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Wiang Kum Kam

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“ancient city” (18 reviews)
“ping river” (8 reviews)
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 1 December 2017

WHEN I visited this vast ancient city site I brought a guide and transport and really enjoyed exploring a number of temples in south east Chiang Mai. I began with Wat Pupia which has a near complete chedi with four niches for Buddha images. It...More

Thank singhasam
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Situated in the southeast corner of modern Chiangmai, Wiang Kum Kam is a series of archaeological excavations of a 13th Century city hidden until recently as a result of flooding many centuries ago. We went around on horse carriage, increasing our sense of going back...More

Thank escapedtoThailand
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We walked a long way from our condo and asked a lot of people along the way. We then went into a modern temple and asked for further directions, a very kind Thai man said that he would take us around and that he did....More

1  Thank chathawakan
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The sights are not in one particular location, but spread out through out the village (and even in people's backyards!). You can tour the site via horseback carriage, tram, or rent a bicycle. There are also lots of day tours to Wiang Kum Kam. Nice...More

Thank nasseralba61
Reviewed 23 July 2017

If you appreciate history and archaeology, it's worth a trip from Chiang Mai to see Wiang Kum Kam. You can see 700 year old temples and ruins from a former capital city that spent many years under water before the Ping River was re-routed. Many...More

3  Thank WCGood67
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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
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
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.