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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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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

Thank argiequeen
Reviewed 29 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...More

1  Thank JanetteTecha
Reviewed 23 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...More

2  Thank tosorogc
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank BangkokCat
Reviewed 10 March 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...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 27 February 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...More

Thank LaurelParker
Reviewed 23 January 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...More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful town that is overlooked! Smaller than Chiang Rai and Chaing Mai, this is an ancient, walled city that sits beside the Melong river. We bicycled around the city one afternoon with our children, ages nine and 11. It was nice to...More

1  Thank Jmih
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This place is far from the city but the scenery is beautiful. The people are friendly and helpful. I love the fresh air here.

Thank jeon
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Chiang Saen is an interesting place where the past is maintained in the present. Many of the historical places and artefacts are still left and maintained as they are, rather been levelled for development. Trust the Thais to appreciate their past. One can either take...More

1  Thank Stay_Strong_Thailand
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