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The old city walls

These walls show a big piece of local history. They can be seen as a drive by location if you... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Peter J
A quick stop on a day tour is enough

The ruins of the old city walls disapointed a bit. Nice to make a stop if you have more items to... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
annetteds2016
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

These walls show a big piece of local history. They can be seen as a drive by location if you are in the area.

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The ruins of the old city walls disapointed a bit. Nice to make a stop if you have more items to visit that day but you can''t spend long there. About 30 mins max. Then you have seen it all.

Thank annetteds2016
Reviewed 15 June 2017

These walls start to give one a sense of how important this sleepy little town once was. As you follow them, there are lots of small visual surprises, and you have a sense of gradually moving back into history.

Thank LH M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Amazing city wall ruins. Very little information is provided on-site so make sure you read up on this extraordinary place to understand that beyond piles of old brick this ancient capital was of great importance through history. Make sure you continue your exploration by visiting...More

Thank KLear99
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Reading Plugger14's review I really had fun. His lovely style of formulating an understatement: "I love old city walls and these look more genuine than some of the rebuilds in other cities". Or he is an art historian and sees more than those who aren't...More

1  Thank hillbobilly
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We spent over an hour walking through this place and taking it all in. It helps to have a tour guide. If you have the time you should go. There were some great vendors too.

Thank Boywonder51
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Chiang Saen is an interesting half day tour from Chiang Rai. Lots of history but definetely need a tour guide for explanation. However, it would be better if Chiang Saen were combined with the Golden Triangle tour as it is on the same route.

Thank Miriam W
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A must see as you tour Chiang Saen and this area of Chiang Rai province. Nice area to walk, bicycle, motorbike, or get out of the car in key places. Easily seen quickly or you could linger as long as you want or get a...More

Thank Doctorbailey
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Chiang Saen is a relatively small place with not a lot of attractions beyond the Golden Triangle, but I fell in love with the place. The old city walls and temple ruins are amazing!

Thank Shane S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Unfortunately, we only saw the old city walls from our bus. There appears to be an inner and outer wall. It should be a wortwhile place to take a stroll

Thank gsrs
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