Wat Ming Mueang Temple, Chiang Rai

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  • Address: Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +66-53711089
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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About Wat Ming Mueang Temple, Chiang Rai

Wat Ming Mueang temple was considered to be established by Chao Nang Talamae Sri, wife of King MengRai and daughter of a Burmese King from PhaKo city (Hong Sao Wadee). This temple was a personal temple of Phra Nang Uao Ming JomMuang, King MengRai’s mother. With a structure that showcases a blend of Tai Yai and Lanna Art, this temple showcases a number of antiques for study into the indigenous culture. The ceiling hiding place is decorated by the picture of swans in Triphum and Bali style. This structure houses the famous gilded stucco Buddha image, called LuangPhorPhra Sri Ming Muang. There is also a magnificent sacred well, named “Bor Nam Chang Mup,” since its Kong-style roof arch is adorned with statues of couching elephant with its face to the east. In the back is a Lanna-style Chedi, called “Phra That Ming Muang,” ornamented with gilded tierred umbrella in Myanmar art. The relics of Chao Nang Talamae Sri, received from Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Somdet Phra Sangharaja, are housed inside. This temple is a must visit to understand Thailand’s native faith, religion, culture and art.

How To reach Wat Ming Mueang Temple by Public Transport

  • Walking distance from city centre.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Wat Ming Mueang Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Chiang Rai include Wat Ming Mueang Temple in their plan

  • 46.44% of people start their Wat Ming Mueang Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Wat Ming Mueang Temple

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

92.45% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Ming Mueang Temple

People normally club together Wat Phra Kaeo and Wat Jed Yod while planning their visit to Wat Ming Mueang Temple.

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Wat Ming Mueang Temple, Chiang Rai Reviews

  • One of the city old temple. Recently renovated on the east side of the temple.

  • Very peaceful moment to reflect on life

  • This temple has some really interesting buildings & statues that I haven't seen at any of the other temples in Thailand so far. Also has a nice garden that is surprisingly peaceful in the middle of the city. Some things are being renovated.

  • What we call a 'hidden treasure'. A very nice temple that most tourist seem to bypass. Well worth a visit.

  • I don't think anyone even comes to this temple but it's so colourful!

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