Things to see and do - Chiang Saen
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Situated on the banks of the Mekong, the small town of Chiang Saen surprises visitors with its quiet atmosphere. It’s hard to imagine the important role this little town played in the past: of its 140 temples only a few ruined chedi remain and the restored ramparts are the only sign of the town’s former power.
Tourist attractions Chiang Saen : Things to see and do
Relegated to the exterior of the old town's ramparts, the Wat Pa Sak or "Temple of the Teak Forest" owes its name to the 300 teak trees planted at the time of its foundation in 1295. Although the sanctuary has only preserved a single pyrami..
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Before you explore Chiang Saen, make sure you visit the National Museum, the exhibits in which include representative items of Chiang Saen discovered during archaeological digs carried out in the surrounding area. Worthy of particular note are the su..
If you're able, walk up the majestic 350-step staircase leading to Wat Phra That Chom Kitti - by doing so you'll pass the temple's magnificent, stucco adorned Khmer porticoes. According to chroniclers, the temple was built around the 10C and restored..