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Mogaung or Möngkawng was the capital (royal seat) of a relatively major Shan (ethnic Tai) principality. It was orignally ruled by a saopha (Shan-prince of the highest rank), and was founded according to legend in 58 BCE. Chinese imperial occupations occured between 1479-1483 and 1495-1495 and Burmese occupations in 1651-1742 and 1771-1775. It was annexed in 1796 by the Ava-based kingdom of Burma.

Mogaung or Möngkawng was the capital (royal seat) of a relatively major Shan (ethnic Tai) principality. It was orignally ruled by a saopha (Shan-prince of the highest rank), and was founded according to legend in 58 BCE. Chinese imperial occupations occured between 1479-1483 and 1495-1495 and Burmese occupations in 1651-1742 and 1771-1775. It was annexed in 1796 by the Ava-based kingdom of Burma. Stock Photo
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2B03BKP

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48.2 MB (1.1 MB Compressed download)

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4927 x 3422 px | 41.7 x 29 cm | 16.4 x 11.4 inches | 300dpi

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21 May 2019

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