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Wiang Kum Kam

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a tuk-tuk to the main entrance. We hired a horse drawn carriage (300B) to take us to the Wats/ruins. We stopped at 7 sights for pictures & to look around. If you're interested in history, do a little research before you go.

1  Thank LarRanTravels
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Sometimes referred to as the Lost City, Wiang Kum Kam is a series of archeological digs that have uncovered ancient temples and palaces. There is some confusion as to the history of these ruins, but the commonly accepted version is that they were built by...More

2  Thank David B
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Lovely decaying temple in jungle setting . Interesting old paintings on temple tunnel walls . Still a working temple but also looks after cats

2  Thank Louise R
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have read good reviews about this place, and how it is possible to rent bicycles and explore on your own. However, we were unable to do that. Not many tuk tuk drivers know about this place, and they generally charge very expensive, as they...More

1  Thank linyh
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We hadn't one our homework and did not realise what an extensive area was covered by ancient brickworks nd numerous religious building. The maps we had were unhelpful in navigating around the site.There was no food or drink that caught our eye. We walked for...More

1  Thank srodd999
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Old temple out of the city but remeber was the first area where Chiang Mai was founded. Kept in excellent conditions

Thank paoli87
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is overkill unless you know a lot or are very interested in Lanna temples. The site hasn't been fully excavated yet and consequently there isn't much tourism there. We saw some beautiful temples but it was raining so we had to get on an...More

1  Thank ConchitaCruz
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Peaceful and reflective temple to visit. We were fortunate that there was no one else about. There were a couple of stalls but no one bothered you.

1  Thank suesutcliffe
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Take a taxi there and use Google maps for directions and get lost in the back streets of suburban stock broker belt houses. 2 teen age kids were not bored. We love the ruins but to look into peoples back yards was more fascinating. The...More

2  Thank GrimmoG
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A very nice and novel horse cart ride around various old temples that were rediscovered in Chiangmai. Took approximately 90 minutes. Well worth it. Only complaint was no English speaking guide...

Thank Jason M
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Hi! do we need to book any carriage in advance? We will be 4 persons. Thanks.
29 March 2017|
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Response from linyh | Reviewed this property |
From town to Wiang Kum Kam: most tuktuks quoted 600baht (Dec2016), but we managed to get it lowered. Once you reach the visitor centre, you only have the option of taking horse carriage or the open-air vehicle (good for... More
We are hiring a van to take us to Wiang Kum Kan. Is vehicular access permitted to explore the ruins? Or must we park the van at the Information centre and then rent a bike, walk or take a horse carriage to explore the ruins? How long does it take to tour the ancient city? Can it be done in under 2 hours?
23 October 2016|
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Response from Raelene H | Reviewed this property |
You can visit all the sites easily from a van. We took a horse and cart just for the fun of it and the driver had written information about the various sites. Two hours is plenty of time.
Hey! How much was the cycle tour?
29 July 2016|
Response from Telly F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure