Ancient City, which is also known as "Ancient Siam" or "Muang Borang" is a large park and open air museum located at Samut Prakan, Bangkok's suburbia. It's a 320 hectare green area with small lakes featuring exhibits of Thai culture, art, history and architecture. There around 120 structures and buildings that are replicas of Thai monuments and important landmarks, displaying information about early Thai history till our present day.
While some buildings are replicas of originals scaled down about to half its size, some structures are original that were build up again in the park. Ruins of an ancient tempe on top of a hill and a floating market are one of the highlights of this park.
Ancient City allows its visitors to follow Thai history and culture from different eras and Kingdoms that marked Thailand and its culture, like Lanna, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin. The park is split in the 4 regions of Thailand: Central, South, North and North East. Each of them depicts the architecture, culture and characteristics of the corresponding region.
It's recommended to explore Ancient City by bycicle, because walking the distances between the attractions cn be exhausting in the heat. It's possible to rent bycicles at site. Also, it's also possible to take a ride on a tram that will go on a predestined route.
Moreover, visitors should not forget to bring sunglasses, hats and sun screen.
How to get there: Take BTS Skytrain to Samrong Station (last stop) and from there take a taxi to Ancient City (around 200 THB)
Location: 296/1,Sukhumvit Rd., Bang Pu, Muang Samut Prakan, Samutparkan
Opening hours: 9 AM – 7 PM
Entry Fee: 700 THB between 9 AM and 4 PM, 350 THB between 4 PM and 7 PM. This includes a guided tour