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Moon Muang Rd., Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked down to this the gate from our hotel and found it fascinating to see a piece of history and see how much the city has expanded over the years.

Thank Sarahc011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a large historic gate in the old city wall where people come to get their wedding photos etc . Unfortunately there are hundreds of pigeons here and despite the HUGE sign saying DO NOT FEED THE PIGEONS many ignorant people mainly Chinese ignore...More

Thank stevewooly2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a small square with many tourists congregating, taking pics. Only a section of the original bring wall remains.

1  Thank Travis Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historic landmark worth stopping to take some photos and experience but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get here.

1  Thank Marissa H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tha Pae Gate is the east facing entrance to the old city district, a rectangular moat and wall to protect the city from Burmese invasion. They also symbolized the seas and mountains of Thailand. The east gate signifies prosperity and historically, it was the main...More

2  Thank russypooh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find small portions of the original wall and fortification around the inner square of city (wayer moats separate major roadways around the inner city. The photos I posted are part of the recreated wall, but walking along the square (several miles around, easily...More

1  Thank 1alwaystraveling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do you like watching PRC Chinese pick their noses or spit on the pavement? Or perhaps walking on pigeon poop is your thing.Then you might enjoy this pile of bricks. Otherwise, a big waste of time. Don't bother.

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

If you don’t like Pigeons don’t go there the area is over ran with them and Chinese tourist getting covering in them, which is quite funny. There isn’t much see really but when drive the city you can see the four corners of the city....More

1  Thank Katherine_Ratcliffe
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Come for the history and stay to watch tourists get pigeons to fly onto them and pose for absurd photos. Also solid people watching for wedding pictures and large screaming Chinese tour groups. Full disclosure, I also posed with some pigeons on me but did...More

1  Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 24 September 2018

In the way to the old city, this is part of the original wall and gate that protected the old city, great

Thank richard m
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14 October 2018|
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Response from RegQuinton | Reviewed this property |
There are a ton of temples in Chiang Mai. Walk towards the center of the old city and you'll have your fill.
Christy Y
19 February 2017|
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Response from GKBrash | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know the lanterns are really a big deal on New Years Eve. During other times of the year I could not answer with any certainty.