Wat Lamchang

50200 Sri Phum Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Lamchang on the interactive online map
Wat Lamchang is classified in the following categorie(s): Temple 
Wat Lam Chang is a small but quite delightful Temple with a long history. During the construction of Chiang Mai, King Mengrai stayed in an area which is now Wat Chiang Man. Near this was a large wooded area where the elephants used to transport the King into the city were kept. Some time later, a Temple was built there and was named Wat Lam Chang. The name Lam Chang means "shackled elephants"
Today, a large elephant statue stands guard over the Temple and there are many other elephants all around the temple including a statue of Ganesh, The Elephant Headed God.The remains of the original chedi can still be seen.

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By Peter Coombs
On May 12, 2014
The press is reporting significant damage from the recent (and ongoing) earthquakes. Can you post any pictures of the problems?