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Chiang Saen

(3.5/5 based on 1,300+ reviews for 8 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, museums, religious sites
A calm, reserved town along the Mekong River, Chiang Saen entices those interested in early East Asian history. The site of an ancient 7th-century Thai kingdom, today the modernized town still holds landmarks and surviving ruins from this bygone era. It's no wonder, then, that top Chiang Saen attractions include ancient temples and Buddha statues. One of the most popular ways of traveling to and from Chiang Saen is by boat, so consider traversing the waters of the mystical Mekong to other towns and historical sites nearby. To personalize your trip to Chiang Saen, create itinerary details specific to you using our Thailand vacation generator.
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While there are limited options in Chiang Saen for places to stay, head north up the Mekong River to the more touristic Sop Ruak (Golden Triangle) for a range of accommodations to suit your needs. Shoestring travelers can choose from conveniently located, budget-friendly accommodations with free Wi-Fi. If your pockets are deeper, explore upscale options in tranquil settings with excellent views toward Laos and Myanmar. As for midrange lodgings in the Golden Triangle, sizeable rooms and busy, popular resorts come with themed party nights and tour guides.
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