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As you enter into Chiang Saen on the left hand side next to the opium museum is Wat Phra That Pukhao, you can reach the top by driving or taking the stairway, but do not attempt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

As you enter into Chiang Saen on the left hand side next to the opium museum is Wat Phra That Pukhao, you can reach the top by driving or taking the stairway, but do not attempt if you are unfit. When you reach the top, there is a viewing platform with a nice wooden sign with a map of Thailand,... More 

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Wodonga, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

An ancient temple complex in the golden triangle area that is slowly being repaired. It is worth a visit if you are interested in temples, pagodas, wats etc. if not, don't go

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Chang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Cool little town, the museum is quite small but I did enjoy it. Though last year when I went the had a lot more relics. Was told the Bangkok museum has take them for their collection. It's a beautiful town worth a look.

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Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Loved what we saw. I think we will revisit on our next trip. Ruins and outer city wall spectacular - reclaimed from th jungle and still in tact.

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Chiang Kham, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you include the riverfront along with the "old town" it is very spread out. If you do not have your own transport it can be a bit hard to get around and hired transport such as Tuk Tuks do not always help when trying to find a place to stop at. Huge selection of restaurants but am still trying... More 

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Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The whole ancient city lied within residential area, you can see the ruin stay behind someone's backyard or front yard or beside the road...was not well preserve, what a waste. It could be as big as Angkor Wat.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Love this small town by the river. enjoyed my days next to the river and see live of local people and massive heavy transports from China, Vietnam and Laos. Many ruins from Lana Kingdom. Good local barbecue and food by the river at night. A bike trip around the city is recommendable.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This little town was a delightful stop during a 4 day trip in northern Thailand. Of course the river trip up and down the Maekong River across to a Laotion island for a shopping experience enhanced it. The river front is attractive with a wide pedestrian path. The boats plying their trade up and down the river was entertaining and... More 

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Saigon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Drive across traditional houses, reservoir, tea plantations...etc... It's a must to visit if you're in Chiangrai.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I visited with my wife and friends.Chiang Saen is near Mae Khong river and golden triangle area.I think Chiang Saen is nothing special.

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