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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Small town by the river

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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51 helpful votes 51 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
52 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Son en Breugel, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I liked the town as it is a quiet place along the river. Had a nice walk around the citywall, hardly any tourist here ! Good to visit as daytrip from Chiang Rai by minibus.

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If anyone has been to Santa Cruz in California, this is what Chiang Saen feels like to me. Well, if Santa Cruz had a longer history with temple ruins everywhere you look and standing pagodas as tall as four story buildings. The ruins are so plentiful that houses are build right next to the ruins. Some of the ruins are... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This city has several ruins scattered across the city. It is easily accessible via foot. I saw almost every ruin in the city in 5 hours, including an hour at the museum. The history museum in the city is nothing great, just some relics and a bit about the hill tribes. Go out of the city walls and have a... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Located where Thailand meets Myanmar (Burma) and Lao PDR (Laos), this town is devoted to tourism. Interesting Opium Museum, objectively presenting the roles of the British and Americans down through the years. The old city is being restored by the Department of Fine Arts and will be of at least moderate archeologial interest, though many of the ancient temples are... More 

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Bangkok
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We spend about an hour in the old city, just hop on and hop off for place of interest. We enjoyed the slow and quiet city and wished to stay there. The lady in the tourist centre is very helpful, you may get her help to plan your 'Must visit route' if you have limited time.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The town is laid back and has a great feel about it. At night the road along the Mekong is transformed by restaurants setting up their kitchens and tables along it.

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