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  Chiang Mai City Pillar

 

Thailand

Chiang Mai's City Pillar, known in Thai as lak meuang or sao inthakhin (fig.), is located in this shrine, called sahn lak meuang, situated within the compound of, and adjacent to, Wat Chedi Luang (fig.), in the amphur meuang.

 

In front of the shrine are bronze statues of King Mengrai (fig.), the founder of the city, and of Chao Kawila (fig.), the ruler of Chiang Mai and Lampang who in 1800 moved the city pillar to this location from Wat Inthakhin Sadeu Meuang (วัดอินทขีลสะดือเมือง), i.e. the ‘Temple of the City Pillar [at the] City's Navel, as well as a bronze statue of the Hindu deity Indra.

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  Chiang Mai City Pillar