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Tha Phae Gate, Chiang Mai

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • the best thing to do around this gate is watch chinese tourists pode to the camera. chinese take their camera posing quite seriously, and i am sure they practice at home on some of the poses. one that...  read more »
  • 換錢租機車買行程在附近都能搞定,很多人喜歡在空地處餵鴿子, 這裡也是外國人聚集的地方,所以附近消費比其他地方貴, 
  • 位於最熱鬧的市區,周邊有很多小吃,非常推薦第一次來清邁的旅客入住此區附近,都有雙條車與嘟嘟車,而且台灣人必去的綠色換匯所就在附近,讓你很方便就可以搞清楚清邁的地理位置。 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • It's a beautiful gate of the old city. A shame that real-estate has given way to McDonald's and Starbucks (as with all beautiful locations on Earth), but it's a nice social area, and a fascinating glimpse to the old empire's stronghold.
  • One of the top places to visit in the city, not a great deal to see, it has a nice vibe though, lots of Chinese folk taking pictures near the plaque marking the spot. If you see the 'Free Hug' man there, give him one from me!
  • Nothing much to see.. big area, at evening (at least on sundays) there are alot of people and vendors.
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