Chiang Mai boasts many historic landmarks. Amongst the most prominent are the city gates, monuments, the moat, and the remaining parts of ancient wall around the Old Town.
|Three Kings Monument|
|The Three Kings Monument consists of the statues of King Mengrai, the founder of Chiang Mai and his two friends, King Ramkamhaeng of Sukothai and King Ngam Muang of Payao. They are believed to have worked together to build the city. It consists of three bronze statues of kings in 14th century costumes. It has become an iconic part of the city and is reproduced in different forms and installed in different parts of Chiang Mai. There is a square in front of the monument, which is the venue for many festivals.
The Three Kings Monument is located inside the city walls at the center of the old city in front of the Old Provincial Hall building, which is today the City Art and Culture Center. The locals regard the monument as a shrine for the three kings. They offer flowers, incense and candles to the statue to invoke the blessings of these great Kings who conceived of the idea of the city of Chiang Mai.
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