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Wiang Kum Kam

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“ancient city” (18 reviews)
“ping river” (8 reviews)
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit here on a whim and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the old temples and the newly renovated ones. It's definitely an experience to see an ancient city and you don't need to leave the city or go on an organised tour...More

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We spotted the entrance to this site when driving back to our hotel and went back the following day. We had hired a car, and it was obvious that the man on the information desk was not used to Westerners turning up without being part...More

Thank EJR0303
Reviewed 30 November 2017

WHEN I visited this vast ancient city site I brought a guide and transport and really enjoyed exploring a number of temples in south east Chiang Mai. I began with Wat Pupia which has a near complete chedi with four niches for Buddha images. It...More

Thank singhasam
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Situated in the southeast corner of modern Chiangmai, Wiang Kum Kam is a series of archaeological excavations of a 13th Century city hidden until recently as a result of flooding many centuries ago. We went around on horse carriage, increasing our sense of going back...More

Thank escapedtoThailand
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We walked a long way from our condo and asked a lot of people along the way. We then went into a modern temple and asked for further directions, a very kind Thai man said that he would take us around and that he did....More

1  Thank chathawakan
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The sights are not in one particular location, but spread out through out the village (and even in people's backyards!). You can tour the site via horseback carriage, tram, or rent a bicycle. There are also lots of day tours to Wiang Kum Kam. Nice...More

Thank nasseralba61
Reviewed 22 July 2017

If you appreciate history and archaeology, it's worth a trip from Chiang Mai to see Wiang Kum Kam. You can see 700 year old temples and ruins from a former capital city that spent many years under water before the Ping River was re-routed. Many...More

3  Thank WCGood67
Reviewed 21 July 2017

unbelievable so much area can be hidden under ground and found such a big area for good research. very nice

Thank pround38
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We took a tuk-tuk to the main entrance. We hired a horse drawn carriage (300B) to take us to the Wats/ruins. We stopped at 7 sights for pictures & to look around. If you're interested in history, do a little research before you go.

2  Thank LarRanTravels
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Sometimes referred to as the Lost City, Wiang Kum Kam is a series of archeological digs that have uncovered ancient temples and palaces. There is some confusion as to the history of these ruins, but the commonly accepted version is that they were built by...More

3  Thank David B
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Carly W
13 January 2018|
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Response from singhasam | Reviewed this property |
I saw several motorbike users during my own tour of this vast site, so I don't think entry is any different for motorbikes than it is for any other form of transport. Certainly you will really benefit from a motorbike... More
29 March 2017|
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Response from linyh | Reviewed this property |
From town to Wiang Kum Kam: most tuktuks quoted 600baht (Dec2016), but we managed to get it lowered. Once you reach the visitor centre, you only have the option of taking horse carriage or the open-air vehicle (good for... More
22 October 2016|
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Response from Raelene H | Reviewed this property |
You can visit all the sites easily from a van. We took a horse and cart just for the fun of it and the driver had written information about the various sites. Two hours is plenty of time.