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Suan Pung Gate

. This gate was also known as Saen Pung Gate.

 

It is located on the south wall of the Chiang Mai old moat , where it is one of two gates on that side of the wall, the other being the Chiang Mai Gate which is a good place to catch an evening meal of street food.

However the Saen Pung Gate is to the west of Chiang Mai Gate and has  first mention in history in 1545 ad. It historically was the gate used for funeral prosecutions to take their beloved off to be cremated at what one would assume was at the still used crematory south on Thippanet road.

The Saen Pung Gate was reconstructed in around 1800 but then was completely destroyed. Then after 1909 it was rebuilt again.

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