Ngoenyang

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Hiran Ngoenyang Chiangsaen
หิรัญเงินยางเชียงแสน

638–1292
Capital Hiran (to about 850)
Ngoenyang (from about 850 onwards)
Languages Northern Thai language
Religion Theravada Buddhism
Government Monarchy
King
 -  638 - ? Lavachakkaraj
 -  1123 - 1166 Phanya Coeng
 -  1262 - 1292 Mangrai
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Installation of Lavachakkaraj 638
 -  Capture of Hariphunchai 1292

The Kingdom of Hiran or of Ngoenyang (Thai: อาณาจักรหิรัญเงินยาง) was an early mueang or kingdom of the Northern Thai people from the 7th through 13th centuries AD and was originally centered on Hiran, formerly Vieng Preuksa, in modern-day Thailand near today's Mae Sai District in Chiang Rai, and later on Ngoenyang or Chiang Saen. Ngoenyang was the successor to the mueang of Singhanavati and King Mangrai, the 17th king of Ngoenyang, went on to found Lanna.

In contrast to most contemporary Tai states, Ngoenyang was mentioned in local chronicles, which provide some information about its history.

In 545 AD, an earthquake destroyed the city of Naknakorn and thus the mueang of Singhanavati. Survivors gathered together and an elective monarchy was established there. The mueang was named Vieng Prueksa, as prueksa means "to discuss".

After 93 years of elective monarchy, King Kalavarnadit of the Lavo Kingdom forced the Vieng Prueksa to accept King Lavachakka as their king in 638 AD. Lavachakkaraj renamed the mueang Hiran.

Lavachakka is hypothesized to have been a tribal chief in the area who gained the support of the Lavo Kingdom. The Lavachakkaraj or "Lao dynasty" would go on to rule the area for 700 years.

Laokiang, the ninth king of Hiran, founded the city of Ngoenyang (modern Chiang Saen) around 850 AD, moved the capital there, and thus became the first King of Ngoenyang. The territorial claims of Ngoenyang extended from Chiang Saen in the west through parts of modern Laos north of Luang Prabang to Thaeng (modern Điện Biên Phủ, Vietnam). Ngoenyang fell under the dominion of the Lu mueang Chiang Hung in the north around 1250 AD and remained within that orbit until the Mongol invasions again shifted power in the area.

The religion of Ngoenyang kingdom was heavily influenced by the Theravada Buddhism of the Hariphunchai kingdom to the south. Around 1250, Laomeng the 16th king of Ngoenyang founded Chiangrai and his son, Mangrai, moved the capital to Chiangrai when he was crowned as the king of Ngoenyang in 1262. In 1281, Mangrai invaded Hariphunchai and captured the capital (modern Lamphun).

Further information: Shan States

List of Ruler of Hiran Kingdom Age[edit]

1. Phraya Lavajakaraj 2. Phraya LaoKhao KaewMahMueng 3. Phraya LaoSao 4. Phraya LaoTang 5. Phraya LaoGhrom 6. Phraya LaoLheaw 7. Phraya LaoGab 8. Phraya LaoKim

List of Ruler of NgeonYang Kingdom Age[edit]

1. Phraya LaoKiang 2. Phraya LaoKiw 3. Phraya LaoTerng 4. Phraya LaoTueng 5. Phraya LaoKhon 6. Phraya LaoSom 7. Phraya LaoGuak 8. Phraya LaoGiw 9. Phraya LaoJong 10. Phraya JomPha Rueng 11. Phraya LaoJerng 12. Phraya Lao NgernRueng 13. Phraya LaoTsin 14. Phraya LaoMing 15. Phraya LaoMueng 16. Mengrai the Great

References[edit]

"หิรัญนครเงินยางเชียงแสน - วิกิพีเดีย." วิกิพีเดีย สารานุกรมเสรี. Web. 16 Jan. 2011. <http://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/หิรัญนครเงินยางเชียงแสน>.