Read Thailand’s ancient palm leaf manuscripts online for free

by Pichaya Svasti, Bangkok Post

Ancient palm leaf manuscripts are an important part of Thai history and culture. For hundreds of years before books, people in Thailand recorded important things on the leaves of palm trees and then bundled them together into a book. Local history, religion, law, astrology, folklore and folktales were all made into palm leaf books (palm leaf manuscripts). These northern Thai (Lanna) palm leaf manuscripts are now available for everyone to read free of charge on their own computer, tablet or even mobile phone.

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