Ancient City or Mueang Boran

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296/1 Sukhumvit Road, Bangpoo, Samut Prakan
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The Ancient City, also known as Ancient Siam, is situated just 30 kilometers from Bangkok and is one of the biggest and the most impressive outdoor museums in the world. More than a hundred copies and models of the most famous and symbolic buildings of Thailand are gathered in its imposing grounds, which spread over about 130 hectares. Palaces, temples and monuments represent the various styles and eras. Visiting the Ancient City is a perfect opportunity to see all of the architectural magnificence of the kingdom in just one day, as well as to rest among the tranquil beauty of the amazing landscapes nearby.

The history of this truly unique park began in the second half of the 20th century, when its owner bought a vast plot of land that was intended for the creation of a golf course. However, he changed tact and decided to establish a genuine historical and cultural complex, which would explain the history, special architectural features and religion of Thai people. Nowadays, the Ancient City houses 116 models of the country’s most important historical and architectural sights, all of which are arranged in accordance with their geographical location. Even its shape resembles the contours of Thailand’s distinctive shape on the map.

All of buildings situated there are divided into two types. The first type includes copies of historical constructions that have been destroyed at some point in the past. It is an interesting point that many of them were reconstructed using the surviving fragments of the ancient buildings themselves. In order to make the models as similar to the originals as possible, experts from the National Museum, historians and archeologists were all engaged in their construction. The second category includes models of still-standing palaces, monasteries and monuments that are situated in different corners of the country and constitute its historical and cultural heritage.

Some of the models are life-size, while others are reduced scale copies. Almost all models of the palatial and temple constructions have inner decoration too: you can even go inside and admire the beauty of the skilfully recreated historical interiors, which have been restored in full accordance with historical documents. All of the constructions are surrounded by astonishing landscapes: well-attended gardens with tropical plants, ponds and lakes.

You can get around the park by bicycle, special tram (it stops only in certain places), golf cart or car. Fortunately, bike rental and travel by tram are already included in the price of the admission to the Ancient City. Golf carts with two or three seats can be rented for 200 - 300 THB per hour. In addition, a network of water canals runs through the park, meaning that you can take a boat trip and enjoy the magnificent buildings.

A map of the park, complete with a description of all the sights, is given together with the entry ticket to the Ancient City.

Restaurants and cafes, where guests can enjoy a tasty (and cheap) meal, operate in the park’s grounds.

Getting there. Get to the Skytrain station On Nut, then take the bus No. 511, getting off on the terminal station, before changing to the mini-bus No. 36 that will take you to the park.

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Anton

Отличное место чтобы посмотреть все достопримечательности за раз! Потому как кроме храмов в тайланде ничего интересного нет:)

27.04.2018  
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Kyrylo

I felt like Lara Croft.

16.01.2018  
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Jacqueline

Excellent day trip from Bangkok, definitely will go back & explore further.

17.10.2017  
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: P

มาที่นี่ก็คุ้มนะ ชอบพระที่นั่งสรรเพชญปราสาทด้านนอกสวย ด้านในห้ามถ่ายรูป

23.04.2017  
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Kim

Билет стоит своих денег. Лучше всего брать велик, чтобы все посмотреть.

14.03.2017  
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Raf

nice chinese temple next to it

28.01.2017  
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Chris

Totally bikeable in 3 hours! We had a great time.

22.12.2016  
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Jack

Foreigners pay extra. Irritating, but an interesting look at Thailand's history.

20.08.2016  
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J

Peaceful escape from hectic city, be aware traffic is slow getting there. Rent a golf cart in the heat of the day! Otherwise bike it!

14.07.2016  
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Zulfa

U can figure all of thailand building just in one places.. Show your work permit for cheaper entrance fee

09.05.2016  
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Matt

View ancient Thai structures

24.03.2016  
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Bo

Beautiful gradens, tropical trees, flowers, waterfalls - all in a grand park like setting. You can bike around or rent your private golf car. Highly recommended!

21.03.2016  
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Vania

Красивые фото тут получаются:)

29.01.2016  
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Polina

место - супер!) 150 бат - прокат гольфкара, в залог - документы, велики бесплатно, есть бесплатный видеогид на русском, в залог доки или 1000 бат, входной билет 500 бат.

21.01.2016  
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Jiradej

เมืองจำลองโบราณสำคัญๆของสยามประเทศ

10.12.2015  
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Sukhumnanda

Really worth it and value for your money. You can choose the bike or drive in.

25.10.2015  
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Kklm

ชิวดี อากาศสบายๅ

14.08.2015  
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Onlalin

บรรยากาศดีมากเหมาะแก่การท่องเที่ยวแบบครอบครัว

04.08.2015  
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Ammie

สถานที่คุ้มราคาค่าบัตรมาก และกำลังสร้างเพิ่มเรื่อยๆ ด้านในพื้นที่เป็นรูปประเทศไทย แม่น้ำและสิ่งก่อสร้างพยายามสร้างตรงส่วน หลังสี่โมงเย็นเข้าฟรี ข้างในทั้งอาหารและของฝากต่างๆถูกมาก เค้าบริหารมาดีจริงๆ

03.08.2015  
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Ammie

เอารถเข้าคิด 400 เช่ารถกอล์ฟคิด 450 บาทต่อชั่วโมง รถรางฟรี จักรยานฟรี บัตรต่างชาติได้จักรยานเสือภูเขา บัตรชาวไทย ได้จักรยานจ่ายตลาด ToT

03.08.2015  
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