Born in 1742, Kawila was the first of Prince Chai Kaew's 10 children. When he became ruler of Lampang, he helped in a plot to rid the cities of oppressive Burmese rule. In 1802, Rama I officially appointed Kawila as ruler of Chiang Mai. This Monument commemorates Kawila's role in the history of Chiang Mai and the larger Lanna Kingdom. It stands appropriately in front of Kawila Army Camp, on the east bank of the Ping River about a kilometer south of Nawarat Bridge. Behind the statue lies a small museum where you can learn more about this great Thai leader.
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