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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
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
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
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
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