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Address: Udon Thani, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 42 208 340
Description:

An important Bronze Age settlement and cemetery.

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I did not know that there was a civilisation 5600 years ago in North east Thailand that existed and was developed to practice agriculture , make tools of bronze and other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I did not know that there was a civilisation 5600 years ago in North east Thailand that existed and was developed to practice agriculture , make tools of bronze and other elaborate metallurgical activities plus community living and huge respect for the dead plus some very artistic red painting on the pottery. Presumably older than Harappa still some very basic... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come here after visited red lotus sea at dawn. Its 50+km from Udon Thani, easily reached by any transportation. If you want to visited Ban Chiang area or buy some pottery, dont come here too early, Museum open at 0830, buy the merchants not.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty informative, exhibitions are well displayed, especially on the sections where they explain things by era/timeline. English translation of history and information is good. Could make good use of 1 hour and remember to visit the temple nearby, Wat Pho Si Nai where it was the ACTUAL excavation site of human burial 5000-7000 years ago. Ask for directions from officials/local... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's a bit difficult to go there but it is an interesting site about pre-historic thailand. recommended

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Thank Valeer V
Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went there with group of friends and family. Entrance fee for foreigner was suppose to be 150bahts but we were allows free entrance which save us 1500bahts as we have 10 of us. The museum is full of ancient artifact, human bones, animal bones and vases. From the history explanation did we know that Thai already start eating dog thousand... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The exhibits are a bit dated, having been put in place nearly 30 years ago and not updated, but the history is still there and interesting from 5,000 years ago. The hotel arranged a day trip for us and it was great!

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Very well laid out and informative. Less than an hour from Udon. Don't forget to visit the temple just down the road and see the original excavation site..and the huge Sacred Fig tree. Awesome place...and I am lucky to live 5 minutes away!! Just opposite the entrance try the traditional Thai desert.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Out of the way place, off the beaten track, but a very signifcant historical find in the archaeological world. Great exhibits in a well maintained facility about an hour from Udon Thani. Great roads to get here - the signs could be a little better placed to guide you right to the spot, but once arrived it is a nice... More 

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Located around 60 kms east of Udon is Ban Chiang a facility displaying skeletons in the excavated grounds and artifacts collected during excavations. It dates back thousands of years and the sinage in the building is excellent providing a desltailed historical narrative. It's a good half day trip and if you don't have personal transport, a mini bus ticket can... More 

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Udon Thani Province, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Went for a look not that impressed. Also the place was hard to locate. The Village Is very nice that the Museum Sits in.

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