Wiang Kum KamCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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
95% of people who visit Chiang Mai include Wiang Kum Kam in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
31.13% of people start their Wiang Kum Kam visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Wiang Kum Kam
94.78% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wiang Kum Kam
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Wiang Kum Kam, Chiang Mai Reviews
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.
If your only in the area for a few days then you might want to skip visiting this place but if you have the time and have done everything else, then you'll find that this is a nice place to visit, relax and enjoy some quite time. I walked from the old city ( hour and twenty minutes) picking up lunch of sticky rice and fruit along the way. Shaded picnic table area was greatly appreciated.
Is an old temple located in OLD CHIANG MAI (Wiang Khum Kham) . Short story. Chiang Mai originally was build at Wiang Khum Kham. Due to flooding often, it was relocated to present Chiang Mai. Full story available at the Nets. Also lot of historical ruin remain near by can be found around Wiang Khum Kham.
Interesting enough. It’s an easy bicycle ride from Chiang Mai Old Town.