King Mengrai Monument
King Mengrai Monument
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,091 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This monument is in tribute to King Mengrai, the first king of an independent Lanna state, founder of both Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. The monument depicts Mengrai standing wearing the traditional kingly costume of the 13th century Northern Thailand. He has a sword by his left side, held horizontally with the hilt facing forward. Below him on the pedestal are statues of all sorts of animals and what appears to be elephant tusks. At the back of the pedestal are inscriptions in English, Thai and Chinese. Sadly the English writing was too worn out to read. Still a magnificent monument though.
Written 16 April 2024
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,867 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
You can stop by here for a quick photo and just to look at the activities around. You will probably not spend more than 10 minutes here.
Written 6 March 2023
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James T
Clifton, Australia384 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Lots of people here, first thing in the morning. Mostly tourists, plenty of pics being taken. Just near the centre of town.
Written 19 April 2020
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Staidthere
Jakarta, Indonesia2,618 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were delighted by this monument because it is small and less grand than other monuments in the north that are dedicated to Mengrai, the founder of the 13th century Lanna kingdom, its first capital at Chiang Rai and the second at Chiang Mai. Residents still pray and bring offerings to the spirit of the conquering king in an impressive testimony to the influence and regional continuity of a once glorious state. The large number of medium-sized painted elephants stood out at this monument. Wooden elephants are common offerings at shrines, but at the time we visited, these seemed larger and rather permanent. There are several topiaries in the form of elephants on the well-maintained grounds, as well. Three outstanding national artists worked on the three gold Lanna vertical flags, including the artist who designed the White Temple. It's free and open 24 hours. We didn't take it. but we understand that behind the monument a tram leaves at 9 am and 1 pm for a free Thai language tour of nine key spots. .
Written 23 February 2020
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xuanlocdoc
Big Rock, Illinois292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a really neat structure right in the middle of the intersection. It has some historical meaning but was somewhat hard to understand
Written 25 January 2020
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Jackie R
Tewkesbury, UK567 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The dedication of the Thai people to their Kings is exhibited here with statues of animals that have been donated. The place is quite a sceptical within the town
Written 25 November 2019
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nbbhagodiya2015
Pune, India177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
It is situated near centre of chingrai,with beautiful and pleasant small garden arround statue of king mengrai,8 km from airport and 2 km from city centre with number of delicious food street nearby
Written 31 March 2019
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Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK4,521 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
A monument paying respect to King Mengrai. Located near the centre of Chiang Rai, this monument is surrounded by gardens with nearly kept flower beds and perfectly trimmed bushes with patches of green grass.

Unfortunately, on the day of my visit, the smog in Chiang Rai from the field burnings across northern Thailand was so dense it made any pictures look grey.

The three-pronged monolith behind the King Mengrai statue is beautifully golden and is very photogenic, even in the dense smog.

Worth a 15 minute stay.
Written 30 March 2019
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K C
Galway, Ireland721 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Nice monument to have a look at in the centre of town. The meeting point for the free city tour is just behind it and needs a minimum of 6 people to go ahead. The tour was great and brings you to the major free spots in the city. 10-15 min stops at each one. The tour isn't all in English but it didn't bother us.
Written 12 February 2019
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Saul_True
Osaka, Japan587 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
This is the kind of place that you stop and take a closer look at if you happen to be walking past. Chances are that if you like to get out and explore, you’ll probably see the King Mengrai Monument when you’re out and about.

King Mengrai (or Mangrai, depending which source you read) founded Chiang Rai in 1262, 32 years before Chiang Mai. There is a tourist information office in the block behind the park; you can also read up on the history a little more there.

Oh, and there is a cool little coffee shop right across the street if you’re so inclined. Overall, a nice 30-45 minute diversion during your day.
Written 13 January 2019
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