Author Archives: Frans Betgem

The Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation

Players after a polo match at the BBTC compound in Phrae. Source: https://humazur.univ-cotedazur.fr Table of Contents Founding of the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation The founding story of the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd or Company (BBTC abbreviated) is quite complicated. Involved were the six Wallace Brothers, who in different combinations traded in tea, cotton, coffee, […]

Wiang Tha Kan, the forgotten Ancient City

Wiang Tha-Kan , the forgotten ancient city Table of Contents https://youtu.be/VWK27tYpSp8 A forgotten ruined settlement Wiang Tha Kan (เวียงท่ากาน) is an ancient settlement and archaeological site, about 35 km south of Chiang Mai. In and around the current village there are 22 archaeological sites, mostly ruins of temples. The settlement was rectangular, 500 by 700 […]