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Introduction

Muang Boran

Muang Boran

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Mueang Boran or “Ancient Siam” is the gateway to Thailand’s history and culture. Located at Old Sukhumvit Rd., Bangpoo, Samut Prakarn Province, Central Thailand, it stands out as a 200-acre landscape, replicated in the shape of Thailand.

It is a “miniature Thailand” where the most prominent structures are positioned accordingly with their actual geographic locations in the country. The famous attractions featured in Muang Boran number 116 in total. Some are majestic replicas while some are scaled down monuments of the original sites. A tour around the city is more than just a stroll in the world’s largest outdoor museum; it is a trip to the very heart and soul of Thailand.

Going around the Ancient City is tantamount to traveling around Thailand within a day’s journey. It was constructed by the renowned Lek Viriyaphant as a realization of his mission to preserve, inspire and advocate the essence of the Thai culture. The most famous Thai attractions, like the Palace Garden, the City Wall and Gate, Prang Sam Yod, the Tiger King’s Palace the Garden of Sacred Stupa and many more are located within the Ancient City.

You can avail of the facilities like: Feast and Wedding Banquet, Filming Site, The Training Center and Urban Resort and the Rim Khob Fa Cultural Hall. Indulge in a new shopping experience at the Floating Market and the Old Market Town.

You can stay at nearby hotels for your convenience. There are bicycles and golf carts for rent at the Ancient City to take you around the area or you could even bring your own vehicle. An affordable fee is required upon entry.

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Getting There

Plan at least half a day in the Ancient City to satisfy your visit. It is easily accessible from any point in Bangkok and it takes around 40 minutes to get there from the Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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