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Ancient City (Mueang Boran)

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Address: 296 1 Sukhumvit Road | Bangpoo Subdistrict, Samut Prakan 10280, Thailand
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Phone Number: 02-7091644

One of the world’s largest outdoor museums features a 200-acre city with...

One of the world’s largest outdoor museums features a 200-acre city with 109 scaled-down copies of Thailand’s most famous monuments and architectural attractions.

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All 77 Provinces of Thailand in 1 place

"Preserving Siamese True Heritage" With 210 exhibitions building/temple/Shrine that either brought from the real site and reconstructed, duplicated from the original or from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

"Preserving Siamese True Heritage" With 210 exhibitions building/temple/Shrine that either brought from the real site and reconstructed, duplicated from the original or from historical evidence or created by creative design of its founder, Khun Lek. They even have their own floating market within the land of over 200 acres. I skip the other temples since I've visited here (exception to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not sure why the Ancient City should be a Hidden Gem. It is a large 200 acre park which combines the art, culture and history of Thailand with a bicycle, walking or cart tour of the park. It is a wonderful way to spend 3 hours or so and even a second trip. It is located a little... More 

1 Thank BrainyBrendan
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third visit to this park. The first two were about 15 years ago. It seems to have changed little which is fine given its nature. The only problem with this place is its size, and there are three ways to get around: tram, bicycle, and on foot. If you take the tram, you will probably not fully... More 

1 Thank maestro35
Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ancient City is a 200 acre park site shaped like Thailand with 100-200 architectural symbols, monuments and other attractions which fuses the history, culture and art of Thailand. The park is about 1 hour from Bangkok, 2 hours or more from Pattaya. Opening from 9am to 7pm. As I non Thai I was charged 700 baht for entry, Thais... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this wonderful site a couple of years ago during a school trip in Thailand. It was around 3 hours drive from Bangkok. Our students were very thrilled and excited. The design of this attraction is very unique. You could see different temples and houses from various parts of Thailand. You can walk from one area to another and still... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I have lived in Thailand for two-and-a-half years. I took an Australian friend two ancient city and we rented two bicycles and have the most beautiful architectural and nature experience I've had in my entire time in Thailand. Plus there is enormous amounts of history on plaques by each Monument. If you know what the word catch means this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This is an attraction that is not covered in most tourist magazine or guidebook; however this is one of the best places to spend a day enjoy the history and architecture of Thailand. You can even rent a golf cart at a very reasonable fee and enjoy the scenic park. Please remember to bring your driving license. Ancient City is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Its Grand ,splendid city.it must be within top 3places to visit @Bangkok. Very grand place with few tourists unlike grand palace where you find lot n lot of people around you. This is very cool n calm place to explore required full day.If you have one full day in hand to spare do not miss this place...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I’ve been to Muang Boran (as the name is most commonly spelled) several times, it’s a must-see for visitors interested in the history and cultural diversity of Thailand. It’s less well known than it should be, I suspect one reason being that it’s outside the Bangkok metropolitan area and so doesn’t appear on many lists of tourist attractions (including TripAdvisor’s... More 

7 Thank IainNorthernIreland
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

If you're interested in the architecture of Thailand, this vast outdoor museum is a must see for you. We spent a whole day there cycling round - the bikes came with the entrance tickets. Some of the buildings are originals which have been dismantled and re-erected here. Others are scale models which they've built here but are still big enough... More 

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