CHIENG SAEN PERIOD
The following is the history of Chieng Saen literally translated: The first country made was Chieng Lawah ; and Phya Anu Ruta, who made an era, came with one thousand things for amusement (Boriwan). He founded Muang Nguan Yang. His descendants were Lao Kop-Lao Chang.
Lao Kao Keo Ma Muang reigned 45 years. Lao Tang reigned 26 years.
Lao Kum reigned 10 years. Lao Leo reigned 16 years. Lao Kupp reigned 15 years.
Lao Kumm reigned 15 years. Lao Keng reigned 26 years. Lao Ko reigned 20 years.
Lao Tung reigned 17 years. Lao Terng reigned 20 years. Lao Tun reigned 16 years.
Lao Sun reigned 21 years. Lao Kwaka reigned 21 years. Lao Kwit reigned 35 years.
Lao Chung reigned 16 years. Lao Chum Palurrng reigned 11 years.
Kun Chuenng reigned 14 years who was killed in battle, finishing the dynasty of nineteen kings. The last king was succeeded by Menta Tawk, who again was succeeded by Lao Ngun Luang, who reigned 22 years. Lao Chuenn, who reigned 10 years. Lao Muang, who reigned 25 years.
Phya Muang Rai
Phya Muang Rai.- founded Chieng Rai in the year 624 (A.D. 1263 ), and in 636 founded M. Fang. He then waged war with Lampun, and after a seven years' siege took the place. In five years he built Wieng Kum Kan, it is supposed, on a site between the present Chieng Mai and Lampun. At this time the wife of the King, Nang Paiko, went to Ava, and brought back with her a gong-maker to Chieng Rai, and in 657 (A.D. 1296) Chieng Mai was founded. The King died, being struck by lightning, at the age of eighty in the year 680. He was succeeded by his son, Kun Fu, who reigned seven years. Kun Fu was succeeded by Phya Sen Pu , who lived at M. Nguan Yang two years, and founded Chieng Saen in 692 (A.D. 1331).
In 727 the Haw (chinese) came to Chieng Saen and were defeated; and in 767 they again invaded Chieng Saen. The angels were invoked by Tao Sam Phya, and the Haw were struck by lightning and dispersed. An astrologer and priest, by name Maha Sari Wong So, who helped to bring about the destruction of the Haw, was given the island Dawn Ten, on which he built some beautiful temples. In 918 (A.D. 1557) Upa Yao Wa Raja came from Lan Chang , and went back after three years.
In the year 954 (A.D. 1593) Hupa Acha invaded Siam with 1,700,000 men, and from that time Chieng Saen became a part of Burmah. In 987 M. Nan and Chieng Kawng rebelled, and in 988 were re-conquered. The same year Chieng Rung was conquered. In 1017 the King of Burmah made a division of territory between two brothers. The younger brother was Chao Ing Ku Tia Wong Na-Kwa . His head-quarters were Chieng Saen, and the following countries placed under Chieng Saen: M. Kai, M. Lai, M. Len, M. Palao, Chieng Lap, M. Luang Puka, M. Puka.