opportunities for dining and entertainment.

Our visit to Tha Phae Gate was not only to admire its beauty but also to enjoy our evening at the nearby bars.

Highly recommended for everyone visiting Chiang Mai. Don't miss Tha Phae Gate.
Written 11 April 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
Other than the gate and picture taking, there are a few shops nearby that you can sit in and have a coffee. I wish there were more sharing of the history here opportunities such as tour guides to walk you around doing a brief explain and taking a picture for you.
Written 7 April 2024
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Daniel A
Beijing, China
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The place has its history, the area was all brightly lit up for Christmas and New Year’s and it looked very cool. We tried to take some photos, but my kids didn’t care too much about that. They were enthralled by the toys that vendors were selling. In particular, they loved the shiny objects being shot into the sky. Bargain for a toy and have hours of fun with your children. Coming to Chiang Mai is a different experience and they find pleasures in the simplest things, ample places to run around and play and that is here at the Tha Phae Gate and it is especially nice at night.
Written 18 January 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
You will eventually end up in old town Chiang Mai when visiting and it is a main attraction. So many shops, restaurants and full of temples! No matter which road you walk down, there is always something to see!
Written 7 January 2024
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VeganMadeEasy
Glen Ellyn, IL
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Neat little city wall with gate. When we were here they had Happy New Year Displays you could take pictures in front of. There are coffee shops around the place. The history of the wall and gate is pretty interesting. Look it up.
Written 3 January 2024
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singhasam
Weymouth, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
CHIANG Mai's Tha Phae Gate is perhaps one of the city's most famous landmarks.
Countless people pose for selfies and photos at its entrance on the eastern side of the wall, one of five gates to the Old City.
It is also known to tourists as the place where Chiang Mai's famous Sunday Market starts, stretching away into the Old City in a bewildering array of thousands of stalls.
Well worth a visit but beware the latest craziness to be inflicted on visitors.
It seems that guides for a certain type of tour group get their charges assembled and then deliberately scare the hundreds of pigeons in the area to take flight to provide a photo with clouds of birds in it. Needless to say, it's not the birds going up that you have to watch out for but what comes down!
The gate itself forms part of the moat and city defences originally designed to combat any invasion.
Written 29 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Pratu Tha Phae is the eastern gate of the Chiang Mai walled city. The somehow decrepit city wall offers a distant glimpse of the heyday of the Lanna kingdom. It is also a major tourist attraction.
Written 21 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

David
Lille, France
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Lots going on when I visited in the evening on a Thursday. A little market, plenty of foot traffic. Set against the historical backdrop of a (reconstructed) old city entrance.
Written 10 August 2023
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richj65
Chicago, IL
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Historical the entry point of the city but now just a place to listen to music and buy street food. There's nothing else to do here.
Written 20 May 2023
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