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The Chronicle of Phra Nang Chamaridewi of Amphoe Li

 

Although the origin of the Thai people is still being studied, a local legend from the city of Li tells of a heroic lady who led her people from Southern China to Northern Thailand. Today, this legend is preserved in the murals of a temple. This is the story of  “Lady Chamaridewi”.

 

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* This article was published in the Journal of Siam Society and is being shared on the Thailand Foundation Website with permission from The Siam Society.