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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank GoodFood F
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Thank Frank J
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Take a leisure walk at Wat E-Kang and the ancient ruins, have a feel of the hassle life around the Wat hundreds of years ago before the flood. Bring some food for the guarding dogs at the ruins.

Thank linda y
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

An interesting historical ancient city well worth a visit. Very close to today’s Chiang Mai. We went by electric tuk tuk. The driver waited for us. B600 return. Took the bus (B400 for two) around to all the temples as I’m not comfortable with the...More

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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
29 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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GreenBeanSoup
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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