Anusawari Sam Kasat (Three Kings Monument)

Monument in Chiang Mai

Marking the centrepoint of the old administrative quarter of Chiang Mai, the bronze Three Kings Monument commemorates the alliance forged between Phaya Ngam Meuang of Phayao, Phaya Mengrai of Chiang Mai and Phaya Khun Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai in the founding of the city. The monument is a shrine for local residents, who swing by after work to leave offerings.

The square in front of the monument is a favourite promenade spot for local families after dark, with wandering vendors selling light-up 'helicopter' toys inspired by dipterocarp seeds.