Wiang Kum KamCurrently Closed
- Address: Saraphi district, Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +66-053277322
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Archaeological Site
Wiang Kum Kam - Review
An easy trip from the main city will take you to this picturesque-straight-out-of –the-book place. The ruins as well the little village is very charming.
Considered to be the earliest settlements In Chiang Mai, this was also a historical capital of the Lanna dynasty. Flooded and lost due to the change of course of the river Mae Ping, this place was found in archeological excavation.
Over 1300 inscribed stone slabs, bricks, bells and chedi have been excavated at the site. The most important archaeological discovery has been a four-piece inscribed stone slab, now on display in the Chiang Mai National Museum. The early 11th-century inscriptions on this slab indicate that the Thai script predates King Ramkhamhaeng's famous Sukhothai inscription (introduced in 1293) by 100 or more years.
Wiang Kum Kam Information
- Riding all the way on a hired bicycle is a fun idea if you are a hike person.
- Guided tours are available.
How To reach Wiang Kum Kam by Public Transport
- You can hire a tuk-tuk or red sorng-taa-ou to get here.
- Also riding all the way on a hired bicycle is a fun idea if you are a hike person.
- Horse drawn carriages know as Baggi are easily available.
Restaurants Near Wiang Kum Kam
- The Nam restaurant
- Miguel’s Cafe and bar
- Nong Hui
- Hot pot restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wiang Kum Kam
52.17% of people who visit Chiang Mai include Wiang Kum Kam in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
33.6% of people start their Wiang Kum Kam visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Wiang Kum Kam
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wiang Kum Kam
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Wiang Kum Kam, Chiang Mai Reviews
There's not much to the ruins but it's nice to look around and learn about the history of the area. Thoroughly recommend starting your visit at the information centre where you can get the info from the free exhibition before setting out to explore, either on your own or with one of their affordable tour options. Most of the ruins have a plaque explaining the building.
Old city of Chiangmai same sukothai littel bat interesting way in 1200 the peopel of Nord change the site of the city. Many temples and diverses foundations of house. INTERESTING to see the STUPA with different desing thai and mynmar subject. You can rent sam caleche with horses and visit oll the different points. Eating and drinking possible. VERY INTERESTING PLACE to andestend history of LANNA culture.
Historic archaelogical sites. Part of the rich history of the region. Worthy of a visit.
Looks different from the photos. Think the old Chedi has been collapsed already, leaving behind only the outline and base. Photo attached. Quiet temple though away from tourist hordes. I went on a Thursday.
As record in wikipedia - Wian KumKam is an historic settlement and archaeological site along the Ping River which was built by King Mangrai the Great as his capital before he moved it to Chiang Mai. It was flooded and abandoned more than 700 years ago; that move became more understandable in 2005, when the ancient city was flooded three separate times as the river overflowed its banks in that area. Worth visiting within 2 hours, there is a tram tour for this place.