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Wiang Kum Kam

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
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“ancient city” (21 reviews)
“ping river” (8 reviews)
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"ancient city"
in 21 reviews
"horse carriage"
in 7 reviews
"ping river"
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"lanna kingdom"
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"lost city"
in 5 reviews
"temple ruins"
in 4 reviews
"wat chang"
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"people's backyards"
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"under ground"
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"archaeological site"
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"information boards"
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"rural countryside"
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"thai man"
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"modern temple"
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"tuk tuk"
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"nice trip"
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

This former city was the country's capital but due to flooding, was abandoned several hundred years ago when the King (Mangrai or Lanna) established Chiang Mai as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. This place remains a site of archaeological importance.

Thank EarlRay60
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is the old and very first city of Chiang Mai before the flood. It was nice and calm and worth visiting. It reminds me Sukhothai ancient city. It is beautiful and nice for walking and looking around. It's a great escape from the crowd.

Thank Paiboon I
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

On our way back from Lamphun to Chiang Mai, we popped in for a visit. Wiang Kum Kam is the former Lanna capital. We saw some old ruins and a newer temple complex. We did not have time to do the whole tour, so we...More

Thank Dan K
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I went on a biciclemtrip,an came at this Nonghoi area,Sarapi ,where signs said, Wat kiam kum kam, I live near this area,but never knew that it had so many ruins,old stupas and temples. It was once the place of palaces from an ancient kingdom. Now...More

1  Thank Tommy M
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This really is something different in the Chiang Mai area. It's well worth taking a taxi and spending a couple of hours at what is the site of the original Chiang Mai. It's spread over a large area and to get around there are two...More

2  Thank Suratrichard
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Considering the tremendous popularity of Chiang Mai with tourists, it is astonishing that the major archaeological site of Wiang Kum Kam is so little known. Here you have a sprawling site of 13th-16th century temples and chedis (towers) within a few kilometres of downtown Chiang...More

Thank Raymond W
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Read online we could rent a bicycle and ride around ourselves but got there and was told they didn't have them. We used a horse carriage instead to see the ruins but I think it would have been more enjoyable if we could cycle around...More

Thank Maddy C
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

I visit there in my half day trip with a tour guide. They have a horse-cart for rental 300THB with more information about this ancient city, which absolutely fantastic and amazing. Now, this place was mixed by old people and new contemporary. However, it’s valuable...More

Thank nicechan d
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We decided to visit here on a whim and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the old temples and the newly renovated ones. It's definitely an experience to see an ancient city and you don't need to leave the city or go on an organised tour...More

Thank Emma D
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We spotted the entrance to this site when driving back to our hotel and went back the following day. We had hired a car, and it was obvious that the man on the information desk was not used to Westerners turning up without being part...More

1  Thank EJR0303
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Carly W
13 January 2018|
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Response from singhasam | Reviewed this property |
I saw several motorbike users during my own tour of this vast site, so I don't think entry is any different for motorbikes than it is for any other form of transport. Certainly you will really benefit from a motorbike... More
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wiwi44fr
30 March 2017|
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Response from linyh | Reviewed this property |
From town to Wiang Kum Kam: most tuktuks quoted 600baht (Dec2016), but we managed to get it lowered. Once you reach the visitor centre, you only have the option of taking horse carriage or the open-air vehicle (good for... More
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23 October 2016|
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Response from Raelene H | Reviewed this property |
You can visit all the sites easily from a van. We took a horse and cart just for the fun of it and the driver had written information about the various sites. Two hours is plenty of time.
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