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Chiang Saen - the old city walls

Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Ranked #15 of 28 attractions in Chiang Rai
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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france
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Glad I didn't make a special journey just to see this,but enjoyed my visit here as part of the whole days excursion around the area. The history was really interesting and I am glad it was included in the day trip I did. The whole area around here is worth seeing and this should be included when making your plans

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

You will passby when you enter Chiang Saen old city. Chiang Saen is worth visit and this wall is worth a stop and look aorund.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The wall was around different parts of the city so only saw some of it. The moat had it been full of water woud have looked impressive, but it doesnt fill up until the rainy season May - Sept

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Some good angle for photo. There are different portion of the wall that still show some history. But you will need to read up to understand what you are seeing. Else, join one of the old city tour will help

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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64 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Chiang Saen used to be the capital of Lanna before Chiangmai & was founded in 1328. When it was recaptured in 1804 from the Burmese, who had occupied it for nearly 300 years, the king burned it to the ground to prevent the Burmese taking it back. There are over 100 ruins in Chiang Saen along with the remains of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Full of history and goes further back than European history. Maybe shows what a violent past it was on this border.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

somewhere nearby the Temple, this is the ruins of Chiang Saen. Do dropby and have a feel. Till now, they do pray to some kind of spirits and you can see the mini house and meats to sacrifice for the spirit in the house.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

great education our kids loved it we are traveling around for 2 weeks & have a full schedule booked with lots to see & do great photo opps here & very peaceful

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Impressively constructed red brick walled town with moat and vertical wall on outside and sloping brick ramp onto walls. lots of trees growing in walls through bricks. Lots of plaques detailing each wall or old building but limited information explaining history at the sites

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

For the history buff. Also, being on the river, nice breezes and some fish restaurants. Some good but expensive textiles in the market outside the museum. The museum has never yet been open when I've been there. I look foward to seeing it one day.

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