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Wiang Kum Kam

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The Lost City

Sometimes referred to as the Lost City, Wiang Kum Kam is a series of archeological digs that have uncovered ancient temples and palaces. There is some confusion as to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David B
Rayong, Thailand
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Rayong, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes referred to as the Lost City, Wiang Kum Kam is a series of archeological digs that have uncovered ancient temples and palaces. There is some confusion as to the history of these ruins, but the commonly accepted version is that they were built by King Megrai in the 13th century. However, the area was subject to flooding, so in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely decaying temple in jungle setting . Interesting old paintings on temple tunnel walls . Still a working temple but also looks after cats

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have read good reviews about this place, and how it is possible to rent bicycles and explore on your own. However, we were unable to do that. Not many tuk tuk drivers know about this place, and they generally charge very expensive, as they said its very far. From map, it was 5km from the city centre. But in... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We hadn't one our homework and did not realise what an extensive area was covered by ancient brickworks nd numerous religious building. The maps we had were unhelpful in navigating around the site.There was no food or drink that caught our eye. We walked for over 2 hours and at the end did not find a restaurant or songthaew in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Old temple out of the city but remeber was the first area where Chiang Mai was founded. Kept in excellent conditions

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is overkill unless you know a lot or are very interested in Lanna temples. The site hasn't been fully excavated yet and consequently there isn't much tourism there. We saw some beautiful temples but it was raining so we had to get on an hour long tram ride around to not get drenched, which should be a place for... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Peaceful and reflective temple to visit. We were fortunate that there was no one else about. There were a couple of stalls but no one bothered you.

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Horsley Park, Australia
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Take a taxi there and use Google maps for directions and get lost in the back streets of suburban stock broker belt houses. 2 teen age kids were not bored. We love the ruins but to look into peoples back yards was more fascinating. The maps are hopeless as well as the signs. Google has this one right and I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A very nice and novel horse cart ride around various old temples that were rediscovered in Chiangmai. Took approximately 90 minutes. Well worth it. Only complaint was no English speaking guide...

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Horse Riding stroll around Wiang Kum Kam is the best choice to spend your 45 minutes. The Rider was amazing. Some historical temple were build more than 2000 years ago. Recommended to spend 45 minutes to take some pictures and enjoy the horse ride. You can ride tuk tuk or motorbike or a car to go around Wiang Kum Kam.... More 

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