Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Thailand  /  Chiang Mai Province  /  Chiang Mai  /  Sightseeing  /  Tha Phae Gate
Tha Phae Gate, Chiang Mai
(3.6/5 based on 900+ 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.
Create a full Chiang Mai itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Chiang Mai

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Chiang Mai by other users

25 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Asia BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM SERBIA February, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Chiang Mai BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM DENMARK December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It's in the center of the city and runs through it. Don't need to hire a tuk tuk specifically to visit it. Go in the evening, post 17:00 so you can enjoy the street food later. 
  • Just makes sense, such as the entrance to Chiang Mai. Area is crowded with many tourists. I think a visit day or night.
    View original
  • It's just a stretch of wall and one of the gate to the old city that is not destroyed. It's near to a fountain and the area feels like a mini park. There's lots of pigeon in that area with locals sell...  more »
Google
  • 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