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10 January 2014

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Wat Chedi Luang Famous Temple At Chiang Mai Thailand

Wat Chedi Luang is one of the largest and most famous temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This temple between the temple is the pride of the people of Chiang Mai and Buddhists throughout Thailand and beyond.

King Saen Muang Ma began to build Phra Chedi Luang to enshrine the relics of his father at the end of the 14th century, but King Tilokarat ready. The Chedi used to be 90 meters high before it partially destroyed in an earthquake in 1545; it remains the tallest structure in Chiang Mai for over 500 years. The Chedi restored is about 60 meters high.

One of the best times to see the Chedi This is when sparking tian ceremony in the evening at one of the major Buddhist festival day.

The big Viharn built in 1928. Round columns with bell-shaped base and finials red lotus supports high ceiling inside. Standing Buddha image called Phra Chao in Attarot. Made from a combination of copper alloys and mortar, is designed in the image of King Saen Muang Ma (r.1385-1401). Poster Buddha placed along the wall between the windows, and cabinets with Buddha images and Bencharong ceramics line the walls.

Cross-shaped main hall to the south Viharn contains the city pillar. Sculptures in small shelters around this building was the residence of the guardian spirits. Legends say that a hermit (whose image is in the shelter on the west side of the building) go to God Indra to ask for protection for the city from the enemy. Provided that appropriate offerings were made, Indra permitted two kumaphan (mythical man-beast creature) to run pillar of heaven Tavatimsa Inthakhin to town.

Kumaphan, Chiang Mai, ThailandChao Kawila city I moved to the present site of Wat Muang Doe in 1800. He built the statues kumaphan under shelter to the north and south of the main entrance to the house. He also planted three large (Dipterocarpus alatus) trees. According to legend, the principal town near the pole will protect Chiang Mai as long as it does not cut down.

Other buildings in the area including the University campus and learning Mahamakut Lanna Buddha (this is the north campus to the monks of the sect Thammayut, reformist sect founded by King Mongkut (Rama IV r.1851-1881, who is not satisfied with Mahanikai established sect in late 1830's). to the west Chedi is Viharn with reclining Buddha and Buddha Sangkhachai. of this area out one leads out to Chaban Road.

Now, Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai, Thailand has become one of the attractions tourist destination there. Scenic beauty and historic building this temple attracted many history buffs and tourists around the world.