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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Well worth a visit is Chiang Saen as this part of Thailand is so different from the south. Here there is a totally different pace of life and the people are even more warm and friendly, if that is not an oxymoron in the Land of Smiles! On the banks of the mighty Mekong River, Chiang Saen boasts a lot... More 

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It can be hard to detect at first, but once you do you will be amazed at what was done. True history going on for miles. Just let your mind float back to the old days of its orign and think just how much went into making this protective wall. I for one was impressed.

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Chiangmai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

With over 2,000 years of history, the district of Chiangsaen in Chiangrai province is bordered with Myanmar and Laos. Tropical conditions has from year to year destructed the ancient city. One has to be keen on archaeology and appreciated history to go around the district to visit various sites. Some site has minor fees that hardly paid for the maintenance... More 

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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Rai Province  >  Chiang Rai

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