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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  • Strategic point for famous traffic, this is a mythical place... We don't are staying only one day, but always thinking about this myth that was real. See at least once...
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  • Chiang Saen is a must see when visiting Chiang Rai Province. Located at the Northern most point of Thailand in the Golden Triangle you can see the Mekong River bordering Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Bu...  more »
  • from a resident, moved here twice; sharing info; joe cummings,lonely planet founder, described Chiang Saen as a 'sleepy town'; when i asked him about that he said 'was a long time ago'; the small city...  more »

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