Ban Chiang’s Heritage Udon Thani Thailand Travel Guide
Thailand Travel Guide Ban Chiang's Heritage Udon Thani

Ban Chiang’s Heritage Udon Thani Thailand Travel GuideThe district of Ban Chiang in Udon Thani caught the world’s attention in 1966 when prehistoric tools, utensils, clay and earthenware pots with distinctive designs were found at the ancient site. The excavation offered evidence of a prehistoric settlement dating back 5,000 years - considered one of the world’s earliest bronze production centres. It was declared a World Heritage site by the United Nations in 1992. People in Udon Thani are proud of their Heritage Site and they are celebrating today and Sunday at the Ban Chiang National Museum, which offers a fascinating insight into the way of life during the prehistoric period. Isaan culture is showcased with a light and sound presentation and cultural plays. For details, contact the Tourism Authority of Thailand Northeastern Office Region 5 at (042) 325406-7.

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Music by the Beach in Pattaya Thailand Travel Guide

Music by the Beach in Pattaya Thailand Travel GuideThe Pattaya Music Festival will be held on the weekend of March 21 to 23. With more than 80 bands and 200 singers including performers from Japan, Korea and the United States, the three-day festival is the biggest music gathering in Thailand. There are three outdoor stages. Stage 1 will feature Thai pop, rock and country music. Stage 2 will be for easy listening and pop, while the third stage presents indie, R&B and hip-hop. Other highlights include music by various artists from participating labels, Pattaya Walking Street festivities, the Pattaya Star Rally and Pattaya Photo Contest. For more details, call the Tourism Authority of Thailand Events Division at (02) 694 1222 ext 1965-68.

Lights up for History Lop Buri Thailand Travel Guide

Lights up for History Lop Buri Thailand Travel GuidePhra Narai Ratchanivet Palace will be the venue for another spectacular light-and-sound presentation, this one in Lop Buri, on January 25. The palace was built during the reign of King Narai and the ancient architecture will be brought back to life when it will be beautifully illuminated. In addition to January 25, the show will be repeated on February 22 and March 29. The event includes an introduction to Lop Buri’s rich architectural heritage, a mini-light-and-sound presentation of the reign of King Narai, and a tour of ancient archaeological sites by tram. For more details, call (036) 422768-9.