Distance from Lanna Oriental Hotel :
Distance 1.3 kilometers, traveling time is 10 minutes.
The Three Kings Monument is dedicated to the three Northern Lao Kings who founded the city of Chiang Mai. It is the venue of the King’s birthday celebrations in early December annually.
The Three Kings Monument consists of the statues of King Mengrai, the founder of Chiang Mai and his two friends, King Ramkamhaeng of Sukothai and King Ngam Muang of Payao. They are believed to have worked together to build the city. It consists of three bronze statues of kings in 14th century costumes. It has become an iconic part of the city and is reproduced in different forms and installed in different parts of Chiang Mai. There is a square in front of the monument which is the venue for many festivals. The square is surrounded by restaurants serving western food and the office of the Thai Airways.
The Three Kings Monument is located inside the city walls at the center of the old city. The monument is in front of the Old Provincial Hall building which is today the City Art and Culture Center. The locals regard the monument as a shrine for the three kings. They offer flowers, incense and candles to the statue to invoke the blessings of these great Kings who conceived of the idea of the city of Chiang Mai.