Place:Chaiyaphum, Thailand

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NameChaiyaphum
Alt namesChaiyaphumsource: Wikipedia
Chaiyaphum provincesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Jayabumsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 240
TypeProvince
Coordinates15.75°N 102.0°E
Located inThailand
See alsoNortheastern,removed name of Region
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Chaiyaphum
Chaturat
Kaset Sombun
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Chaiyaphum, Changwat is a province.


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Chaiyaphum is one of the north-eastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.

History

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The history of the city of Chaiyaphum dates back to the Khmer Empire in the 12th century, when it was a small city on the route from Angkor to Prasat Singh (Kanchanaburi province). The Prang Ku still remains from this time.

In 1817 the area was settled by Laotians led by Nai Lae, an official of King Anouvong of Vientiane, which was a tributary state of the Thai monarch. They settled in Baan Nam Khun Nong E Chan in Nakhon Ratchasima province, but soon abandoned it in favor of Ban Luang (today's city of Chaiyaphum). In 1826 Anouvong rebelled against the Thai King Rama III, seeking to gain complete independence. Nai Lae, by then made a chao praya by the Thai monarch, supported the Siamese troops. Chao Phaya Lae was killed defending his city against Anouvong's army, but it was totally defeated by the Thai forces weeks later and Anouong taken in chains to Bangkok. King Rama III remembered Chao Phraya Lae for his loyalty and awarded him the tile Phraya Phakdi Chumpon. He is still a local hero and his statue has become a symbol of the province.

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