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Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
There are various heritage sites that Thailand boasts about. Thailand comprises of a significant history which contributes in its heritage. Ban Chiang is the most prominent heritage site that the country inhabits within its territory. It affirms to be a significant prehistoric settlement discovered in South-East Asia which not just contributes in the heritage of the island but also largely contributes in its tourism. It is the best archaeological site in the island and one of the bests in Southeast Asia. Acknowledging its significance, UNESCO enlisted the site under its list of World Heritage Sites in 1992.
This site was discovered in 1966 and since then researches have been going on to get the most of it. Some researchers have revealed that this intriguing site dates back to 3,500 years ago and that it was occupied for at least 2,000 consecutive years. Such research at the site significantly enhances the understanding of the early history of Thailand.
The site is believed to be the evidence which marks the cultural, social and technological evolution. It affirms to be a place which witnessed the earliest evidence of farming and metal manufacturing. The place is replete with excavations, prehistoric artifacts including pottery and bronze implements and other fascinating aspects of the time. Most of such artifacts and legends related to them are kept at display in the Ban Chiang National Museum. The regions around the museums are equally fascinating with shops where one can buy Ban Chiang-inspired handicrafts. Travelers can visit the museum from Wednesday to Sunday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm every week. However, do keep in mind that it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.