Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai

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#3 of 8 in Nature in Chiang Rai
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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  • No time to walk around much but this town looked pretty neat with parts of the old wall surrounding it. Only managed to take the old Wat Chedi Luang, the oldest bell stupa in Chiang Saen. This stupa i...  more »
  • I really enjoyed the feel of this place. We were there at the end of the day and unfortunately time did not allow us to look around for very long. There appears to be a lot of see and whilst we saw so...  more »
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