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All reviews mekong river wat chedi luang golden triangle lanna kingdom ancient city national museum worth a visit day tour ruins laos wats market hundreds vendors km village
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is located just by the Mekong River. You could take a boat to Laos and Golden Triangle with 700B. Market is by the river and well known several restaurants are along the River. You could take a blue truck to Golden Triangle with 20...More

Thank ccanajay
Reviewed 19 April 2018

The old capital now exists only as a number of brick foundations over a fairly wide area. The exception is Wat Chedi Luang where sectionsof the Wat have been covered with a new roof and the stupa is still whole. If you are heading through...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We started our Chiang Rai Bicylce Untouched Triangle Cycle Tour here. Nice view on the Mekong River and Laos. Some old temples, but not much else to do here, I'm afraid!

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Chiang Saen is a must see when visiting Chiang Rai Province. Located at the Northern most point of Thailand in the Golden Triangle you can see the Mekong River bordering Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma). There are many shops to buy authentic Lanna items and...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 28 February 2018

from a resident, moved here twice; sharing info; joe cummings,lonely planet founder, described Chiang Saen as a 'sleepy town'; when i asked him about that he said 'was a long time ago'; the small city , on the mekong river, self-described as ' the gateway...More

Thank vern d
Reviewed 24 January 2018

An interesting temple with surrounding stupas and a beautiful buddha tree. From a historical and interest perspective, it is worth a visit if in the area.

Thank RobandJoPerth
Reviewed 9 January 2018

if u go to this area dont forget to go to old city of chiang sen. the sunset view in the small park with some pagoda and temple give agreat view.

Thank ana_kecik
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We went here on the way to the Golden Triangle with a guide. She was amazing and taught us so much about the customs of the temple. I loved that it was not a major tourist stop (more of a temple for locals) so it...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Visited few temples and it was a nice and peaceful area. Self drove. Good to get a break away from the busy city.

Thank RonL1219
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Taking the local bus from Chiang Rai which was about 1 hour 45 was part of our experience so I’m including it. It is not particularly comfortable and definitely not fast but it was fun and allowed us to see the changing scenery en route....More

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