King Pyu Saw Htee And His Wars

The wars that took place during the reign of King Pyu Saw Htee were like bedtime stories, but according to contemporary historical evidence, there were three major wars that took place.

The statute of King Phy Saw Htee Located in Bagan

According to the oral history of those three wars, the victory of the great bird, suppression of wild cans, the victory of the Chinese war in Cambodia. Suppression of Mung Gyi is believed to be a defense against the invasion of the Southern coast of Burma by the Sawa Navy.

According to Indian history, in the 2nd century AD, the Tamils ​​introduced Hinduism to the coasts of Southeast Asia, which is Far India.

Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, from Sri Lanka to the Indonesian region, have changed into countries dominated by Hinduism, but only the coastal region of Myanmar remained, due to the war of resistance of Pyu Saw Htee.

The suppression of the wild can be regarded as a war of resistance as the First Empire of Cambodia, the Vunan (Funan) troops invaded Burma. According to contemporary records, the Funan Emperor’s Srimara Varmanmin attacked the city of Vishnu in 210 AD, according to Cambodian and Chinese records.

As the invading army reached Bagan beyond Vishnu, a battle broke out and the Bagan forces were likely to be victorious. As a commemoration of the success of the battle, the temple was built.

It is believed that the success of the Chinese army in Kosambi prevented the Nanman campaign (invasion to the south) of the Wei period (Late Han period of the Three Kingdoms period) general Chu Kolian/Ku Kolan (prime minister and commander of the Shuhan kingdom).

According to Chinese records, Cu Kolan launched an operation that attempted to seize Yunnan Province, planning to penetrate into the heartland of Burma (seize the trade route). However, he wrote that he retreated without achieving his goal.

Therefore, it is likely that the success of the Chinese army in Kosambi meant that the Burmese were able to resist the Chinese invasion. These wars took place in the early 2nd century AD and showed how strong the first Pagans were.

Bagan, the ancient city of urma, which was able to resist the invasions of three different foreign countries, can be regarded as a state that inherits the legacy of the Kingdom of Serachitha, not a city-state ruled by a feudal lord who only has power in the area where Bagan is located.

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