Wat Pa Pao, the first temple of the Ngiaw in Chiang Mai.
Wat Pa Pao constructed during the reign of Prachao Intawichayont in1883 by Lady Bua Lhai, a Tai Yai concubine of the king, and Tai Yai people. At that time, the Ngiaw or the Tai Yai lived in the Chang Phueak, Khuang Singh, Chang Moi, Fa Ham, and Wang Singh Kum areas.
In the past, there were a lot of Pao Tree; therefore, the temple was named Wat Pa Pao. The Buddha's relics at Wat Pa Pao are Tai Yai type. At the temple, the Poy Sang Long or the "Festival of the Crystal Sons" by Lanna people is held in April annually. Inside the temple are school, teaching Tai Yai language for children, and Ngiaw museum. Wat Pa Pao, therefore, is such a beautiful place.
Credit; text from TAT
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