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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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  • C is a strategic point at several levels. It overlooks a place that serves as a concert venue. It leads to the famous Sunday market which becomes a kind of walking street long enough. It occupies a strategic space for this. Central area of the city. You will discover by you even. It is not far from the main flood that goes to the night market, the night bazaar, the flower market... She is not too far from the crane bars and massages. In short, c is a strategic point in my point of view.
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  • We were in the M Hotel in front of the Gate, and found it a great location marker, but the noise from late-night rock concerts got a bit overwhelming though a hill-tribe fair on site was well-conceive...  more »
  • Within the walls of a TA-PAE gate exit to the outside of the city walls and is square. Tourists who are there on a Gates-watching break is here. 外せない came to Chiang Mai gate itself is building a special brick is not a tourist destination.
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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