what is this claim of 2000 years based on? Who were the rulers of this kingdom before Piloko?
The beginning of the Lao as a kingdom can be taken back to the year 08 A.D., or the Buddha Sukkarath year 551. During this time the Ai Lao, or Lao kingdom known as the Kingdom of “Pay Ngai,” The second ruler of Pay Ngai was named Wongmuang or Khun Wongmuang. Chinese names my differ… as in Khun Boron = Piloko
In the year 78 A.D. Pay Ngai still under Chinese rule, a new King emerged named Lai Lao or Khun Lai Lao. Again, Chinese names my differ in text…
Pay Ngai, the Chinese name of it, am not sure… but precedes Nanchao…
The Ai Lao started to build up their cities and strengthing its defenses in their primary six cities, Mong Suoi, Aih Say, Lung Gong, Teng Jieng, See Larng, and Mong Say or Nong Sair/Dta Lee, the capital being Nong Say. These six cities make up the Newly formed Kingdom of Nanchao which are the foundations of the early Pay Ngai cities of the Lao…
The Lao King is the extention of the Nanchao Kingdom and the kings that formed Nanchao, the Shan of Burma as well as the ppl of Lanna and Lao hold to this same belief. Piloko (Khun Boron) founded Loungphabang as its capital in the newly acquired territories in Southeast Asia. Khun Lo or Ko Lo Feng ruled from Loungphabang until Piloko’s death.
"Khun Lo" ruled Loungphabang (Ko Lo Feng or Ko Lor Phong)
"Khun Palanh" ruled SipsongPanna, (China)
"Khun Chusong" ruled TungKea, (Muang HuaoPhanh to Tonkin,Vietnam)
"Khun Saiphong" ruled Lanna, (ChiengMai,Thailand)
"Khun Ngua In" ruled Ayuthaya, (Thailand)
"Khun Lok khom" ruled Moung Hongsa (Inthaputh),(Shan state,Burma)
"Khun ChetCheang" ruled Moung Phuan, (XiengKhouang,Laos)
Chao Fifah (Khamhiao) the line to Khun Lo, had 6 sons and one of them was "Chao FaNgum".
Chao FaNgum created LanXang, from Chao FaNgum to Chao Setthaya who moved the capital to ViengChan, and the line of him extended to Chao Anouvong last King of ViengChan, which is the most direct path to Chao FaNgum, the second path is King of Loungphabang who are his cousins… rounding up u have around 2000 years…
Edited by KhamMung, 10 July 2006 - 03:10 PM.