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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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  • Well. It was quite interesting place. Although i personally not recommended to visit here on sunday night, I would definately visit again during a week (probably afternoon...). Lots of places to eat. ...  more »
  • the THA PAE gate used as meeting place, there's any activities to numerous permanent festivals, there are many restaurants nearby and Akane, who distributed free hugs are often found.
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  • I "walked the wall" & started at Tha Phae Gate. I found it interesting, even if it has been rebuilt. It showed how small the original city was, with the walls of the city & the moat surrounding it. Im...  more »
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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