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Chang Phuak Gate (The Elephant Gate)

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only a portion of the gate left

this is the northern gate or the chang phuak gate. there are 4 gates. it looks like a small castle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jeff1955malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I love the gate of the Old City, but not for their physicality...

I love the gate of the Old City, but not so much for their actual physicality, as for the culture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JDZatSF
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1 week ago
“only a portion of the gate left”
12 Jun 2017
“The North Gate”
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the northern gate or the chang phuak gate. there are 4 gates. it looks like a small castle. it solid red bricks is part of the history of chiangmai.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the gate of the Old City, but not so much for their actual physicality, as for the culture, history, and geography that they represent. I feel good seeing them and walking and rikding through them. When by Chang Phuak Gate at night, I...More

Thank JDZatSF
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Chang Phuak Gate is one of four gates to the old city and is situated at the north side of the moat. Tapae Gate, the east gate is the most famous and the other two are Suan Dok (west) and Chiang Mai gate (south). All...More

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Nothing really special that worth going to at this location. I saw reviews talking about a market, I've seen nothing when I went there. It's beautiful, but there are other same gates in old chiamg mai closer to more interesting temples.

Thank LevyShahar
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Soooooo. The gate. Well, its just a gate. It has alot of historic significance but not much to see. What you go for is the food like the pork leg from the famous Cowboy Hat Lady that shows up around sunset. Cheap and amazing food...More

1  Thank Robert A
Reviewed 19 January 2016

The Chang Puak Gate is one of four main gates to the old walled city of Chiang Mai. Interesting as you drive around to see the remains of the old walls that protected the ancient city. Good to see from a historical point of view.

1  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The old city of Chiang Mai has 4 main gates, Thapae gate, Chiang Mai gate, Suan Dok gate and Chang Puak gate. Inside this old structure you find Chiang Mai at its best. The old city is full of the most beautiful (working) Buddhist temples....More

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Nothing to it. Certainly nothing to go out of your way for. Not sure why it's even considered an attraction.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This was our first "local" gate when we arrived in CM so the market and food sold around it was very useful to us. For breakfast you've got everything from toast and grilled bananas, through Dim Sum and fresh fruit. There is also a couple...More

1  Thank charliehonk
Reviewed 7 April 2013

The gate is nothing... it's a non-event. But when the sun goes down, the food stalls come out. Now your are talking fantastic local food for next to nothing prices. Don't know what to get? Look for the lady in the cowboy hat and buy...More

5  Thank rarheaume
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