Ancient City

Attraction 296/1,Sukhumvit Rd., Bang Pu, Muang Samut Prakan, Samut prakan, 10280, Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016

4 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
10:00 AM
02:30 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Museum
Nature
Performance
People watching (street)
Must see
Kids
Architecture
Art
14.00 USD

Ancient City is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Ancient City at Bangkok is an amazing sprawling outdoor architecture museum and a huge place which depicts entire history and evolution of Thai people

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Why Ancient City is special ?

Ancient City is the perfect place for you to explore Thailand if you do not have luxury time to see the country. Since it is covered almost everything of Bangkok like a mini Thailand with small replicas of temples and other historical sites from all over the country. Moreover, it is a huge park representing the different regions of Thailand with large lakes, temples, statues and monuments etc. It is extremely big that it never felt overcrowded or congested

What to explore at Ancient City?

Monk’s Residence A teak building transplanted from Thailand’s northern Tak Province, with interior murals illustrating the life of Buddha.

Ancient Market Town Re-creation of an ancient community complete with shops, spirit houses and traditional homes.

Reclining Buddha The iconic image of Buddha with both eyes closed and leaning on his right hand. (Your best view of this statue might actually be from a manmade hill on the park’s “Cambodian border.” Climb to the top of Prasat Phra Wihan for a bird’s-eye view of the Reclining Buddha and all of the Ancient City.)

You will particularly like the floating markets where you can take a boat and try some local Thai foods. They also have little stores selling drinks and souvenirs with reasonable prices and toilets on the roadside everywhere

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How to get to Ancient City?

Getting to the Anicent City on your own can be a bit difficult, and time consuming. You may be able to book a day trip through a local tour operator. You could also try taking the Skytrain to the furthest station on the Sukhumvit Line (Bearing) and then grabbing a taxi to Ancient City.

Selling points

  • Bangkok's Deerfield Village
  • Fantastic ancient construction
  • A Miniature Siam
  • Mini Thailand in one day
  • Ancient Thailand Summarized
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
180.11 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
18 places

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296/1,Sukhumvit Rd., Bang Pu, Muang Samut Prakan, Samut prakan, 10280, Thailand

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Tips for you

  • There are lots of souvenir products inside with reasonable price, but do not bother to make a bargain since prices are fixed
    Shopping
  • There are ample cold drinks, very nice, inexpensive ice creams and sorbets & snacks available as you tour the park.
    Things to do
  • You should have 4 hours to visit there as it is a huge spot with some of the buildings to explore
    Things to do
  • You should hire an English speaker tour guide to give you a cultural and historical background
    Service
  • Staffs there are not able to speak English
    Service
  • Make sure you have a few GB free on your camera, you will need them in this beautiful place
    Photography
  • Day time will be very hot with strong sun, so you will need some bottles of water and anti-Sunburnt lotion
    Weather
  • If you do not know how to ride a bicycle, you should take a tram or golf cart, since it is quite impossible to walk due to the very large area
    Equipment
  • Riding a bike there that is not also a good option because this a large place, you will be sweaty after 5 minutes. And also you will be climbing up and down stairs
    Equipment
  • If you hire a golf buggy with 150 baht an hour, it requires you must have driving license and passport
    Equipment
  • Please notice that early morning is the best time to go, even though at that time on Public Holiday, it is not too crowded
    Other
  • It is quite during the week, but weekends is busy
    Other
  • You should hire a golf cart which cost 150 bahts per hour which helps you the flexibility. You can go and stop wherever you want
    Costume
  • Bring Sun block, hat, sunglasses, mosquitoe repellant and wear sock
    Costume
  • The admission fee of foreigners is THB 700 for adults including a bike, the local people costs only THB 350 for adults
    Ticket and Pricing
  • You should go to floating market which has your buffet lunch there.
    Things nearby

Reviews

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Just went there today. There're trees and flowers everywhere. You can easily find refreshment stalls/restaurants and toilets throughout the park so it's easy for you to take breaks even if it's hot. Jusy a great escape from the hectic city! Some of the replicas don't look so genuine but some look pretty nice. Overall it gives you a good overview of Thailand's major sites.As for the transportation, I went to Bearing and then I followed the sign and went to the bus terminal. After taking a bus from the the bus terminal, I switched to mini bus 36 and it'll pass by the entrance of Ancient City. You can find the bus numbers here:http://www.thailand-delights.com/page43.htmlThere's more than one bus that can go there. Just write down the name in Thai and the bus lady or locals will let you know when to get off. It was easier than I thought and it's so much cheaper to get there in this way.

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This is a great attraction. It is a bit off the beaten path but is easily accessed by taxi or tour.This park is dedicated to showing ancient life in Thailand. There is a mountain with temple ruins, a replica of the Palace of Bangkok, a river with ancient war barges and many buildings showing how people lived. They take you around the park in an open bus but you are encouraged to get off and wander around. The replicas are incredible quality builds. For example, the window shutters of the Palace building are mother of pearl inlays. Each window took a month to make. This was one of the highlights of my trip. Don't miss this. It is wonderful for children and adults alike.

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It is now called Ancient Siam and is about the ancient history, traditions and culutre and the art work. You can get there by taxi and by bus. It is open from 9.00 am to 8 pm everyday. The tickets costs 700 bahts for foreigners and the best way to get around it is to hire a golf buggy which costs 150 bahts per hour. Other methods of transport within it include bicycles and trams. Ancient Siam has landmarks which have been removed from the original sites & reconstructed or duplicated from the original or reconstructed from historical evidence. You can spend hours in this place marvelling at the sheer beauty of many of the landmarks. Thank you Mr. Lek-Praphai Viriyabhun for founding this amazing place.

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Living in Bangkok nearly 10 years, this place didn't even come on my radar until a couple of years ago. I've got to admit that as a westerner, I've found a lot of historical attractions in Thailand to be underwhelming. Either they are truly historical but without enough interpretive explanation for me to understand their significance or they are historical recreations that are just a bit too kitschy. Or, if they are genuinely interesting, beautiful and informative, they are so overrun with visitors, you just get a headache. Ancient Siam is the most unheralded historical attraction in all of Thailand. For those who are familiar with Henry Ford's Deerfield Village, in which he moved historical buildings to his private museum, Ancient Siam is Thailand's equivalent, with historical buildings reconstructed over a sprawling piece of land that requires car, trolley, bicycle or rented golf cart to explore. The buildings are spread out so far that often we found ourselves the only ones exploring an old Thai teak house or temple. Interpretive signs are not many and don't go into a great deal of detail, but the beauty of the buildings really speaks for itself. If you have the opportunity to buy tickets for this at a travel expo, don't go for the buffet lunch that's sold with the tickets. There are very decent made-to-order restaurants around the recreated floating market, and you'll be much more in control of your own destiny. A really fun way to spend an afternoon with the family. We will definitely be back, as an afternoon was enough for us to explore leisurely only a third of it. Some things to note: you can use the trolley service to get around the park, but we were told the trolleys are a bit sporadic, and you wind up spending your time waiting for them. I'd recommend renting bicycles there, or (having a young son infatuated with the idea) we rented a golf cart (150B/hour). You can also use your own car, which just didn't seem like as much fun, seeing as we'd been in it 45 minutes already to get there.

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