The escutcheon of
Nan shows an ox (ko)
Haeng relic in a
chedi on its back. Legend has it that when king Pha
Kong, a local ruler, wanted to build a new town, he had a
vision. In this dream he saw an ox cross the Nan river and draw a
plan with a square structure in a certain area thus laying the foundation
for the new city. When the king woke up he saw his dream as a vision and he had the new city walls built accordingly. The chedi on the back
of the ox contains a relic that the then king received as a gift from seven monks
Sukhothai who he asked (arahtanah)
to take it to the mountain Phiang Cha Haeng.
See POSTAGE STAMP.