The Three Kings Monument is located in the center of Chiang Mai’s walled city in front of the old provincial administration building, which now houses the Chiang Mai City Art & Cultural Center. This is one of several museums that have opened within old municipal buildings surrounding the Three Kings Monument, making this area particularly popular with history fans and other tourists.
The bronze sculpture of the founder fathers of Chiang Mai – King Mengrai standing with King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai and King Ngam Muang of Phayao – is a proud symbol of the history of Chiang Mai, commemorating the alliance forged by the kings in the development of the city in the 13th century. The monument serves as a shrine for local residents, who often leave offerings of flowers and candles in the hope of receiving blessings.
Due to its historic and cultural significance, as well as its central location, visiting the Three Kings Monument is included on various Chiang Mai sightseeing tours, including historic bike tours and even food tours.
The Three Kings Monument is located between Intrawarorot Road and Prapokkloa Road within the walled Old City of Chiang Mai.
Did You Know? Legend has it that during King Mengrai’s search for a site to build the capital of the Lanna Kingdom, he witnessed two albino deer chasing off a pack of wolves at this very spot. He took this to be a good sign and called upon his two friends and allies to help design and build the new city.