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  Wat Ming Meuang

 

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Wat Ming Meuang, i.e. the ‘Temple of the City's Cherished Possession’, is located in the city center of Chiang Rai.

 

The main prayer hall of this royal temple houses a number of gilded Buddha images, as well as the portraits of some members of the Mengrai Dynasty.

 

  Wat Ming Meuang

 

  Wat Ming Meuang

 

At the entrance a large standing Buddha image is erected, known as Phra Phutta Maha Dhamma Racha Chiang Saen Phra Chao Maay Meuang Chiang Rai.

 

In the 13th Century AD, this sanctuary was under royal patronage. It features a mixture of Burmese and Lan Na-style architecture and iconography.

 

  Wat Ming Meuang

 

  Wat Ming Meuang

 

On one side of the entrance are the bonze statues of King Mengrai and his wife Chao Nang Talamae Sri (fig.), who is attributed with renovating this temple.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1), (2) and (3).

19°54'26.4"N 99°49'41.9"E