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Chiang Saen - the old city walls

Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Ranked #15 of 27 Attractions in Chiang Rai
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Chiangmai
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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165 reviews 165 reviews
38 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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318 reviews 318 reviews
67 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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64 helpful votes 64 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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