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Moon Muang Rd., Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a quick stop off if you are in the area due to the history of the gate but don’t plan on it being a major place to visit. However if you are going to Sunday market perhaps make it your starting point. You can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cheekychalkie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not a lot to see other than pigeons and there are thousands of them. You can buy bird feed and let them feed out of your hand or any other place you put the seed. Avoid if you have ornithophobia.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pickleinwimbledon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This area is teeming with tourists (my husband and myself included). A lot of pigeons. There was a wedding photo shoot the day we went so that was neat. It's very difficult to take a picture under the "Tha Pae Gate" sign with so many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bonnsv
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a gate at the end of the day. It has a big wall either side which I think may be the original and lots of pigeons with tourists taking pics of the pigeons strangely. Worth walking around the moat it’s the best part.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wren76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is worth a quick visit as it is on the way city, restaurants, market, and river. Hundreds of pigeons and people selling pigeon food for tourist to feed them. A lady taught my 7 year old how to feed and call the pigeons and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Buttajess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth stopping off if you happen to be going by but not worth a huge detour. There is only a small section of the whole wall remaining and there were loads of tourists taking pictures in front of it...

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank conaboy163
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked down to this the gate from our hotel and found it fascinating to see a piece of history and see how much the city has expanded over the years.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sarahc011
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a large historic gate in the old city wall where people come to get their wedding photos etc . Unfortunately there are hundreds of pigeons here and despite the HUGE sign saying DO NOT FEED THE PIGEONS many ignorant people mainly Chinese ignore...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank stevewooly2017
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Just a small square with many tourists congregating, taking pics. Only a section of the original bring wall remains.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Travis Y
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Historic landmark worth stopping to take some photos and experience but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get here.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Marissa H
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October 13, 2018|
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Response from RegQuinton | Reviewed this property |
There are a ton of temples in Chiang Mai. Walk towards the center of the old city and you'll have your fill.
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February 18, 2017|
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Response from GKBrash | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know the lanterns are really a big deal on New Years Eve. During other times of the year I could not answer with any certainty.