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PROVINCIAL ESCUTCHEON

  

 

 

 

 

Nan

The escutcheon of Nan shows an ox (ko) with the Phrathat Chae 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 from Sukhothai who he asked (arahtanah) to take it to the mountain Phiang Cha Haeng.

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