This is an innovative park-cum-museum (Muang Boran in Thai) in which visitors can learn about Thai architecture and history. ... More
This is an innovative park-cum-museum (Muang Boran in Thai) in which visitors can learn about Thai architecture and history. As you drive around, you will find famous buildings, monuments and temples representing all regions in Thailand. Visitors will need a private car to navigate around the 113-hectare (280-acr)e outdoor museum. Set aside a whole day for this visit, as the attraction is located a little outside Bangkok, in Samut Prakan.
I can honestly this is nor ordinary museum. This is just off the scale amazing! It propels you back in Thailand's history and the temples, buildings, streets, lakes, parkland the whole lot will live with you forever. I'm not kidding! The beauty of the temples in here rival the Taj Mahal (Seriously i'm not joking), just ride one of the provided bikes around here and round a corner and the sites just hit you, they are beautiful. Also, the shops selling food/drinks tourist stuff are all under strict command not to rip off any tourists, so you actually get to eat and drink cheaply here. Certainly cheaper than you can in central bkk. If you are only coming to Thailand for a quick holiday, you must visit this. Oh, and you must visit Trang Island too - the best of ALL the Thai Islands of the Andaman sea!
While I am not normally the type to get excited about buildings, this is MUST SEE for any visit to Bangkok. We spend the complete day there (dont plan for any less).
I was fortunate enough to have a dedicated Thai guide to assist in describing some of the structures.
Initially I coughed at the price, but at the end was happy with what I had been able to see serious aspects of Thai buildings in a very short period of time. This saved a lot of time in my other travels throughout Thailand.
I spent a full day there shortly after its opening years back. It was like taking a tour of Thailand without the climbing on and off tour buses. you may drive to designated areas and walk from there or as I did, park at the entrance and follow the map of Thailand to see the variety of architecture of the country.
You'll see the influence of the countries neighbors and of its regions on the historic sites reconstructed to a slightly smaller scale.
If you have a day while in bangkok, spend it at the Ancient City.
The ancient city is worth a visit It has a lot of history more so for the Thai people It was a very very hot day when we went not a lot of shade.We took a picnic lunch as not to many places to get a meal.Hard to beleive that you are in Bangkok when you go to visit this place it is huge You cango around in golf buggys or other vehichles a bit to hard to walk around there are lots of interesting things to see you can also get a bike to go around good idea if the day is not too hot.
This park does a good job at giving visitors a glimpse of what Thailand (outside of Bangkok) used to look like. The replicas of famous ruins or sites are not of full scale but you get the picture. It's far from impressive as the real thing but if you only have a day to see old Thailand, it's worth a look. Our favorite was the Thai village full of wooden homes with klong (canals). If you want a day to walk around taking pictures of your loved ones, this place is for you. But you know better than to come here if you're looking for a theme park, shopping, or other excitements. You have opportunities to help locals by buying their souvenirs. Bring sunscreen, a hat, bug repellent, bottle water, good walking shoes, a good attitude and a smile for the camera and you'll have nice pictures to take home with.
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I arrived rather late in the afternoon after visiting the Three Headed Elephant Shrine which was donated to the people for preserving history and to let them see things that are really beautiful. A fast, bumpy ride in an open van taxi (7 baht) brought me here and I enjoyed my golf cart ride among the interesting architectural examples combined with the tame deer wandering on the grounds. Although I am not Thai, a very sweet attendant gave me a discount and off I went for my first ride in a golf cart. Very easy to drive.
The same benefactor who built the elephant shrine, gave this lovely, quiet park away from the hectic pace of downtown Bangkok, to those who wanted to know more and be away from the tourist crowds. I travel on a velvet shoestring and rode on an air-conditioned bus from Sukhumvit 38 (my favorite international hostel)to the shrine for 58 baht. Sorry for the person who spent so much in a taxi. I have been on organized 18 day tours for the past three years, but found these places on my own and was delighted. Fun for all ages. Don't be afraid to explore. The natives are so friendly and helpful. All you need is a return smile and some pantomime skills if you want to communicate.
I liked it very much. there was almost too much to take in. a little strange knowing that the thing is a copy but cool to see the architecture beside each other to compare...
was an expensive trip in the end 400 baht there in cab. 300 to get in. 700 for golf cart for 3 hours. (i had to! it was part of the fun!) cab home 250. Oh well. Still a good time.
The Ancient City is one the places for you to visit. If you are short of time and want to see all the landmarks all over Thailand, then go to this Muang Boran (Ancient City) in Samut Prakarn, just about two hour drive from the city of Bangkkok.
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