Located on the Yangtze River in central China, Chongqing is not only a major city and transportation hub, but also a place of considerable historical and cultural significance. Standing here about four millennia ago was the Kingdom of Ba, believed to have been inhabited by Tai people.
What is believed to be the former location of the Kingdom of Ba’s capital in Chongqing.
The Tai are one of the major groups of indigenous people of Southeast Asia. At present, 90 million people divided into 80 groups speaking languages that belong to the Tai linguistic family inhabit a broad region, including not only Thailand and Laos but also northern Vietnam, southern China and eastern Myanmar.
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