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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia

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Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
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