King Alaungpaya

User Rating:  / 0
Poor    Best    

alaungpaya

Photo Credit - www.wikipedia.org

 

King Alaungpaya (1752-1760) was also known as U Aung Zeya, and also meaning "The Victorious" in Myanmar. He was born in Shwebo in upper Myanmar. He was the one who unified Myanmar and founded the Alaungpaya, or Konbaung, dynasty, which held power until the British annexed Upper (northern) Myanmar on Jan. 1, 1886. He also conquered the independent Mon kingdom of Bago (in the Ayeyarwaddy River delta).

Of humble origins, Alaungpaya was a village headman from the small town of Moksobomyo (present-day Shwebo), north of Inwa, the Myanmar capital, when in April 1752 Binnya Dala, the Mon king of Bago, captured Inwa and put an end to Myanmar's ruling Taungoo dynasty. Refusing to become his vassal, Alaungpaya organized a resistance movement. Claiming descent from a 15th-century Myanmar king, he established a new Myanmar capital at Moksobomyo. In 1753 he recaptured Inwa and went on the offensive in southern Myanmar. In 1755, at the end of a lightning campaign into the Mon country, he founded a new port, to be called Yangôn, at the site of the Mon fishing village of Dagon. In 1757 he captured the city of Inwa, and took Binnya Dala prisoner. Alaungpaya established effective control over the whole area previously under the rule of the Taungoo dynasty.

Because the French had allied themselves with the Mon, Alaungpaya was eager to gain British support. In 1757 he concluded a treaty with the British East India Company, granting it generous trade concessions. But the company, at war with the French in India, was unwilling to involve itself on a second front in Myanmar. In October 1759 the king's troops massacred British merchants at Negrais who were suspected of aiding a local revolt. After that action, relations between Britain and Myanmar were suspended.

Alaungpaya's last campaign was an invasion of Siam (Thailand). He led an army through the town of Dawei southward to Tanintharyi and then northward to Ayutthaya (Ayuthia), the Siamese capital, which he surrounded in April 1760. During the siege he was wounded, and he died while his army was in retreat to Myanmar.

 

 

thumb_up Do you like this? Share it to friends..




comment Tell others what you think.. Your reviews and comments are valuable to others..

Get A Tour Quote [ Free ]

  1. Myanmar TOURISM EXPERTS love to send you a FREE estimated cost (a price quotation) for suitable tour package to you by email.
  2. 1. Where do you want to visit?
    Invalid Input
  3. Invalid Input
  4. 2. How many days do you intend to stay in Myanmar ?
    Invalid Input
  5. 3. When do you intend to visit ?
    Invalid Input
  6. 4. How many people in your group?
    Invalid Input
  7. 5. Would you request for a guide?
    Invalid Input
  8. Your Name(*)
    Please let us know your name.
  9. Your Email(*)
    Please let us know your email address.
  10. Type additional requests.
  11. (*)

      RefreshInvalid Input

Looking for a hotel in Yangon? or Bagan?

We recommend...

Awesome Myanmar Travels and Tours Co.,Ltd.

Awesome Myanmar Travels & Tours is one of the most reliable Travel Agents in Myanmar offering with best services for your trip in Myanmar.

It is newly established private company but well organized with over 7 years experienced Inbound Tour Operators from the respective Travel Industries. Awesome Myanmar Travel is a fully authorized Travel Agent in Myanmar. License No is Kha – 3239 registered under Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in Myanmar. The purpose we are setting up this company is to send international travellers around the world to relax and enjoy their vacations in beautiful places around Myanmar .


No.48, first floor, 46 street, Botahtaung Township, Yangon.
Hot Line: +(95)9 254317936, +(95)9 5099054, +(95)9 260657176
Email : sales@awesomemyanmartravel.com, awesomemyanmartour@gmail.com
Skype : awesomemyanmar
Website : www.awesomemyanmartravel.com

Blue Ocean

Yangon-based "Myanmar Blue Ocean Travels & Tours Company Limited" as an experienced local tourism company aims at serving our clients to their utmost satisfaction. The company has recruited the best and well-experienced staff members since its inception.

Address: No (703), Level (7), Building (B), East Point Condo, Pazundaung Tsp, Yangon, Myanmar.
Phone : +95 9 73152947, 73133094, +95 1 201393, 8610423
Fax : +95 1 201393, 8610423
Email : myanmarblueoceantour@gmail.com, info@myanmarblueoceantour.com, sales@myanmarblueoceantour.com, sale1@myanmarblueoceantour.com,
Phone Number: +95 9 5160849
Website : www.myanmarblueoceantour.com  

We also recommend...

Hupin Hotel

Inle Lake, the second largest natural lake in Myanmar, situated 875 meters above sea level, 22Km long and 11 Km wide. Inle Lake sandwiched between the hazy blue eastern shan mountains, is famous as the unique place of leg-rowers in the world, with floating gardens and monasteries built on stilts. It is supposed to be the most beautiful scenic spot of Myanmar, well known as "Venice of The East".

Address : No. 66, Kan Thar Quarter. West Of Bazaar (Boat Stand), Nyaung Shwe Township, Southern Shan State, Myanmar.
Phone : (+95 81) 209291~4
Fax : (+95 81) 209 291~2
Email : hupinreservation@gmail.com
Website : www.hupinhotelmyanmar.com

Paukan Cruises

Paukan may be the ancient name of Bagan, that old town of the year 2000 temples about the bank from the Ayeyarwaddy River.

This ancient capital, seat from the First Myanmar Empire, is really a treasure to folks of Myanmar.

 

25, Ground Floor, 38th Street, Kyauktada Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95 - 1 - 380877
Fax: +95 - 1 - 382734
E-mail: info@ayravatacruises.com
Website: www.paukan.com , www.ayravatacruises.com 

Who's Online

We have 71 guests and no members online