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
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.
- Riding all the way on a hired bicycle is a fun idea if you are a hike person.
- Guided tours are available.
- 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.
- The Nam restaurant
- Miguel’s Cafe and bar
- Nong Hui
- Hot pot restaurant
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51.87% 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
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.
nice there, but not much to do. quite place, good maintained.
Pretty place if you have time , if come to Chiang Mai for a quick visit you can skip it without problem
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.