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Address: Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Go for the food not the gate

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... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
Robert A
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 19 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
Houston, Texas
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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 over here.

1 Thank Robert A
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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
Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 17 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. Chang Puak gate is an important stop/start for the red 'songthaew' (small open minibuses/pick-ups) going... More 

Thank jobst56
Bangkok, Thailand
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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
Serris, France
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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 of places including a végé home in the wall place that sells full meals from... More 

1 Thank charliehonk
Singapore, Singapore
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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 a plate of what she's offering for 30 baht. You have just bought khao kha... More 

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Reviewed 20 January 2012

The White elephant gate (Pratu Chang Puak) is currently of little interest. Originally the gate had interesting grouped elephant statues which were removed. Years later copies copies of the riginal statues were erected but now again its a no through gate often used as parking space devoid of any beauty.

1 Thank John v
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Not much here, certainly no elephants anywhere to be seen. Chang Puak is best known as where the road north to Mae Rim runs from. Thapae Gate is the only "gate" to the old town where anything is happening.

Thank maxtraveler2

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