Yun Bayin

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Yun Bayin

Yun Bayin (Burmese: ယွန်းဘုရင်, pronounced [jʊ́ɴ bəjɪ̀ɴ]; lit. King of the Yun) (1558–1564) is one of the 37 nats in the official pantheon of Burmese nats. He was King Mekuti Sutthiwong (Thai: เมกุฏิสุทธิวงศ์) or Mae Ku (Thai: แมกุ), the captive king of Lanna Kingdom, who died of illness during the reign of King Bayinnaung of Toungoo (1551–1581). He is portrayed sitting with right knee raised, right hand holding a sheathed sword across the shoulder, and left hand on left knee.[1][2][3]

Bayinnaung captured Chiang Mai during the Burmese-Siam War of 1563. Mae Ku then became a tributary king.[4]:29

See also[edit]

List of the Kings of Lanna


  1. ^ Hla Thamein. "Thirty-Seven Nats". Yangonow. Retrieved 2006-07-03.
  2. ^ Forbes, Andrew (2005). "King Mae Ku: From Lan Na Monarch to Burmese Nat". CPAmedia. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
  3. ^ Barlow, Joel John. "History of Lanna - Burmese Rule and Other Foreign Influence". Chiang Rai Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  4. ^ Rajanubhab, D., 2001, Our Wars With the Burmese, Bangkok: White Lotus Co. Ltd., ISBN 9747534584

Preceded by
King of Lanna
Succeeded by