Ban Chiang.

As we settle into our new home and explore our surroundings I will be blogging about places of interest to visit in and around Udon Thani, Thailand. I hope you enjoy our explorations and if you ever visit the area that you find this helpful when  you are yourselves looking for places to visit in the area.

5,000 years ago at Ban Chiang prehistoric people lived on a mound at the current location. They survived by hunting wild animals and working the land, farming and making pots, weaving. Then about 4,000 years ago they started doing bronze castings to make tools and jewelery.

This site is a World Heritage site now and has a Fine Arts departmentSAM_7771.JPG and also shows many examples of what pots , jewelery and weapons looked like during these times it is also houses an Archaeological Excavation Pit.

This led to the discovery of over 400 graves and led to a study in burial habits at that time. In that era people were buried with their utensils and there was found to be 3 distinct types of burial.

  • The long sprawl burial with pots arranged around the legs or head.
  • The bended knees burial which was least common.
  • The child burial of a child probably no older than 3 years and they were put in a large pot.

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This site is well worth a visit and you get the opportunity to purchase some lovely pottery and the prices are very good and not extortionate. The entrance fee to this is ( at this time) 150thb, children are free.

Until next time stay safe, laugh a lot and have fun 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Ban Chiang.

    1. blondieaka Post author

      It was Merrild, there seems to be a bit of history here for us to explore which is good and it’s pleasing to see that the Thais are thinking about preservation as they are very much a throw away culture in a lot of ways. 🙂

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