Category: Ban Chiang.

World Heritage Site #575 :: Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

WHS#575 | Ban Chiang | Tourist Map | Travel Guide | Photo & Video | News Update

Ban Chiang Archaeological Site world heritage site#575

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 technological evolution. The site presents the earliest evidence of farming in the region and of the manufacture and use of metals.

Ban Chiang Archaeological Site was included on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion III.

Criterion iii: Ban Chiang was the centre of a remarkable phenomenon of human cultural, social. and technological evolution in the 5th millennium BC, which occurred independently in this area of south-east Asia and spread widely over the whole region.

Category: Ban Chiang