This monument pays tribute to King Meng Rai who founded the city of Chiang Rai in 1262. He was the 25th monarch of the Lawa Dynasty and the first king of the Meng Rai Dynasty. He brought together several small states to form a large nation presently known as "Lanna". Chiang Mai was Its capital city. The statue of King Meng Rai here is highly venerated by locals.
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Practical information about King Meng Rai Monument
It is behind the monument of King Meng Rai that you can find the starting point of the tram that goes around the 9 most important tourist attractions in Chiang Rai. Departure at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. It is free (information: 053 600 570)
How to get to King Meng Rai Monument ?
To get there, if it's a bit far on foot, take a tuk-tuk.