Wat Duang Dee near the Three Kings Monument


Wat Duang Dee is located in the historic center of old walled Chiang Mai. The temple was founded in the early 16th century. According to the Chiang Mai Chronicle, a monk of Wat Duang Dee became ruler of Chiang Mai in 1761. This was a short period of independence for Chiang Mai before the Burmese returned to again govern the country in 1763. In 1819 King Thammalangka renovated the monastery and held a dedication celebration. Wat Duang Dee has a monastic library foundedĀ at 1829 with beautiful gilded wood carvings.

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