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Tha Phae Gate

4.4/5
2,224 Reviews
Historical Site
Liked by 47
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200
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Phone: +66-81-0237730

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Phae Gate was a fortress back then on 13th century.Known as a site for many community events, this preserved city gate dates back to ancient times.

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  • amanda5805
    amanda5805
    Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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    Only if you are in the neighbourhood

    I have seen some fabulous walled cities with amazing gates and tones of history. Cartagena, Colombia for example is incredible. This place was nothing special. There have a few sections that are still...

    Reviewed on /Date(1591163921000+0800)/
  • travelwithshreya
    travelwithshreya
    Bangalore, India
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    Famous Landmarks in Chiang Mai

    The best way to check the whole thing is to start at one end of the market and walk down the Loi Kroh Road to the Tha Phae Gate. Tha Phae Gate is an epicenter for Chiang Mai tourism, boasting multitud...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582333331000+0800)/
  • William C
    William C
    Singapore, Singapore
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    An Enchanting Experience on one of Chiang Mai's historic gates

    Romantic, Beautiful, Enchanting - these are the three words that I could sum up experiencing one of Chiang Mai's historic gates - The Tha Phae gate. When the city was founded by King Mangrai in 1296 t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1580438487000+0800)/
  • karilynnequin
    karilynnequin
    Courtice, Canada
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    Busy but beautiful

    Always nice to see a bit of history restored. You can walk around the whole of the old city square and admire all the gates of old Chiang Mai. The square is approximately 2km square (but don't quote m...

    Reviewed on /Date(1580066037000+0800)/
  • JOHN K
    JOHN K
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    History

    The gate is a rebuilt portion of the old wall around the old town. It is a fascinating bit of history and has a public square out front where people gather in the evening

    Reviewed on /Date(1579372309000+0800)/

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Introduction

Part of the eastern wall, Tha Phae Gate is a highly intact city gate. Originally, the ancient city of Chiang Mai was surrounded by a wall about 2 meters high enclosed in red brick walls. Later, most of the buildings disappeared over the years. The surviving Tha Phae Gate became a very well-known attraction in Chiang Mai and a landmark. The red wall and blue sky are beautiful in the morning or at dusk when few people are around. Photographers from all over the world have come here to capture the beautiful scene of the city gate from different angles. On Sunday, the market stalls start here. When the market is closed, tourists and locals feed the pigeons in the square in front of the Tha Phae Gate. The environment is very comforting.
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