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Chiang Saen - the old city walls

Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Ranked #12 of 24 Attractions in Chiang Rai
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We loved the old city walls and the work that would have been needed to do it all those centuries ago, once section had trees growing in it and it was something we will not forget

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Asia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A must go and do if you have enough time to do. Located at around 60 kilometers from Chiang Rai. Beautiful

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Chiang Mai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had a day to kill so we thought we would go see the ruins at the oldest Thai city in Thailand. It was an easy drive on the good road between Chiang Rai and Chiang Saen. The walls have an easy road to follow on the inside. On the outside there are other ruins as well that you may... More

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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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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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