victories with the capture and herding of slaves to Chiang Mai. The many groups herded from their homeland included the Tai Yuan, Tai Lue, Tai Koen and Tai Yai. A staggering 40 per cent of Chiang Mai's population were from foreign lands.
 The Tai Koen once inhabited the area around Wualai Road, now home to Tri Yaan Na Ros Colonial House. The Tai Koen Wualai were herded from Chiang Tung in the Shan State of Myanmar. The Tai Koen Wualai were renowned silversmiths and expertly made lacquerware. Other Tai Koen groups were also herded into the area and made their living as blacksmiths and stone masons, moulding and casting Buddha Images.
     During the reign of King Rama V, many immigrants moved to Chiang Mai including the Chinese, Indian, Sikh and the Burmese. Many bureaucrats and missionaries also entered the region. The area along the Mae Ping riverbank near

Tri Yaan Na Ros
Clonial House.


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