Wat Muen Sarn is one of an important learning center in Chiang Mai Province. This temple is located at 13 Wualai Road, Hai Ya, Muang, Chiang Mai with the size about 10 rai. (4 acres) In 1929, the king had allowed to build the temple here but the evidence could not be found. So on June 21st, 1991 the king had allowed to build the temple again with the evidence in the 108th Royal Thai Government Gazette. There are many palm leaf scrolls in this temple. The result from the survey of Social Research Insitute, Chiang Mai University shows that there are 163 indexes and 815 copies of the scroll. Some of the scrolls were written in 1825 which means these documents are almost 200 years old.
The Meun Sarn Temple was used during the war by the Japanese troops as a medical centre and to print money when they passed through Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son, en route to their military targets in Myanmar and India, according to the temple’s abbot, Phra Kru Sutjitapirat.
The Japanese Imperial Army lost many soldiers from the heavy bombing by the allied forces, which later led to Japan’s surrender and withdrawing their troops from Thailand.
The Meun Sarn temple has built a monument in which remains of the Japanese troops were contained.
An annual merit-making ceremony has been held to honour the fallen Japanese soldiers, the temple’s abbot said.