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Tha Phae Gate, Chiang Mai
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A popular meeting spot for both locals and tourists, Tha Phae Gate remains one of the city's most important historical monuments. Dating back to the 13th century, the gate was built as part of an extensive fortification system, constructed to protect the city from Burmese invasion. Stand here and imagine how for centuries traveling traders, monks, and foreign emissaries passed through this main entrance to the city. On Sundays a street market springs up here, where you can find everything from handicrafts to clothes and jewelry. Work out when and for how long to visit Tha Phae Gate and other Chiang Mai attractions using our handy Chiang Mai family vacation planner.
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  • Its just an old wall and hole between where a lot of tourist go through to see the things in the old city.. no english signs with history about the gate or anything.. 
  • 在古城區都是步行在城裡,所以走了許多地方,塔佩門就路過了2-3次,每一次經過都非常熱鬧!這裡人潮聚集,周六還遇到夜市,非常多小吃在周邊,但我們並沒有吃! 
  • Is a gate in the wall that separates the old town from the rest of the city. Inside the wall has many temples, restaurants, too hot to walk that way.
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  • If asked I would say that Tha Phae Gate is the "center" of Chiang Mai, ideal place to meet up with people since there is a lot of space. Next to it there is a Starbucks, a McDonals and a Burger King. In sundays you can visit the sunday market which starts at this point
  • Hands down the most touristy area in old city. Lots of great bars and restaurants. Fun area, with alot of farong. When visiting, I suggest staying close to this area, for your first time.
  • Very beautiful gate. There is often a market here on Sundays. The area is very beautiful and is heavily trafficked by Foreigners and Thai alike. There are many hostels, guesthouses, and popular western and Thai restaurants within walking distance.
  • We visited this gate as part of the segway tour that we did of Chiang Mai. Not a very interesting place to be honest. Think they got us here because it has a large empty space that they wanted us to practice segway on. It is however a good central place from where you could venture in any direction.
  • Cool place. Chiang Mai Sunday night market is the thing to check out though 6pm until midnight