Located on the eastern side of the wall, Tha Phae City Gate is one of the most famous landmarks in Chiang Mai with its strong heritage as the entry point into the old city. Today, Tha Phae Gate is like the city square, a place which brings people together to celebrate big festivals like the Flower Festival, Songkran (the Thai New Year), Loy Krathong, and Yee Peng Lantern Festivals. A visit to Tha Phae Gates celebrates the history of Chiang Mai whilst enjoying its current day significance as the city’s cultural centrepiece for celebration. With many attractions close by such as a boxing stadium, bars, restaurants, cafes, the night bazaar, and the starting point to the Sunday night markets there is so much to see and explore. At ibis Chiang Mai you can stay in the new city whilst still taking a short 17-minute drive away to Tha Phae City Gate.