Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai

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Sought out for its historical significance, Chiang Saen once served as the seat of a 7th-century kingdom. Today the modern town retains ruins scattered throughout, including the architecture of many Buddhist shrines, or chedi. Big cargo barges anchor in port here, keeping the Chinese import tradition of produce and electronics alive. The river is an attraction in itself, with many tourists visiting just to watch the boats come up and down. Stop by the local museum for further background on the town's fascinating past. Put Chiang Saen into our Chiang Rai travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chiang Rai.
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  • It is a rural town located about an hour and a half by bus from Chiang Rai Thailand. In a country town on the Mekong River not otherwise nothing. Relaxing is not to only see the river.
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  • The old capital now exists only as a number of brick foundations over a fairly wide area. The exception is Wat Chedi Luang where sectionsof the Wat have been covered with a new roof and the stupa is s...  more »
  • After seeing the famous golden triangle it is near him. What we're seeing here the temple. You can do a little shopping.
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