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Chiang Saen - the old city walls

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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand

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It seems you can't drive more than a few km in the North without seeing a " we just have to stop and see spot" and so it on our list is Chiang Saen .Chiang Saen sits on the banks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seems you can't drive more than a few km in the North without seeing a " we just have to stop and see spot" and so it on our list is Chiang Saen .Chiang Saen sits on the banks of the Mae Khong River . It is a 12th century walled city .You can easily make out the remains... More 

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Niwot, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I wouldn't recommend going specially, but if you're in Chiang Saen then it's nice place to sit and relax,

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I love old city walls and these look more genuine than some of the rebuilds in other cities. We hired a taxi from Chiang Rai for 2500 baht for the day and had a very enjoyable day in this town and the surrounds.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Evidence of the city walls runs around Chiang Saen. There walks that take you into and around the walls with quite nice parkland around the walls. For those interested in the history of the place then this is a must visit. We were staying at the Golden Triangle and drove in - parking was easy and we had some map... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Our guide took us to this place that we didnt know existed. She told us all about the history of it and we found that very interesting to listen to and see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely old city with lots of history. Take a private tour guide to get the most out of it. We took a guide from the FS Tented Camp and he was one of the best we have ever experienced worldwide. But lots of history for you to see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Its a lovely quiet walk around the ruins. You do need a guide or some background information on the walls of chiang saen before walking it, if not, just treat it as a nice scenic walk.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We stopped here on the way to the opium museum and it's a great walk in a quiet little town. A bit more history on the ruins would be good.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

This was the last place we visited in our day tour. It was getting dark when we reached this place. Took pictures of the ancient stupa or chedi, the building next to it, the walls and the now dry river bed. Wished we had more time to explore and visit this attraction!

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Exeter
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This was ok but really did not know what was what no info there. and no one around to tell us anything.

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