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Prachao Nang Kron

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Prachao Nang Kron Hang Dong, Hang Dong, Chiang Mai. The god sits on his back. Travel to Chiang Mai Travel to the northern region The god sits on his back. or Phra Siri Mahawanakawila Sitting on the neck of an elephant with a god carved into the middle of its not-so-large trunk. As at present As for the start date of carving, it falls on the 12th lunar month, 15th waning moon, 1782, a period of 220 years has passed.
 
In the carving of the reclining Buddha, this time there were a group of ministers. and Tukkhata helped carve the Buddha image Along with King Kawila, 21 people, Tukkhata, 5 people, a total of 26 Buddha images have been carved from various trees, together with the Buddha sitting with his legs cut, totaling 27. At present, there is only one Buddha sitting with his legs cut.
 
The god sits on his back. It is a Buddha image that is enshrined in a hollow tree. Native Lanna people call the Buddha image Phra Chao. The word "gon" is a Lanna language word meaning hollow. Lanna art carved into golden teak trees. Later it was covered with banyan trees. But you can still clearly see the Lord sitting on his back.
 
According to legend, the god sits on his back. There has been a story passed down that The god sits on his back. Built in the reign of King Kawila. Ruler of Chiang Mai When His Majesty returned from worshiping Phra Borommathat Si Chom Thong, Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province. Stopped to rest in a forest near the river Mae Tha Chang. Which is the area around Ban Dong Noi, Village No. 9, Hang Dong Subdistrict, Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai Province. At present, His Majesty sees that this place is very shady. Suitable for building a Buddha image for passersby to pay homage to. So he rode an elephant and carved the Buddha image himself. By carving it in a golden teak tree. It has the appearance of a Buddha sitting in a hollow tree. The royal courtiers who accompanied him joined together to carve more than 20 Buddha statues in the same style in this dense forest. When the carving was finished, monks from the temple in the area were invited to perform a Buddhist coronation ceremony. Then he named the Buddha image that he created. Later, the teak forest in this area was concessioned to a foreign company. make the tree fall At present, there is only one sitting Buddha image that King Kawila created.
 
King Kawila then carved a Buddha image in the middle of a teak tree trunk. All the courtiers who accompanied him participated in the carving, a total of 27 statues, and had local monks come to perform the Buddhist coronation ceremony. Later, the Buddha image was lost. And the trees died over time, leaving only the teak tree where King Kawila carved the Buddha image, with the roots and branches of a banyan tree. surrounded by teak trees There is a root channel. with a Buddha image in the said space The villagers call it in their native language Phra Chao Nang Kon, meaning that the Buddha image is sitting in a hollow tree. The government has registered the Banyan Obsak tree. Dong Phra Chao Nang Kon was made a heritage garden in 2019, causing joy to the people in the area. that will be preserved for future generations
 
Traveling: From Chiang Mai city, take the Chiang Mai - Hang Dong road, make a U-turn at the PTT gas station, enter the canal road to the Mae Tha Chang Subdistrict Municipality Office. The sitting Buddha is located opposite the municipal office.

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