Mysterious Ancient Site near Chiang Saen

This ancient site, situated on a hill to the northwest of Chiang Saen.
Local legends suggest it was connected to the “Nikaya” or “Red Robe” Buddhist sect
that resided on Don Taen Island during the early 20th century.
The site features a rectangular moat surrounding various structures, including
a large-faced image believed to be the city’s largest.

It resembles the architecture of the ancient Wat Sri Chum in Sukhothai.
This site likely dates back to the 20th century.

 Hidden Treasure, The Reclining Buddha Shrine

In Chiang Saen, near the Mekong River, lies a remarkable site. Through archaeological digs, an impressive temple shrine dedicated to a reclining Buddha image was unearthed.The Buddha, in a reclining pose with its feet pointing east, exudes grace. Nearby stands a smaller stupa-like edifice with a quadrangular base, believed to be in the Lan Na style. Buddha images dating back to the 20th to 22nd Buddhist centuries.