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Moon Muang Rd., Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is like the city's public square area. There are ancient city walls here and the Phae gate opens to this large space. Many people take this area as a public meeting point. It is also the site of public celebrations if any

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank drjsaleh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the historical sites in Chiang Mai worth to visit to understand how the town has developed to what it is now.Good to learn how the local council has preserved the relic gate.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KahHooL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Should be at least checked out while visiting Chaing Mai. Some very eclectic performers are usually around but my one daughter who does not like birds, was spooked by the amount of pigeons that abound during the day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WinfieldRDH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historic gate centrally located. Great as a meeting place. Lots of shops and restaurants on both the old and new side of the gate. Can get very crowded on special occasions and holidays, especially on Sunday evenings when the Walking Street is open.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Year's eve in chiang Mai , the 1st one , Magic in the air . Light Lanterns to launch in the sky with your wishes . Prices for big lantern at 50 thb , more, it would be robbery .... I lighted one with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mvngn67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the main gate to the old walled city of Chiang Mai. Nice to appreciate, but not much to see. Definitely a good point to start, as the street it is on leads to the heart of the city and the plethora of temples...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank issa81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Symbolises the entrance to the Old City. This particular gate and the huge square in front of it is well maintained. We passed this whenever we crossed the canal/moat as the hotel was nearby. It's also a great landmark to get your cab to halt...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank enriqueofmalacca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At evening to night, the large open area in front of Tha Pae gate has some artists painting portraits of people, there is also a freelance musicians busking, also there were 2 performers doing fireball performances , which attracted quite a crowd:)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jalee77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice meeting place during the day and night. Music from around the world perform and do their specialty. Also place to put up the small balloons during New Years and holidays. Nice place to Meet and share time. Friendly area and safe.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An old gate and ruins of the fort wall. Just a place to stamp I have been here and perhaps taking some photos. Good to explore as part of walking tour of the old city.

Date of experience: December 2018
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13 October 2018|
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Response from RegQuinton | Reviewed this property |
There are a ton of temples in Chiang Mai. Walk towards the center of the old city and you'll have your fill.
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18 February 2017|
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Response from GKBrash | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know the lanterns are really a big deal on New Years Eve. During other times of the year I could not answer with any certainty.