Launggyet (Burmese: လောင်းကြက်မြို့ [láʊɰ̃ ɡjɛʔ mjo̰]) is a former capital of Arakan from 1251 to 1430. It is also last capital of Laymro Kingdom. The former capital site is located a few miles northwest of Mrauk U, Rakhine State, Myanmar. The Arakanese chronicle Rakhine Razawin Thit gives the foundation date as 22 April 1251.[note 1] Some Arakanese chronicles give the foundation date as 1237 CE.[1]

Launggyet
လောင်းကြက်မြို့
Launggyet is located in Myanmar
Launggyet
Launggyet
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 20°32′41.32″N 93°14′33.45″E / 20.5448111°N 93.2426250°E / 20.5448111; 93.2426250Coordinates: 20°32′41.32″N 93°14′33.45″E / 20.5448111°N 93.2426250°E / 20.5448111; 93.2426250
Country Myanmar
StateRakhine State
Founded22 April 1251
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MMT)

HistoryEdit

Launggret City was founded in 1237 by King Alawmaphyu, last capital of Lemro Dynasty.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (Sandamala Linkara Vol. 1 1997: 171): The city was founded on Saturday, 2nd waxing of Nayon 613 ME (Saturday, 22 April 1251.)
  1. ^ Harvey 1925: 371

BibliographyEdit

  • Harvey, G. E. (1925). History of Burma: From the Earliest Times to 10 March 1824. London: Frank Cass & Co. Ltd.
  • Sandamala Linkara, Ashin (1931). Rakhine Yazawinthit Kyan (in Burmese). Vol. 1–2 (1997–1999 ed.). Yangon: Tetlan Sarpay.
Launggyet
Preceded by Last capital, Kingdom of Arakan
(Launggyet dynasty)

1251 – 1430
Succeeded by