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Wat Yang Kuang, Chiang MaiWat Yang Kuang, Chiang Mai (24 October, 2006)

Wat Yang Kuang (GPS: 18.776, 98.98901; Thai: วัดยางกวง ) is a Thai Buddhist monastery in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is located on Suriyawong Alley, to the south of the Old City.

When I visited Wat Yang Kuang in 2006, I only saw a heap of rubble with an ancient stupa right in the middle. Since then, a proper monastery has been built around the site.

Wat Yang Kuang is believed to have been mention in a Haripunchai poem dating back to 1517, where it was referred to as Wat Nang Rou. That name is believed to be the former name of this temple. In 1781-1807, King Kavila relocated the Tuen people from a Wat Yang Kuang in Chiang Tung, in Myanmar, to resettle in this area in Chiang Mai, and supposedly, the name Wat Yang Kuang supplanted that of Wat Nang Rou back then.

A large bronze Buddha head was discovered at Wat Yang Kuang, and has moved to the Chiang Mai National Museum. The Buddha head was given the name Phra Saen Savae.


Wat Yang Kuang
Hai Ya, Mueang Chiang Mai,
Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand.

Wat Yang Kuang, Chiang MaiWat Yang Kuang, Chiang Mai (24 October, 2006)

Wat Yang Kuang, Chiang MaiInterpretive plaque on Wat Yang Kuang, Chiang Mai (24 October, 2006)

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Wat Yang Kuang (Mar 2018)

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