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Chiang Mai Page 9, What to do around the Province

Provincial seal of Chiang Mai  - on the right -

The seal of the province shows a white elephant in a glass pavilion. The white elephant is a royal symbol in Thailand, and it is depicted to remember the offering of a white elephant by King Rama II to the ruler of Chiang Mai. The pavilion symbolizes that Buddhism prospered in Chiang Mai, especially when in 1477 the teachings of Buddha, the Tripitaka, were reviewed.

 

The provincial flower and tree is the Flame of the Forest (Butea monosperma). The provincial slogan is In the shadow of Doi Suthep mount, blessed with rice customs and traditions, beautiful wild flowers, magnificent Nakhon Phing.

Chiang Mai Page 10, Provincial Seal & Surrounding area's

Chiang Mai Railway Station

Chiang Mai Page 10, Provincial Seal & Surrounding area's

Below - Large indoor market in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Page 10, Provincial Seal & Surrounding area's

Chiang Mai surrounding Moat and wall section

Chiang Mai Page 10, Provincial Seal & Surrounding area's
Chiang Mai Page 10, Provincial Seal & Surrounding area's

Above - Wat Chiang Man

Located on Ratchapkkhinai Road, this is Chiang Mai's oldest temple and probably dates from 1296. The temple was the residence of King Mengrai, who founded Chiang Mai, and is noteworthy for a Chedi supported by rows of elephantine buttresses and small ancient Buddha image, Phra Kaeo Khao.

Chiang Mai Page 11, The Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand