Wat Ming Mueang Temple

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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions
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 December 31, 2020
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1957
Ottawa, Canada527 contributions
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 November 28, 2019
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Kylie_the_Traveller
Auckland, New Zealand80 contributions
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I went on a wat adventure around central Chiang Rai. It took me about two hours and I highly recommend it. This is my fave or maybe it was one really close by, I saw a lot...
Written August 16, 2015
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Patrick D
Warsaw, Poland5,237 contributions
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 August 24, 2018
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Zac C
Hong Kong, China1,190 contributions
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 January 12, 2018
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MikeMc666
Los Angeles, CA128 contributions
Couples
Very very different than other temples. Even if you're tired of all the temple sightseeing, you should see this one.
Written January 26, 2015
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wil r
Tacoma, WA120 contributions
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 April 2, 2019
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bangkokways
Bangkok, Thailand34 contributions
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 January 25, 2019
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हरिणः
237 contributions
Friends
Another Wat around the city center neighbourhood. Can visit for some queit time if around the city center.
Written September 21, 2018
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Afonsinhotravels
Macau, China211 contributions
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 November 14, 2017
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