Klang Aow I (1500-1530)

The Klang Aow Shipwreck, dated from the 16th Century, was discovered in the middle of the gulf of Thailand, 55 Miles from Sattahip Chonburi.

Over 8,000 Thai ceramics were brought to the surface, including many storage jars. Some of the jars had organic contents, while others contained smaller ceramic items. A few pieces of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain were also recovered, typical of this type of wreck site. Three small Chinese "hand guns" were among the limited number of non-ceramic artefacts recovered.

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Capital: Bangkok
Region: Asia and the Pacific

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