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720th Anniversary of Chiang Mai (2016)

 

 

 Issue Name:

720th Anniversary of Chiang Mai

 Thai Issue Name:

720 ปี เชียงใหม่

 Issue Date:

2016/2559-04-12

 Cause:

To commemorate the 720th Anniversary of Chiang Mai which was founded in 1296 AD by King Mengrai as the new capital of the Lan Na Kingdom

 Catalogue Number:

2016/38

 Denomination:

3 Baht

 Unused Value:

4 Baht

 Used Value:

1 Baht

 Thailex Collection:

n/a

 Size:

48 x 30 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

n/a

 Printer:

Chan Wanich Security Printing Company Limited, Thailand

 Subject:

The Three Kings Monument (fig.) in Chiang Mai; people gathered at Tha Phae Gate (fig.); Lak Meuang Inthakhin (fig.), i.e. the City Pillar located on the compound of Wat Chedi Luang (วัดเจดีย์หลวง) and unlike most other pole-shaped structures nationwide, consisting of a gilded Buddha image standing in a roofed structure called busabok (fig.); the astrological, zodiac-like horoscope inscription at Wat Chiang Man (fig.), the first temple of Chiang Mai, constructed in 1297 AD, with depictions of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac (fig.); and the 720th Anniversary logo, which consists of a silhouette of the Three Kings Monument underneath a bell-shaped chedi (fig.) with a cubic base and over the Thai number 720 (๗๒๐) and some lines with kanok-style ornaments, and the Thai text Somphoht Hoksip Rob Naksat - Jet Roi Yihsip Pih Meuang Chiang Mai (สมโภช 60 รอบนักษัตร - 720 ปี เมืองเชียงใหม่ ), i.e. Celebrating Sixty [12 Year-] Cycles of the Zodiac - 720 Years Chiang Mai City.

 Related Link:

Chiang Mai, Mengrai, Lan Na, Three Kings Monument, Tha Phae, Inthakhin, City Pillar, Lan Na Kings, lak meuang, Buddha image, busabok, Wat Chiang Man, zodiac, Chinese zodiac, chedi, Thai Numerals, meuang, Chiang Mai 700th Anniversary Celebration