Chiang Saen Ancient City in Chiang Saen
About Chiang Saen Ancient City
Chiang Saen Ancient City is a historic city in the Chiang Saen district of Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand. It is located approximately 20 kilometers from the Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet. The city was founded in the 7th century and served as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom until the 13th century. Today, it is a popular tourist destination known for its ancient temples, ruins, and scenic views of the Mekong River.
Things to Do in Chiang Saen Ancient City
- Visit the Wat Phra That Chom Kitti temple, which is located on a hill and offers panoramic views of the city and the Mekong River.
- Explore the ruins of the ancient city walls and gates, which were built in the 13th century.
- Visit the Chiang Saen National Museum, which houses artifacts and exhibits related to the city's history and culture.
- Take a boat tour of the Mekong River and enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding countryside.
- Visit the nearby Golden Triangle, where you can see the point where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet.
Getting to Chiang Saen Ancient City
Chiang Saen is located approximately 60 kilometers from Chiang Rai city. The easiest way to get there is by car or taxi. If you are coming from Bangkok, you can take a flight to Chiang Rai and then hire a car or taxi to take you to Chiang Saen. The approximate latitude and longitude of Chiang Saen Ancient City is 20.2667° N, 100.0667° E.