Chao Anouvong The Last King of Lan Xang Kingdom(Lao: ິ ວຣະກະສຕອງສດທາຍ ຂອງ ອະນາຈກລານຊາງ) ັ ົ ຸ ້ ັ ້ ້ ົ້ Chao Anouvong (Lao: ເຈາອະນວງ; Thai: เจ้าอนุวงศ์) ຸ ົ1767 – 1829, led the Laotian Rebellion from Siam Kingdom (1826 – 1829) as the lastmonarch of the Lan Xang Kingdom of Laos.Chao Anouvong succeeded to the throne in 1805 upon the death his brother Chao Intavong, who had succeeded their father Phrachao Siribounyasan
Chao Anouvong had long been an ally of the Thai monarchs against the Burmese invaders.Unfortunately his accomplishments and support of the Thai kingdom was not well recognized by them.
From 1826 to 1828 Chao Anouvongrebelled against Siam in an attempt tobecome once again independent from Siam.
The Siamese, in a counterattack, capturedand sacked Vientiane and transported most of the population of the central Mekong region across the river into what was laterto become northeastern Thailand, or ISaan.By 1828 the rebellion had been quelled. An estimated 24,000 Laotians perished as did some 7000 Siamese. With the collapse of Chao Anouvongs rebellion, theindependence of Vientiane came to an end.
he precious Buddha statues “Phra Bang” and “Phra Keo” were taken to Bangkok. Chao Anouvong died as prisoner in Bangkok.
To celebrate the 450 years anniversary ofbeing Laos’ capital and to honor Chao Anouvong
The Lao Governmentdecision to built the ChaoAnouvong Statue in 2010
10 tones bronze statue stands atop aplinth, rising about 14 meters above the ground
The Cha Anouvong Statue waserected and inaugurated on 7th November 2010