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Small amounts of walled city.

The old walls still remaining around Chiang Saen pop up in various amounts, and places. Further west towards Mae Sai where the three countries meet, great local restaurants and... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The old walls still remaining around Chiang Saen pop up in various amounts, and places. Further west towards Mae Sai where the three countries meet, great local restaurants and neat market area make this area worth a trip from Chiang Rai.

Thank greytravellerMelb
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

There are things to do and see in Chiang Saen, but you have to hunt them down. Take a Long Tail boat over to Lao Island and visit a fairly tacky market selling things that you can buy in Thailand. Some love it, some hate it. I often go to Chiang Saen in the evening and sit on the ground... More 

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Chiang Saen, moreover known as the Golden Triangle, is the three country point (Myanmar - Laos - Thailand). This area, including the (old) city Chiang Saen is worth your visit. Take your time to enjoy the stunning views and the ancient area of Chiang Saen.

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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

When we went here there were not many other people around so it was very peaceful and serene to wander about and look at the old ruins which are quite amazing to think they have survived hundreds of years and see the beautiful Buddhas.There were young monks going about their business and the smell of incense floating through the air,little... More 

1 Thank Julie M
Bali, Indonesia
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

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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Reviewed 10 July 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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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 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

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 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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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 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

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Reviewed 12 March 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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