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Chiang Rai

King Mengrai Monument

King Mangrai The Great

King Mangrai (sometimes spelled Mengrai) was the son of Ngaen Yang ruler of Chiang Saen in 1239.

A powerful and charismatic leader, he quickly established dominance over the small neighbouring principalities.

As his power increased he moved his capital to Chiang Rai which he founded in 1262.

King Mengrai Monument

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Doi Tung Royal PalaceDoi Tung Royal PalaceGardens at Doi Tung

Doi Tung Royal Palace and Gardens

The Doi Tung Royal Villa was the first residence of Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra, The Princess Mother, and was used as a base from which HRH The Princess Mother would oversee work on the Doi Tung Development Project.

HRH The Princess Mother was personally involved in the development of the concept for The Royal Villa and closely supervised its construction, aided by HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, her daughter. The brief to the architects stressed simplicity and multi-functional use for the royal residence.

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