This is located right in front of the former town hall. The monument consists of three statues of three historic kings, King Mangrai, Ram Khamhaeng and Ngam Mueng. These kings are believed to be the establishers of Lanna Kingdom. Therefore many tourists travel there to pay respect to their statues.
If you only see one temple during your time in Chiang Mai, Wat Phra Singh (also known as Wat Phra Sing Waramahawihan) should be it. Set in the heart of the old city, the temple was founded in 1345 and is home to Chiang Mai’s most sacred relic – the Phra Singh (Lion Buddha image). The temple consists of many buildings, but the most spectacular is the golden wihan that houses the Phra Singh. Look for classic Lanna architectural features like the three-tiered roof, white chedi with an octagonal base, and lion statues guarding the entrance.
Wat Chedi Luang is a Buddhist temple in the historic centre of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The chedi was damaged in an earthquake, there are no longer any steps for climbing access. There are zodiac Buddha around the chedi. There is also a men only shrine building. Apparently this is a movie on location site, for “Lost in Thailand”. Some Chinese tourists tried to re-create some of the scenes.
Wat Phan Tao has a beautiful wooden viharn that once served as a royal residence and is adorned with a striking mosaic of a peacock and dog above the main door. After leaving the temple, walk around to the monks’ quarters on the side, taking in the traditional teak northern architecture and delightful landscaping.