Monday, March 16, 2015

Chao Anouvong's Descendant - ໂສມເຊື້ອສາຍຂອງເຈົ້າອະນຸວົງ

For the history buff, you may already know that Vientiane's last king was Chao Anouvong - the king who revolted against Thai suzerainty.  This was back when Laos had 3 separate kingdoms.  His reign ended in 1829 after a failed revolt against Siam which unfortunately ended with Siam deciding to burn and depopulate the city.

Update Magazine - Chao Anouvong's Descendant
Photo Credit:  Update Magazine

What you may not know though, is that he still has descendants alive in Laos today.

He lives in Savannakhet, Laos.  It was revealed in a well known Lao magazine, called Update, when they did an article on him back in 2010.  His name is Naukham (ພໍ່ຕູ້ອາຈານໜໍ່ຄຳ).  Mr. Naukham is the 6th generation descendant of Chao Anouvong and his 6th wife.

Update Magazine - Chao Anouvong's Descendant
 Photo Credit:  Update Magazine 

Update Magazine - Chao Anouvong's Descendant
Photo Credit:  Update Magazine

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