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Ban Chiang National Museum

07 February 2022

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Ban Chiang National Museum is a memorial museum that exhibits evidence that discovered and excavated from the archeology sites at Ban Chiang and nearby, comprises group of pottery items, ancient tools, many of household items and artifacts.

The exhibition and service sections within the various buildings of,

Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajonani Building is a service section include ticket counters, meeting rooms, temporary exhibition, book stores, shops and security control room.

Kalyani Wattana building is the permanent exhibition section, divided into 9 exhibit parts, consists of;

Exhibit part 1 His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Ban Chiang. 
Exhibits historic journey when King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit paid a royal visit to archaeological excavation pits at Ban Chiang on 20 March 1972. His majesty also guided a benefits concept to strengthen the civilization of local Ban Chiang, and progress of archaeological studies in the country, dating to the present.

Exhibit part 2 the archaeological process at Ban Chiang. 
Exhibits story of the Ban Chiang archaeological work through a sequence of events and important people, both Thai and foreigners who involved with the implementation of the Ban Chiang archaeological process.

Exhibit part 3 the simulation of archaeological process at Ban Chiang. 
Showcasing the work atmosphere of archaeological process at the Ban Chiang excavation pit in the simulation of real events, such as segregation, analysis, and working tools of archaeologists. It also provides interviews video presentations of archaeologists and scholars that participated in the excavation.

Exhibit part 4 Ban Chiang: Archaeological excavation pit
Exhibit excavated archaeological pits models and operating process simulation, such as photographing, evidence recording. The visitors can closely walk through the model of excavation pit. 

Exhibit part 5 antiquities from Wat Pho Sri Nai Archaeological Excavation Pit
The displaying of artifacts found from archaeological excavations in the Wat Pho Sri Nai. The showcased are in Chronological order, the pottery tools and ornaments made of stone Bronze ornaments and tool steel, etc.

Exhibit part 6 Prehistoric Ban Chiang culture
Displaying model of environment and way of life of prehistoric Ban Chiang culture, such as hunting and agriculture, pottery. The metallurgy, weaving exhibit related to archaeological evidence.

Exhibit part 7 Ban Chiang: Discovery of the lost Bronze Age
This exhibit part is an improved adaptation from the mobile exhibition unit that the University of Pennsylvania prepared to exhibit in the United States and Singapore. The presentation displays of prehistoric archaeological evidence, along with the discovery of Southeast Asia, until the discovery of the Bronze Age in the Ban Chiang culture.

Exhibit part 8 Ban Chiang: the World heritage
Exhibit about Ban Chiang. The highly regarded and declared a World Heritage cultural number 359 in 1992, with outstanding value and the guidelines of the World Heritage Committee that the 3rd criterion is a property to “bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared”.

Exhibit part 9 the dispersion of Ban Chiang culture
Exhibit of artifacts from exploring by the Fine Arts Department since 1972, to study the dispersion of Ban Chiang culture in the northeast, around Sakon Basin. Currently, there are more archeological discoveries of Ban Chiang culture up to 127 sites spread along the watershed, most important in Udon Thani, Nong Khai, and Sakon Nakhon.

The Tai Puan exhibition building (Exhibit part 10)
Exhibits the storyline, way of life, identity and wisdom, including the tradition of the Tai Puan people at Ban Chiang, who settling down approximately 200 years ago. The village was named the "Ban Chiang" and continue living, until the present day.



The Department of Fine Arts

Organization Museum

Important Person/ History /Archeology


Important / Interesting artifacts

various decorated and painted ancient pottery


Address And Contact Number

Moo 13 Sutthipong Rd. Ban Chiang Nong Han Udon Thani 41320
Telephone : 042-235 040-1
Website : http://www.virtualmuseum.finearts.go.th/banchiang/
Email : bc-worldheritage@hotmail.com

Operating hours

Tuesday – Sunday and national holidays from 09.00 – 16.00 hrs.

Admission fee

Thai citizens 30 baht and Foreigners 150 Baht (exception for students in uniform, elders (Thai citizens) monks, novices and priests of other religions)

Getting There

By car from Bangkok, take Highway no.1 (Phaholyothin) via Saraburi - Nakhon Ratchasima – Khonkaen, until Udonthani province. Estimate total distance is 564 km.

By bus, there are both ordinary and air-conditioned buses serviced from Bangkok- Udonthani. The buses leave from Northern Transport station (Mho-Chit 2) everyday.

By train, there are train serviced between Bangkok - Udonthani,  everyday.

By plane, there are flights serviced between Bangkok - Udonthani,  everyday.


Proper for General Public


Proper for Children


Credit Card


Advanced Booking

For group visit, a letter of visiting request must be made in advance.


The parking lot is 100 metre from the museum (provided by Ban Chiang municipal)