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Chiang Saen

Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Ranked #12 of 29 Attractions in Chiang Rai
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Type: Bodies of Water, Historic Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Located at around 60 kilometers from Chiang Rai, interesting city near Mekhong river. Charming and relaxing

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Lampang Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I like everything about this area and dislike nothing at all. The Mekong River scenery is fantastic. You see Laos and Myanmar and can take boat trips. Food and drinks are cheap and the people very friendly.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you make it this far north, spend time walking the streets and market and take a river boat to visit Laos and Myanmar. There are two temples worth seeing, one on the hill with great views and the second temple is also worth seeing about 200 yards from the downtown market. At that second wat take time to check-out... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Chiang Saen is a Old city in Chiangrai. Its near to Golden triangle and worth to visit around. Chiang Saen will be same as Chiangmai Old city, wall gate and old temple can be found. Some famous temple name same as temple in Chiangmai, this is because Chiangmai is a replacement city from Chiangrai and everything should be same and... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Temple area was under repair and behind walls. Site was active with monks and locals, we were the only tourists present. Very quiet place.

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Kalasin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Jam packed with tourists, nowhere to park car, too many souvenir stalls. Good view of the Mekong river and accross to Laos, but as we couldn't park we just drove through - disappointing.

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Wolverhampton, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The ruins of the old city are remarkable and fascinating. The walk along the Mekong river front is wonderful, with terrific views up and down the river and across to Laos. A very nice riverside twon and essential viewing for those who like the lost city feel of Ayyuthia or Bagan - even if it not on the scale of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Had a good day there in the Golden Triangle. Also visit the Opium centre more interesting than it sounds. Well worth 200THB

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's a very traditional rundown open air temple. But there is a monk whom you can pay him for blessing.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I love this, the oldest town in Thailand.It sits beautifully on the banks of the Mekong River. Quiet and peaceful, this settlement boasts a lot of impressive monuments. There is an octagonal chedi, dating back to the time America was discovered by Colombus,and a museum with stone carvings relating toHill -tribe culture. The best 'ruins' lies to the west of... More

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