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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  • Easy to go by bts (Sailuat-E22 station) then take taxi or local transport (Song-taw) for 5 km. The admission fee is just 350 Baht(9 dollar). Very wide area and very beautiful for take photos.  more »
  • Muang Boran - or the Ancient City - is located just outside Bangkok in neighbouring Changwat (province) Samut Prakan. Here you can find scale models of historical buildings and legendary depictions of...  more »
  • Really great park to runaway from the busy city and get a feeling that you are far away from Bangkok, somewhere near Chiang Mai I would say :) We visited Ancient City on Sunday evening (after 1600 you...  more »
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  • The Ancient City is pretty large. You will definitely need a bike but, as you can see, there are many to choose from. I would not recommend getting the audio guide as all the signs have English translations. I did not use mine for most of the trip. There are places to eat and shop inside the park so be sure to stop for food. I do believe that most of the architecture is replicas, but that doesn't detract from the experience. You can go inside many of the buildings so be sure to look around both inside and outside. They were still building structures when I arrived, but I did not include those photos as I don't want to spoil any surprises. As a resident of the US, I highly recommend visiting the Ancient City. You surely don't want to miss this one.
  • This was a fantastic find, bit of a trip out of the city so took skytrain as far as it would go and a taxi for the rest. I believe the railway extension will get you nearer once completed. If you have any interest in the buildings and culture of Thailand and don't have the time to travel the country I say pay this place a visit. I'd recommend getting a golf buggy to be able to see as much as you can, expensive but was better for us and our 3yr old. You can bike it for no extra charge but no child seats. Got some great photos, and have your lunch I the floating market area... Great Thai for a low price.
  • This was an amazing look into Thailand's culture and history. Honestly it should be traveled by bike, and with a group of like minded people as well as the translation/story telling equipment as well as a translator if no one in your group speaks Thai. The food was good, the experience was excellent, and honestly we spent 7 hours there and didn't see half of it. If you are visiting Thailand, in Bangkok, and want a unique, fun, and memorable time, this needs to be on your list. Be ready to spend 2 days here. You will appreciate having taken the time.
  • This is definitely worth the stop and time! Be sure to hop on a bike and ride throughout the park, stopping at whatever is of interest to you! There is so much to see and do we could have spent all day here! The floating market was fun, but watch your step! And in some cases you can enter the buildings which was really cool! If you're not into biking they offer the tram ride as part of your ticket cost. But the bike was way more fun!
  • To be honest,when my wife suggested we visit the Ancient City, I thought it would be another typical tourist trap. I could not have been more wrong. Every aspect was professional,the staff, vehicles, displays, everything. First thing, the place is very large,over 800 Rai or 300+ acres. We took the free bus first for a quick 30 minute tour, to see where we wanted to concentrate. Then we rented a golf cart and drove to those places. The cart was well maintained and the price included insurance! I could go on for pages but the bottom line is this place is really worth seeing.
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