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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Ancient Wat well worth a visit

Fortunately our guide knew of this place. Noone else seems to know about it as we were the only visitors. We were able to walk around and on these ancient ruins. They're was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fortunately our guide knew of this place. Noone else seems to know about it as we were the only visitors. We were able to walk around and on these ancient ruins. They're was a bit of the history provided by some signs along the way. We walked a bit further and were able to walk on the original town walls.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It just took an hour and a half from the Chiang Rai Old Bus Station by bus. The ruins were worth a visit. And after that, I could enjoy the views across Maekong River.

1 Thank Sineenad M
Wodonga, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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.

1 Thank Nicolas F
Chang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jamie A
High Wycombe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
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

Thank caddyandbellA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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new jersey
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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.

Thank cruisr

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