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Market and town

Stopped by from a private boat tour and went to the local market to see the fish, eels, veggies, frogs and crickets all for purchasing. There is nothing special about the market... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2016
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Bali, Indonesia
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98 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

by accident we landed in Chingasean, we supposed direct to the myamar border, after land travelling from bangkok, chingmai, Chiang rai and stopped in Chiang sean, tried the local food and the local hospitality along the road and get the stories of ayuthaya stories as well as Golden triangle areas while the era of opium and drug, fulfill the city,... More 

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58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by from a private boat tour and went to the local market to see the fish, eels, veggies, frogs and crickets all for purchasing. There is nothing special about the market but interesting to see what they have for locals as most don't have refrigerators so they shop twice a day for their meals (according to our local guide).... More 

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Salta, Argentina
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167 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The place is huge and busy, early in the morning is the best time to visit Take your time to observe the people´s expression and how they pay respect

Thank argiequeen
Bangkok, Thailand
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Chiang Saen is a small city that has so many ancient temples, some of which lasts for more than 700 years. you can still see the remains from 13th Centuries. Book a tour that take you on a cute small tuk tuk and travel to the city by the Mekong river, learn the history of Lanna Kingdom and enjoy shopping... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

On the banks of the Mekong river there is plenty to do here, explore the riverside markets, take a river boat ride and visit loas, check out the hilltop temples or the museums or just sit and try the local cuisine - i have visited here a few times when i have been in northern thialand

1 Thank tosorogc
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

chiang saen is a town on the banks of the famous Mekong river which flows down through china it touches ,Laos,Thailand Cambodia and onto the sea about 300 kilometers long is a source of life for over 30 million people who live and work by this powerful river it gives life to million fish ,water and this water is used... More 

1 Thank vegetarianfriend48
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81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

The town and museum reflect the beauty of the original Lanna Kingdom capitol. The museum is worth visiting though it is small and some items have been sent to the National Museum in Bangkok. Although the walls of the city were destoyed centuries ago, the reconstuction 40 years ago still gives one a sense of what the area would have... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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733 reviews
607 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

After visiting several attractions with the Golden Triangle as the last stop, we thought we were all ready to go back to Chiang Rai. But no, we still had to visit Chiang Saen! Our visit was focused on the ancient site, its stupa/chedi, river, and walls. Building materials are noted near this attraction. It seemed to be undergoing some restorations.... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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263 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Since this was my second visit to Chiang Saen, I enjoyed seeing how much things have changed in the last ten years. There certainly are more souvenir hawkers around the boat landing and up on the viewpoint, also more development along the river. The Buddha in a boat and his elephant companions still leave me scratching my head. If you... More 

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United Kingdom
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400 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Actually a really nice town with several places to visit, 1) the old city 2) Opium Museum, 3) The viewing platform above the museum, cars can get up there to see the large Buddha and viewing platform overlooking the golden triangle 4) Take a boat to Laos, great 10 min ride and visit a Laos market selling cheap designer bags... More 

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