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  Tilokarat

 

Thailand

Statue of Phaya Tilokarat, the eleventh monarch of the Mengrai (fig.) Dynasty, who ruled the Lan Na Kingdom for 46 years, from 1441 to 1487 AD. He was the sixth child of Phra Chao Sahm Fang Kaen (fig.) and became king by deposing his father. He was a belligerent warlord, yet also an fervent supporter of Theravada Buddhism, building several temples, such as Wat Chedi Jed Yod (fig.). Here he is holding a sword and a vajra.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES and LIST OF LAN NA KINGS.