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Ban Chiang Museum

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Ban Chiang Museum

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Charles Higham wrote a review Sep 2020
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I was one of the excavation team that worked at Ban Chiang in 1974-5. Anyone visiting the museum there should be aware of two important facts. The first is that most of the exhibits are looted. They have no cultural provenance. The second is that the dates presented in the museum labels are grossly misleading. This site's occupation dates from about 1500 BC. The Bronze Age began there in about 1000 BC and the Iron Age about 450 BC. The painted pots you see there are all late Iron Age, about 200 AD. Look up the UNESCO website on this site and you will find the correct chronology.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Jantje wrote a review Feb 2020
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I'm very aware of the double pricing policy in Thailand but this museum beats the lot. They asked 150 bath for me and 30 bath for my wife. 150 bath won't make me poor, but a 500 % increase is a pure scandal. I told them to put their ancient pots in a place where the Thai sun doesn't shine! I strongly suggest tourists to boycot this place!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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kuluski wrote a review Feb 2020
Michigan42 contributions8 helpful votes
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A grand and spacious UNESCO site and world class museum that recognizes the artistic and archeological history of the region. There are many lovely cultural displays of tools, artifacts, pottery vessels and shards; that detail the life of the early Thai people of this region.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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r0landbrunner wrote a review Feb 2020
Zurich, Switzerland1,530 contributions366 helpful votes
we made a one day outing from Udon Thani, first to the beautiful Red Lotus Sea, then to the Ban Chiang Museum. Here we were disappointed, but probably just expected to much as it is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. The exhibition is rather educational, with some nice exhibits, but all together not a big stunner. The Red Lotus Sea definitely saved our day.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Awadhesh kumar M wrote a review Feb 2020
Madhubani, India86 contributions32 helpful votes
The day I joined the National Museum, Delhi as a volunteer guide, I was interested in knowing about the different civilizations. During my stay in Thailand, I planned to visit Ban Chiang. I found amazing potteries of 2500 BC with beautiful paintings that are completely different from Indus Valley Civilization.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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