History of Suvenabumi Kingdom
The Suvenabumi (Thaton) Kingdom was a Mon kingdom, believed to have existed in Lower Burma from at least the 9th century to the middle of the 11th century. It was one of many Mon kingdoms that existed in modern-day Lower Burma and Thailand. The kingdom was essentially a city-state centered around the city of Suvenabumi (Thaton). Suvenabumi, like other Mon kingdoms, faced the gradual encroachment of the Khmer Empire. But it was the Pagan Kingdom from the north that conquered the kingdom in 1057 AD.
Capital of Suvenabumi Kingdom
Suvenabumi, the capital of Suvenabumi kingdom, is the important seaport on the Gulf of Martaban for trade with Southern India and Sri Lanka.
Civilization and Culture
Due to its trade with South India and Sri Lanka, and Suvenabumi has become a primary center of Theravada Buddhism in South-East Asia until it was overrun by the Pagan Kingdom in 1057 AD.