The Pattani River

The Pattani River, SouthThailand. This river runs in a west to east direction from the central peninsular mountain range to the gulf of Thailand and has served as a major communications avenue from prehistoric times.

A coastal archaeological site near Pattani dating to the early historic period. This location at Ban Kruse appears to have been a warehouse or storage area for large quantities of blue on white glazed porcelain ceramics of probably Ming Dynasty and later ages. These ceramics were essential goods in extensive Southeast Asian trade networks.