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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was looking forward to the place after reading all the reviews. It turned out to be disappointing. We were there in 2 vans with 2 local drivers. We paid for the ride at the venue. The tram ride has a driver guide who spoke...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eunice C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hired a driver for 600 baht to take us to the Underground city and back. When we arrived we paid for a horse carriage ride ( 300 baht) to take us around to see the remaining temples. It was a 45 minute ride. Unfortunately ,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan C
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Imagine going back in time, this is just like that, you need to be there in the morning , cuz' its' outdoor unshaded , could be quite hot when the Sun comes up. But do visit with a tour guide, or else you will miss...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GoodFood F
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Wiang Kum Kam is an archeological site about a half an hour drive from Chiang Mai old city. It's not as heavily visited as the temples closer to the city center,,and that's a definite plus. Once at the site, you can bike around on your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank theirreverentkitchen
Reviewed 17 September 2018

While significantly smaller than Sukhothai or Ayutthaya;Wiang Kum Kam is an ancient ruins site over quite a large land mass. There are horse drawn carriages you can rent to tour the site. This is the original site of Chiang Mai and was abandoned due to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RomeAddict
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Wiang Kum Kam is the kind of place you should visit only if you've done literally everything else there is to do in Chiang Mai. It's an interesting look at ruins that haven't been preserved or restored, but I wouldn't recommend making the trip out...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank David T
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Surely one of the prime sites to visit in all of Thailand, and certainly in Chiang Mai. About 20/30 minutes from Chiang Mai city. Find on your own using a map, or take a taxi. Best done over a number of visits as there are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 13 August 2018

while i was in Chiang Mai me and my friend used explore the city by cycling around and this was one of the place we came across. it is a very nice historic place.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Master A
Reviewed 12 August 2018

For several years in the late 13th century Wiang Kum Kam was the capital of the Kingdom of Lanna. It lay south of a loop in the Ping River, but was subject to repeated flooding, so King Mengrai built a new capital a few kilometers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank blackeaglejim
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

While this is not on the scale of Ayutthaya or Sukhothai, it is a serene and interesting set of ancient ruins. The surrounding neighborhood is also lovely. Well worth a visit when in Chiang mai.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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
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.