Phaya Naga at Wat Sri Don Chai in Chiang Mai, Thailand - Encircle Photos

48 Phaya Naga at Wat Sri Don Chai in Chiang Mai, Thailand

This naga appears to be guarding the viharn at Wat Sri Don Chai. Perhaps this spirit did more to protect Pra Kruba Srivichai while he was falsely imprisoned here in 1920. After his release, the exonerated monk rebuilt over 100 temples in Thailand as well as schools and other infrastructure. These accomplishments earned him the name Engineer Monk. His most famous contribution was constructing the 18.5 mile road up the mountain to Wat Pra Thart Doi Suthep in less than six months.

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Wat Sri Don Chai, San Sai, Saraphi District, Chiang Mai 50140, Thailand

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