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The monument of Phraya Singhanat Raja - Chan Ka Le, a Shanese name who later  became the first governor of Mae Hong Son, had gathered people to settle a village called Ban Khun Yuan, which gradually grew and was established as a city.  Later in 1874 the city was renamed Muang Mae Hong Son, and the Prince Inthawichayanon of Chiang Mai promote Chan Ka Le to be Phraya Singhanat Raja and appointed him the first governor of Mae Hong Son.


The monument is located on the way to Phrathat Doi Kong Mu on the foothills.


Somdet Phra Bawornrajchao Maha Sura Singhanat  ( 1744 – 1803 ) was the younger brother of

Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, the first monarch of the Chakri dynasty of Siam. As a Ayutthayan

general, he fought alongside his brother in various campaigns against Burmese invaders and

the local warlords.


When his brother crowned himself as the king of Siam at Bangkok in 1781,

he was appointed the Front Palace or Maha Uparaj, the title of the heir. During the reign of his

brother, he was known for his important role in the campaigns against Bodawpaya of Burma.


Bunma was born in 1744 to Thongdee and Daoreung. His father Thongdee was the Royal Secretary of Northern Siam and Keeper of Royal Seal. As a son of aristocrat, he entered the palace and began his aristocratic life as a royal page.


Thongdee was a descendant of Kosa Pan, the leader of Siamese mission to France in the seventeenth century. Bunma had four other siblings and two other half-siblings. Bunma himself was the youngest born to Daoreung.


In 1803, Maha Sura Singhanat fell ill seriously. However, as recorded by Princess Kampushchat, Maha Sura Singhanat's daughter with his Cambodian concubine, the Front Palace officials blocked the Royal Palace forces from entering the Front Palace as Buddha Yodfa Chulalok came to take care of his brother.


Maha Sura Singhanat also expressed his will that the treasures of the Front Palace should be inherited only by his own descendants. Maha Sura Singhanat finally died in 1803.

Mae Hong Son Province, Places to Visit here. The monument of Phraya Singhanat Raja - Chan Ka Le.

Mae Hong Son Province, Page 13,  Places to Visit here. The monument of Phraya Singhanat Raja - Chan Ka Le.
Mae Hong Son Province, Page 12,  Places to see, Wat Chong Kham and Ban Nam Phiang Village Mae Hong Son Province,Page 14, Huai Nam Dang National Park