Ancient City, Samut Prakan

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Take a journey through Thailand's cultural history at Ancient City, one of the world's largest outdoor museums. Covering an area of 81 hectares (200 acres) in the shape of Thailand, the park contains 116 replicas and reconstructions of culturally significant monuments and buildings from throughout Thailand's history, each placed in its correct geographical location. Explore the park by bike, golf cart, or car, and learn the story behind each attraction. With our custom trip planner, Samut Prakan attractions like Ancient City can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • What a cool place! We easily could have spent more than the three hours here that we did. We took the tram around which was nice but if we were to do it again, would take the bikes so we could go at.....  more
    What a cool place! We easily could have spent more than the three hours here that we did. We took the tram around which was nice but if we were to do it again, would take the bikes so we could go at.....  more »
  • This is a really underated tourist attraction which I would strongly recommend visiting. The place is a little way out of Bangkok but a sky train and short taxi ride are worth it. 121 temples and... 
    This is a really underated tourist attraction which I would strongly recommend visiting. The place is a little way out of Bangkok but a sky train and short taxi ride are worth it. 121 temples and...  more »
  • Overall is a good experience if you love to view architecture and enjoy history. I visited in August 2022 in the morning. It was very hot and sunscreen and sunglasses are really needed, you will... 
    Overall is a good experience if you love to view architecture and enjoy history. I visited in August 2022 in the morning. It was very hot and sunscreen and sunglasses are really needed, you will...  more »
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  • Great halfway trip from Bangkok. Very easy to reach. Take the green line to Keha and jump on one of the pick-up taxis waiting at the station (they are marked with a 36 on the roof). The ride to the Ancient City costs 10 Baht. Once at the entrance, tickets are 700 Baht (400 if you have a Thai work permit or driver's license; there seem to be discounted tickets available online as well so that's worth checking out). You can rent an e-bike for 250 Baht (3h, every additional hour costs an extra 100 Baht but 3h is doable even with a coffee break). The park is massive and very well taken care of. Was there on a slightly cloudy Saturday, perfect weather for some sightseeing, still there were very few people in the park. There are small coffee shops and toilets at every corner, super convenient. Lots of great photo stops, history and Thai culture to be explored. Cruising around on an e-bike is great fun. There's a lot to see and only two of the sites were inaccessible due to maintenance work. Once you're done, bring back the scooter and cross the main street via foot bridge on your left so you can wave down one of the pick-up taxis (again, 10 Baht, marked with a 36 on the roof). A great and fun getaway from the city!
  • The park is huge and the buildings are dizzying. The scenic spot provides golf carts, electric motorcycles, bicycles, and of course you can drive your own car. Personal recommendation, if there are few people, I recommend electric motorcycles, and if there are many people, choose golf carts. The entire scenic spot is still under construction, and each building is imitated very realistically. Every building wants to stay in the camera, which is suitable for playing all day. If there are some scenic spots in the park, you can check in here, and the effect is almost the same.
  • A very cool tourist place. Many interesting locations and beautiful nature. Among the locations are many replicas of real temples and historical buildings, lots of large sculptures and monuments, and even a ghost museum. Golf carts, e-bikes and regular bikes are available for rent. My girlfriend and I rented a bike and rode around the park for about 4 hours. Renting a bicycle cost 150 baht, regardless of the time of use. It is better to eat at the beginning of the park, because most of the food establishments in the park are currently closed. It is also better to order tickets in advance, so it will be twice as cheap, we paid 350 baht for 1 ticket. You can easily get to the 36 route taxi to the terminal stop of the green metro line.
  • Definitely a full day experience if you were to stop by each structure. There are 121 locations where you can rent a buggy or bicycles to ride around. They even provide guided tours around the city. I recommend stopping and entering each temple as they are different from one another as each is truly beautiful in its own way. Some places were still in the renovation process when we visited but that did not dull the experience whatsoever! Will visit again once everything is fully opened!
  • Amazing place. Come on a weekday to avoid crowds. Bike hire for free. Golf buggy 350 bahts the 1st hour and 100 bahts for each next. You can easily spend there all day, or 3 days... A few decent food spots around with simple Thai food

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