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Chiang Saen - the old city walls

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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand

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interesting to see

Our guide took us to this place that we didnt know existed. She told us all about the history of it and we found that very interesting to listen to and see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide took us to this place that we didnt know existed. She told us all about the history of it and we found that very interesting to listen to and see.

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Thank Kath S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old city with lots of history. Take a private tour guide to get the most out of it. We took a guide from the FS Tented Camp and he was one of the best we have ever experienced worldwide. But lots of history for you to see.

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Thank lookingaroundfornow
Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Its a lovely quiet walk around the ruins. You do need a guide or some background information on the walls of chiang saen before walking it, if not, just treat it as a nice scenic walk.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We stopped here on the way to the opium museum and it's a great walk in a quiet little town. A bit more history on the ruins would be good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

This was the last place we visited in our day tour. It was getting dark when we reached this place. Took pictures of the ancient stupa or chedi, the building next to it, the walls and the now dry river bed. Wished we had more time to explore and visit this attraction!

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Exeter
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

This was ok but really did not know what was what no info there. and no one around to tell us anything.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

To see the city walls and all the temples in the area you need time as there are so many to see. We had a driver to take us around the area.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Not worth a day out specifically just for this, pretty good as a part of a wider golden triangle tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Fortunately our guide knew of this place. Noone else seems to know about it as we were the only visitors. We were able to walk around and on these ancient ruins. They're was a bit of the history provided by some signs along the way. We walked a bit further and were able to walk on the original town walls.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

It just took an hour and a half from the Chiang Rai Old Bus Station by bus. The ruins were worth a visit. And after that, I could enjoy the views across Maekong River.

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