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Lanna under Mangrai is a custom civilisation mod by EmeraldRange, with contributions from DarthKyofu, Poom and others. This mod is a revamp of Lanna (Mengrai) by ryanjames. It was released as part of the Civ V 10th Anniversary event.

This mod might require Brave New World.

Founding of Lanna[]

From the Tai states in the region, the local king of Ngoenyang, a small town on the banks of the Mekong, produced Mangrai. He became King of Ngoenyang at the age of 20 and quickly got to work to secure the Tai states against the looming Mongol threat. He conquered and allied with other small states around him to consolidate power and established himself the King of Lanna, and situated his capital in Chiang Rai, the City of Mangrai. In 1287, he acted as an intermediary between a personal conflict between King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai and King Ngam Muang of Phayao. The three kings decided to ally with each other to expel other claimants to the Northern Thai region out of the region. They also had hoped to take advantage of the Mongol invasions of Burma to seize the rich lowlands of Bagan for themselves. Ultimately, there were not able to do so personally but may have helped the Shan in their 1290 sack of Bagan.

Conquests and Consolidation[]

Mangrai turned his eyes towards the wealthy Mon kingdom of Hariphunchai centred on the rich city of Lamphun. With the alliance he forged to provide help, he uses cloak and dagger techniques to sow discontent and invade when the people had just forced the king of Hariphunchai to flee south to Lampang. He built the new city of Chiang Mai in this conquered land to serve as a new capital and centre for Northern Thai people. With another defensive war, Mangrai was able to consolidate more of Hariphunchai, taking over Lampang as well. Within his life, Mangrai succeeded in creating an empire to match its neighbours out of a tiny, unimportant kingdom. When King Mengrai died at the ripe old age of 73, Lanna entered a succession crisis, with 6 kings ruling with eleven years. It eventually stabilised with Mangrai's grandson Pha Yu, who solidified Chiang Mai as the capital of the new Lanna Kingdom.

Pha Yu was succeededpeacefully, who ushered Lanna into a centre for Theravada Buddhism. He established a grand stupa in Doi Suthep and promoted the Lnakawongse sect with Sukhothai to replace the Mon Theravada sangha they inherited from Haripunchai. Lanna's power grew steadily as the peace passed from Kue Na to Saenmuengma. However, Saenmuengma's uncle attempted a coup with the support and aid of Ayutthaya. This first armed conflict was largely inconsequential just as invasions from the new Ming Dynasty were to the king after Saenmuengma, Sam Fang Kaen. By Sam Fang Kaen's reign, Lanna had become a strong and stable regional power able to easily hold off invasions from far larger powers through the defensive positions of the hills.

Tilokarrat and Lanna's decline[]

Tilokkarat, seized the throne in 1441 for himself. Tilokkarat's brother took the violent secession as an opportunity to reclaim the throne for himself. He sought Ayutthaya's support and started the Ayutthaya-Lan Na War. Ayutthaya sent troops but was repelled and suppressed. The growing power of Ayutthaya worsened relations between Ayutthaya and Lanna. Especially as Tilokkarat began expanding Lanna for the first time in a long time. In 1456, Tilokkarat conquered the nearby Kingdom of Payao and in 1451, a Sukhothai royal gave himself in to Tilokkarat after a conflict with the king of Ayutthaya. With this, Tilokkarat invaded Phitsanulok to claim it from Ayutthaya. Although Tilokkarat was successful in conquering part of Sukhothai, Lanna suffered setbacks and had to settle for only part of the land.

Tilokkarat's glorious conquests were short-lived as Lanna returned to the squabbles of the Tai princes. In his fight with Ayutthaya, Tilokkarat had garnered and incorporated many Shan states into an alliance. Once the war had dissolved and Tilokkarat had passed away, they broke themselves off and used their newfound power to focus on the crumbling Ava Dynasty in Burma. By 1507, Lanna was unable to successfully launch offensives against Ayutthaya and found itself losing lands and cities by 1513.A dynastic struggle between Kengtung brought Lanna into a war with the Shan state of Hsipaw. The losses that Lanna sustained were so tremendous it destroyed the dominance that Lanna had built. Combined with more stability crises within Lanna in 1545 practically invited Ayutthaya to attack.

In 1546, Chiraprapha succeeded to the throne of Lanna as queen regnant on behalf of her underage son. The declining power of Lanna made it nearly impossible to resist the Ayutthayan conquest of southern Lanna holdings. Chiraprapha gave the throne to her nephew, the prince of Lan Xang to the east to save Lanna itself. This was Etthathirath, who later returned to Lan Xang when the situation stabilised, taking the Emerald Buddha with him. Mekuti, a Shan prince, was chosen to be the new king of Lanna, but being foreign, violated many norms.

Dawn of Man[]

Oh, Mighty King Mangrai, most cunning and clever King of a Million Fields of Rice. You are the glorious founder of Lanna, who from the small land of Ngoenyang, forged a mighty civilisation in the hills of northern Thailand. You foresaw the threat of the enemies surrounding the disunited Thai states and, through alliance and might, forged a mighty state to behold. Your Pact of Three Kings lay the groundwork for a lasting Thai state and your conquests of Hariphunchai solidified the Thai domination in coming centuries.


Leaderscreen by DarthKyofu and Viregel

Majestic lord Mangrai, Lanna remains vibrant in the hearts of the people of Chiang Mai, but your legacy dwindles in the annals of Thailand. Can you make Lanna a centre of religion once more? Or will you conquer to rival the mighty powers around you again? Can you build a civilization to stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Aha! A newcomer! I am Mangrai! The King of a Million Fields of Rice! You will always find food and friends here."

Defeat: "As I feared... The looming threat that my people might not evade in time... is here."

Attacked: "Ha! I thought as much. You will not find a small principality, but a mighty kingdom!"

Unique Attributes[]

Lanna (Mangrai)

Art by EmeraldRange

Alliance of a Million Fields

Conquering cities of your Religion Religion increases city states' resting point by 4 (max 20). +1 Happy Local Happiness in conquered cities for every religious building.


Art by EmeraldRange

Chedi (Temple)
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith, +3 if on a hill. No Maintenance Cost.
  • Has a Greatwork Great Art/Artefact slot.
  • Your first Chedi comes prebuilt with the Emerald Buddha Great Work of Art.
  • The city with the Emerald Buddha provides +10% Food Food and +2 Happy Local Happiness
LannaUU Icon

Art by EmeraldRange

Pu Cao Cannon[1] (Cannon)

Unlike the Cannon, the Pu Cao Cannon

  • Is unlocked at Gunpowder and more expensive.
  • Gain +10% Strength Combat Strength against cities for every city-state ally and Declaration of Friendship Lanna had when it was produced. (carries over when upgraded)
City List
  1. Chiang Mai
  2. Chiang Rai
  3. Lamphun
  4. Wiang Kum Kam
  5. Lampang
  6. Chiang Saen
  7. Nan
  8. Chiang Kham
  9. Muang Lai
  10. Chiang Khong
  11. Phrae
  12. Ngoen Yang
  13. Chiang Rung
  14. Kengtung
  15. Doi Suthep
  16. Phayao
  17. Mae Hong Son
  18. Chiang Dao
  19. Mae Sariang
  20. Fang
  21. Mae Sai
  22. Puha
  23. Phrao
  24. Nai
  25. Hot
  26. Luang Prabang
  27. Sukhothai
  28. Sipsongbanna
  29. Vientiane
  30. Doi Thung
  31. Lop Buri
  32. Nong Han
  33. Pai
  34. Khun Yuam
  35. Mong La
Spy List
  1. Tilokkarat
  2. Daeng
  3. Saeng La
  4. Kue Na
  5. Inta
  6. Janpha
  7. Kwalamink
  8. Paifa
  9. Buajan
  10. Ketkaew



Peace Theme War Theme
"Song of Lanna Thai เอื้องหลวงล้านนา คีตาล้านนา"; "Incredible Lanna Style traditional dance performance in Chiang Mai Thailand 2015"

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Direct Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 22 June 2020



Full Credits List[]

  • EmeraldRange: Lua, Code, Art
  • DarthKyofu: Leaderscene
  • Viregel: Original Leader Asset
  • Poom: Design, Culture and Language
  • 70csencha, theonenonly, แต๋วจ๋า, ณัฐมล, and mekthelol: language and culture help
  • ryanjames: Special Permission to redo his Lanna mod
10th Anniversary Collection [edit]
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Day 2
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Day 3
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Day 4
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