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Without a local guide who knows the history of these walls they are just a pile of old bricks. However with a good guide who has the knowledge they seem to come alive and you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Wodonga, Australia
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Wodonga, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Without a local guide who knows the history of these walls they are just a pile of old bricks. However with a good guide who has the knowledge they seem to come alive and you can 'see' them as they were centuries ago.

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Chang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Not sure what I expected but I guess a lot more then I got, they are and ruined not really exciting but still worth a look.

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High Wycombe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Lots of old stuff to see, including old temples etc. Nice pleasant walk on a hot day through the trees etc. Recommended.

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Perth western australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We did this at the end of our tour so were tired and so overwhelmed with everything that we saw that this was a bit disappointing.The ancient bricks and buildings are great but 5 minutes will cover the trip

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A short day trip outside of Chiang Rai, this sleepy town demands a visit by any serious traveller passing through the area. The town is small, and has very few tourists, and yet it has some of teh oldest and most amazing temple ruins and complexes in all of Northern Thailand. The city walls (whats left of them) speak of... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Unlike the walls of Tuscany, these walls are more a part of the forest landscape than a rebuttal of warring armies. In the past they likely served similar purposes but they no longer seem so formidable. It seems they will disappear althogether within the next few decades. The area around the ruins is lovely and strangely unpopulated in Asia. I... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This sleepy ancient capital on the Southern Bank of the Mekong is certainly worth the detour once you get in Chiang Rai. The former walled city has an history going back many centuries.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We did stop there and was ok for a 15 minute stop. Not much compared to other places in Thailand. The ruins are really ruins and perhaps if money were spent to restore them a bit and have information about the history it would be worth more time.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Said to be one of the oldest settlements in Thailand, the Old City has lots of sites (most crumbling) with the best ones requiring a ticket to get close to them. Many temples surround the Old City, and are being restored (perhaps not always the the degree of authenticity that might be desired). Helps to take a guide (lots to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Chiang Saen - the old city walls is just a pile of rock unless the history of the place are being explained. Unless I missed the signage, there was no explanation for visitor to learn of its history. The Tourism Authority of Thailand need to allocate certain budget to bring awareness to our important sites. Thailand has many historical sites... More 

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