Chiang Saen


Chiang Rai Province

November 8, 2020

Chiang Saen The Ancient City

The Evidence From Earliest Known Human Settlement In Chiang Saen

The evidence of the earliest human settlement in Chiang Saen date back to 15,000 - 3,000 years ago, archaeologists had discovered the ancient tools spread around the areas indicate the signs of the early human living from the plain areas to the hillsides

The history indicated there was a city on the Southside area of the Chiang Saen lake called Yo Nok kingdom rules by the kings for 49 generations before it sinks underground and the areas flooded thousands of years ago, perhaps by the earthquakes.

According to geological department, the areas very close to Mae Chan faults which have energies to produces big earthquake the size of 7 on the Richter scale.

If the Yonok city sank because the earthquake and covered with water (perhaps, from the Chiang Saen Lake) thousands of years ago it will be very difficult to discover.

Wiang Kum Kam (currently Amphur Sarapee the district of Chiang Mai) the city does not submerge in the water because of an earthquake frequently floods by the over flown of the Ping River. In 700 years the city was covered by mud up to 2 meters in some areas, not to mentions the weeds, grass and plants that hidden the city in the jungle.


Visits Chiang Saen Museum for more information


Chiang Saen became district of Chiang Rai province in April 9, 1414 AD. covering the area of 544 square kilometers. There are 117 Wats in the city (76 Wats located inside city wall and 41 Wats outside city wall) 32 Wats has been restored. (2005)

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The antiques of the past in Chiang Saen National Museum

Museum open Wednesday . - Sunday 8.30 am. - 4.30 pm.

closed Mon. - Tue.

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The ancient tools โบราณวัตถุเมืองโบราณ  
เปลวรัศมีพระเจ้าล้านตื้อ A Buddha's Halo, heights 70 cm. width 55 cm. found under deepwater of Mekong River, First thought it was the halo of a large Buddha as it claimed by a fisherman said to found on the bottom of Mekong River but that claims seem to be vanishin
พระพุทธนวล้านตื้อ Phra Chao Lantuer, a large Buddha on Mekong Riverside on the area of the Golden Triangle

It was an intention to be a duplicated of a large Buddha that never been found

The large Buddha on the edge of Mekong River called Phra Phuttanavar lantuer, measures the Knee–to–knee 9.99 meters, height 15.99 meters. The reproduced Buddha was intended to glorify the late King and Queen Bhumibol Adulyadej

The Buddha was the reproductive from the story told by a fisherman that said had found a large Buddha under the deepwater of Mekong River


ตรวจคนเข้าเมืองเชียงแสน Chiang Saen map แผนที่สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ
Immigration Office (tempolary) nap - Chiang Saen City map - Golden Triangle area

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