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Doi Wao & Wat Thamphajoen

Address: Mae Sai, Mae Sai, Thailand
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

This is worth a visit, also known as the Scorpian Temple, as there is a giant statue of a Scorpian . The steps up are very steep but there is always willing scooter drivers to whisk you up the very steep hill for 20baht. Worth the effort to look down upon Myanmar and the border crossing

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Mae sai the most northern point of thailand, you're can see a scenery of Myanmar and shopping at Mae sai market or crossed to Myanmar. Nice view.

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I went shopping at Doi Wao market during this past holiday. Things are more cheaper than the Burmese market. You can find more quality merchandise right on the near by shop, but the best price are in the small corner shop.

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Stuttgart, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Be prepared to climb over 200 steps along the beautiful Naga railings to get to the Temple. Everything is built and created by the monks, I was told. The Scorpion sculpture is a sight to behold, as are the views of both Myanmar and Thailand. Street food and shops below, peace and quiet on "The Mountain" above. We went at... More 

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