Muang Then

Muang Thaeng or Muang Thèn is a legendary Tai locality believed to be associated with modern-day Mường Thanh Valley in Điện Biên province of Vietnam. [1][2]

In legend, it is the initial settlement of Tai people migrating southward from Yunnan around the time of the Kingdom of Nanzhao under their leader Khun Borom, who is associated[1] with Piluoge (ruler of Nanzhao from 728 to 748).


  1. ^ a b Jumsai, M.L. Manich (1967-08-05). History of Laos. ISBN 978-974-7390-21-6.
  2. ^ Ratanavongsa, Prince Phetsarath (1978). The Iron Man of Laos. Dalley Book Service, Inc.