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Chiang Saen - the old city walls

Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Peaceful and pretty impressive

Amazing city wall ruins. Very little information is provided on-site so make sure you read up on... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
KLear99
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Luang Prabang, Laos
Romance should not be touched, it's related to emotion and not to reality :-)

Reading Plugger14's review I really had fun. His lovely style of formulating an understatement... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
hillbobilly
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Chiang Rai
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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

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
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were taken here and told the history of this area .The beautiful remains of a temple in a peaceful area was quite stunning .Memories of Ankor Wat on a mini scale .

Thank dizzyfizzy45
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The hilltop of Wat Phra That Pha Ngao offers great view of the Golden Triangle and Mekong River. Inside of the 10th-century temple has a beautiful artwork of Buddha images. Also Chiang Saen National Museum has a good collection of old stone carvings, Buddha images...More

Thank Masa G
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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...More

Thank easterntreker
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