Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

UNESCO RegionAsia and the Pacific
LocationUdon Thani Province
CoordinatesN17 32 54.996 E103 21 29.988
Inscription Date1992
Property (ha)30
Buffer Zone (ha)760
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
Unesco Reference Number575
DescriptionBan 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.
StatusWorld Heritage Site