The Three Kings Monument is a monument in the center of the walled city of Chiang Mai named after the founders of the city. The three kings include King Mengrai, the founder of Chiang Mai, king Ramkamhaeng of Sukothai and the king Ngam Muang of Payao.
The three worked together to lay out the city of Chiang Mai and the bronze monument commemorates the alliance forged between the three kings of northern Thailand who worked together to design the new city of Chiang Mai. The sculpture has become iconic image representing the city of Chiang Mai and is reproduced in various forms all around the city.
The sculpture stands in front of the provincial administration building which houses the Chiang Mai city Art and Cultural Centre. It is also the focal point of the ancient city and the monument is a shrine for local residents who regularly make devotional offerings to the place.
The Art and Cultural Centre shows the history of Chiang Mai from the earliest human settlements to the present. The sculpture is one of the best known and most recognizable of the many attractions of the city of Chiang Mai that not only gives a historic twist but is also a showpiece.