Three Kings Monument, Chiang Mai
Three Kings Monument is located in the center of Chiang Mai, in the area where palaces used to stand. The sculpture of the three kings is a symbol of Chiang Mai. Before leaving the square, check out the nearby Chiang Mai City Art & Cultural Center.
The Three Kings Monument is in front of the old provincial hall very close to the centre of the old city. The bronze monument portrays men standing in 14th century royal costume and represent Phaya Ngam Meuang, Phaya Mengrai and Phaya Khun Ramkhamhaeng, the three northern Thai-Lao kings most associated with Lanna history. The monument has become a local shrine where local residents offer flowers, incense and candles in return for blessings.
It's one of the few monuments beside temples that I have seen around, and it's called the Three Kings Monument. The center statue is of Praya Meng Rai, on his right you have Praya Ruang and his left Praya Ng-am Muang. I read somewhere that these three kings are revered in Chiang Mai, but I have failed to find out why. Anyway, as you probably have guessed, Praya means King
Chiang Mai was part of varies kingdoms during its history and been rules by many kings, this Three Kings Monument is according to the legend story and has become a symbol of Chiang Mai.