Wat Ming Mueang Temple

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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited this 700-year old temple as part of a walking tour in Chiang Rai. Entrance is free. According to the information board it was built by King Mengrai as a memorial of his mother. During those days the Royal elephants took a bow here and was also known as ‘The Temple of Crouching Elephants'. There are two main buildings both of which are lavishly decorated both inside and exteriorly. There is a white coloured Chedi, the peak of which is golden painted. We were there at noon and it was quite a hot weather and best to carry a hat, sunblock and water with you. We spent about 40 Minutes here to look around and capture some pictures.
Written 31 December 2020
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monique.blake15@gmail.com
Ottawa, Canada494 contributions
Nov 2019
This temple is around the city Center neighbourhood. It was built over 700 years ago ( between 1239-1311) it is known as the temple of the crouching elephant. Apparently it was the personal temple of King M’engager Rai’s mother. It is ornately decorated, the architecture is splendid.
Written 28 November 2019
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wil r
Tacoma, WA110 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Here is a real temple which has been functioning for local people, market people for generations. Easy to visit along with nearby Mung Mueang temple.
Written 2 April 2019
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bangkokways
Bangkok, Thailand34 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
We stop here as it was on the way to the north part of the city. A lovely standing Buddha on the front of the temple.
Written 25 January 2019
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हरिणः
237 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Another Wat around the city center neighbourhood. Can visit for some queit time if around the city center.
Written 21 September 2018
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Patrick D
Warsaw, Poland5,237 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Very beautiful 700 year old temple, built in the reign of King Mengrai the Great (1239-1311) and was called until 1970 Wat Chang Moop - "Temple of the Crouching Elephant" ... .. In 1970, it was renamed Wat Ming Muang, meaning the Auspicious Temple of the City .. and was granted Wisung Khama Sima (a royal granting of the land for monks to have the ordination hall or to do religious rites.. According to the ancient evidence and rumor, the founder of Wat Ming Muang was Chao Nang Talamae Sri, wife of King Mengrai and daughter of a Burmese King, .This temple was a personal temple of Phra Nang Ming Uao Jom Muang, King Meng Rai's mother .... Wat Ming Muang has an assembly hall with a design known as "Buddha's eyebrows" To see a very beautiful bronze sculpture of the King Mengrai and his wife, the Queen Devi Usapayako .... There were workS in progress, and some buildings closed .. Really different from the other temples in the area, I recommend a visit without hesitation
Written 24 August 2018
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Zac C
Hong Kong, China1,190 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
The exterior is lavishly decorated. We also bumped into a couple taking wedding photos in the afternoon. Overall, it's not a great deal but worth a quick look in if you are nearby and has nothing on hand. The tour should not take more than 15mins.
Written 12 January 2018
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Afonsinhotravels
Macau, China211 contributions
Nov 2017
One of oldest temples in Chaing Rai, architecturally talking is just another temple to see, but historically and culturally is one of the richest temples around
Written 14 November 2017
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DeaconCanada
Niagara Falls, Canada185 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Just a cm smaller than the original residing in Bangkok. Temple is over 700 years old . Architecture is magnificent. Artwork on walls beautiful.
Written 15 October 2017
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Amornpan S
Bangkok, Thailand484 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Over 400 years valuable history of this temple in the heart of city of Chiang Rai. Architectural design reflect a real Lanna cultural style. Don’t forget to walk to the back area to pay respect the white temple. There is no parking area in the premises, street parking is possible. Recommended.
Written 6 October 2017
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