Wat Ming Muang Admire the gorgeous ubosot an city pillar.

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Go and admire the stunning architectures of white-grey color! Grab your friends’ hands and take off!

Alright, this place we’re talking about is Wat Ming Muang, a relaxing temple in Nan Province, Thailand.

All architectures in the temple are white and grey. It may not be colorful like others, but it’s definitely valuable.

The ubosot is a highlight of wat Ming Muang, as it’s a style of contemporary Lanna. It was once renovated by the abbot of the temple. The work was taken care by Nan local workers and lime modelling was done by Chiangsann craftmen. You will want to stand right in front of it and take photos and upload to your social media sites. The ubosot will make your photo hit a countless amount of likes. The image are mural paintings, created by local artists, which show the lifestyle of the Nan people.

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Beside of the ubosot, another highlight is the city pillar shrine of Nan town, which was made of log and discovered in 1857. These shrines were located near the seat of power of kings or chiefs and are still very important today. Within the pillar resides a deity who protects the city and its inhabitants. These were ritual centers for fertility rites which ensured that the farmlands would yield abundant crops and that the city dwellers would bear healthy children. In modern times, these shrines are quite stunning, and the one in the compound of Wat Ming Mueang is no exception! Here the pillar is enshrined in a four-sided Thai style pavilion, in front of the ubosot. The pillar is 3 meters high and crowned with a four-face image of Brahma, which represents the four states of mind, which are sought by Buddhists: loving kindness, compassion, empathy, and equanimity. Above the pillar is a diagram of the planets orbiting in the heavens.

If you would like to pray, Lanna belief says that you should pray facing all directions beginning with north first, then east, south, and finally west. Each direction has a symbolic meaning. However, there is nothing wrong with praying in one direction only.

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