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Chiang Saen

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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chiang Kham, Thailand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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

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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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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64 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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19 helpful votes 19 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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Address: Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Rai Province  >  Chiang Rai

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