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Chiang Saen

Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Ranked #10 of 26 Attractions in Chiang Rai
Type: Historic Sites, Bodies of Water, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Bodies of Water, Cultural
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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London, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
589 helpful votes 589 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This small town on the banks of the Mekong River is warm and friendly. Not a bustling metropolis like Bangkok, but a much calmer place to relax and discover the history. We loved dining from the market on the banks of the river, and eating catfish and tilapia roasted on an open fire with salt making the skin crispy and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This small town on the border with Laos was not our favourite place to stay. There were a few nice things, ruins and temples etc, and we found a nice little Thai restaurant on the river, but we stayed for 3 nights and would have preferred to have only stayed one, much better towns nearby

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Chiang Saen is a town about 30 minutes northeast of Chiang Rai, and about 10 minutes south of the Golden Triangle. It is an ancient city that borders on the Mekhong River. AT one time, it may have been the national capital of a small city-state. The city is ringed on three sides with a large and impressive fortified wall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Nice and wonderful experience to observe local culture, Long Neck Karen village, and boat trip to Laos. Some might say the village is set up. If you would like to see the authentic Long neck Karen people, you'll have to go deep in the jungle in a remote area close to the border. Do you think it is safety to... More 

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Asia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
38 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
89 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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