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Ban Chiang

World Heritage Site #575 :: Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

World Heritage Site #575 :: Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

State Property: Thailand Location: Udon Thani Province GPS: N17 32 54.996, E103 21 29.988 Date of Inscription: 1992 Criteria: (iii) Property : 30 ha Buffer zone: 760 ha Local Weather Ban Chiang is considered the most important prehistoric settlement so far discovered in South-East Asia. It marks an important stage in human cultural, social and […]

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Ayutthaya

World Heritage Site #576 :: Historic City of Ayutthaya

World Heritage Site #576 :: Historic City of Ayutthaya

Table of Contents Founded c. 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendour. Location: Ayutthaya Province GPS: N14 20 52.008, E100 33 38.016 Date of Inscription: […]

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Ban Chiang

About Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

About Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

Until the 1960s, south-east Asia was considered to have been a culturally backward area in prehistory. The generally accepted view was that its cultural development resulted from external influences, principally from China to the north and India to the west. Recent archaeological work at Nok Nok Tha and, later, Ban Chiang on the Khorat plateau […]

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Travel Guide@Ban Chiang

Ban Chiang Archaeological Site :: Location and Tourist Maps

Ban Chiang Archaeological Site :: Location and Tourist Maps

Location Map GPS Coordinates: N17.54861, E103.35833 Toursit Maps

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News@Ban Chiang

Thai Antiquities, Resting Uneasily

Thai Antiquities, Resting Uneasily

By JORI FINKEL Published: February 17, 2008 IT just might rank as one of the biggest accidental discoveries in archaeology. In the summer of 1966 a Harvard student named Steve Young was living in a village in the northeast reaches of Thailand, going door to door canvassing political opinion for his senior thesis, when he […]

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Travel Guide@Ban Chiang

History overturned

History overturned

By TOM COCKREM Metallurgy and pottery have thrived in Ban Chiang, Thailand, as far back in time as any place in the world. The archaeologists, I read on this exhibit’s explanatory plaque, scraped away 10cm layers of dirt at a time. They first uncovered three large earthen pots, then four ceramic “impress rollers”, and lastly, […]

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Travel Guide@Ban Chiang

Ban Chiang: Thailand’s most underrated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ban Chiang: Thailand’s most underrated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Take an evolutionary journey back to 2100 BC as you check out skeletal remains and Bronze Age artifacts in northeast Thailand By Karla Cripps In the world of archeological tourism, there are a few hard truths. Ancient temples and pyramids: super sexy. Old pottery and tools that present the earliest evidence of farming in Southeast […]

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Photo&Video@Ban Chiang

Photo&Video@Ban Chiang

News @ Ayutthaya

Many sites in Ayutthaya face risk of crumbling

Many sites in Ayutthaya face risk of crumbling

The Nation/Asia News Network Many experts are worried that an ancient pagoda in Ayutthaya might come tumbling down because its base has been found to be severely damp, Soamsuda Leeyawanich, director general of the Fine Arts Department, said yesterday. She was inspecting historical sites in Ayutthaya with experts from the United Nations Educational Scientific and […]

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