Ban Chiang Archaeological Site – World Cultural Heritage in Thailand

Ban Chiang Archaeological Site is located in Nong Han District, Udon Thani Province in Northeastern Thailand, in the Mekong River Basin.
It is an oval mound formed by human habitation with dimensions of 500m x 1,350m, 8m high.

The site was excavated in 1966 and subsequent years. Here, more than 1 million pieces of pottery, dozens of human skeletons, bronze artifacts, rice grains have been unearthed here.

Re complexities of domesticating livestock, producing ceramics, and making bronze tools.

The archaeological remains also show the economic prosperity and the increase in the complexity of cultural customs and habits of the resident community, marking the formation and development of the typical wet rice culture of Vietnam. region.

English name: Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
Location: Udon Thani . Province
Accreditation year: 1992
Criteria: (iii)
Acreage: 30 ha with 760 ha buffer zone

Currently, the archaeological remains are displayed in the Ban Chiang National Museum, including ceramics, in particular red painted pottery; Bronze tools: bracelets, rings, anklets, cords and whips, spearheads, ax blades, dome-bladed axes, hooks, blades and bells, ancient skeletons. The ruins are presented in aggregates in the galleries or in the excavated pits…

700 meters from the Museum is the temple of Wat Pho Si Nai, built on the…

Cultural Heritage The archaeological site of Ban Chiang, Udon Thani, Thailand is considered the center of a remarkable phenomenon of human cultural, social and technological evolution that took place around 1500 BC. and then spread widely in Southeast Asia.

Ban chiang archaeological site - world cultural heritage in Thailand

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