Ban Chiang National Museum พิพิธภัณฑสถานแห่งชาติบ้านเขียง
Located some 56 kilometres east of the provincial capital along Highway No. 22 (until Km. 50 and then along
Highway No. 2225), this museum is currently open to the general public every day. Ancient artifacts, including
tools, utensils, pottery and jewellery, between 4000 and 7000 years old, were unearthed in the immedite vicinity.
the distinctive pottery, with its fingerprint whorl decorations, is belived to be the world's oldest decorative
earthenware. Nearby burial pit, left as they were after excavation, in the compound of Wat Po Si Nai, show how
valuables, including earthenwere pots, were buried with the dead. Evidence of primitive bronze casting
technology was discovered in the aera, and in 1992 Ban Chiang was decalred a World Heritage site by