The Amazing Chameleon Clock Tower, Chiangrai, Thailand

by Eric
(Chiang Rai, Thailand)

Chameleon clock tower of Chiangrai, Thailand

Chameleon clock tower of Chiangrai, Thailand

Clock towers are famous landmarks in most parts of the world since ancient time e.g. The Big Ben, England. The function of these clocks was to show the time to the townspeople because prior to the 18th century most people did not have watches or clocks in their home. Eventually, the clock tower becomes an integral part of the people’s life, so they were built taller and smack in the town center.

In Chiangrai, Northern Thailand, we are proud to proclaim that we too, have an Amazing Clock Tower that is uniquely Thai in design and changes color (a light show) like a chameleon from the first ten minutes of every hour from 7 pm until 11pm. This clock tower was designed and built by Ajarn Chalermchai, the same artist who built the White Temple aka Wat Rong Khun in honor of His Majesty The King of Thailand.

It is located in the middle of the city and considered a major landmark, only about 300 meters to the site of the Saturday weekly ‘walking street’ market.

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