History of Khorat

Due to scarcity of information from the periods known as the Dark ages of Cambodia, the plateau seems to have been largely depopulated. In 1718, the first Lao muang in the Chi valley — and indeed anywhere in the interior of the Khorat Plateau — was founded at Suwannaphum District in present-day Roi Et Province by an official in the service of King Nokasad of the Kingdom of