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Ancient Siam ( formerly known as The Ancient City also known as Muang Boran ) is a park constructed under the patronage of Lek Viriyaphant and spreading over 200 acres ( 0.81 km 2 ) in the shape of Thailand. The founder's original idea was to create a golf course with miniatures of Thailand's historically significant structures spread around the course. During his research he found most structures being severely damaged over time and decided instead of creating new miniatures to save the original structures when possible or re-creating them full size or scaled down.

You can hire, bicycles or golf buggy’s to get around this vast site. I hired a two seater buggy for 150 Baht per hour. I am so glad I did because 6 hours driving round I just managed to get all my photo’s and video’s done , if I had been walking ,no way would have completed that. I spent my birthday here in 2009 having a picnic on one of the small covered area’s scattered around the site. I will remember that day for many years to come. It was a great day out as was this day , my visit in 2013, however during this trip round much maintenance  was being carried out to the exhibits. One being completely drained of water from its huge lake.

Ancient Siam is dubbed as the world's largest outdoor museum. Situated close to the Crocodile Farm in Samut Prakan province, the 320-hectare city features 116 structures of Thailand's famous monuments and architectural attractions. The grounds of Ancient Siam correspond roughly to the shape of the Kingdom, with each of the monuments lying at their correct places geographically. Some of the buildings are life-size replicas of existing or former sites, while others are scaled down. The replicas were constructed with the assistance of experts from the National Museum to ensure historical accuracy. Outstanding works include the former Grand Palace of Ayutthaya ( destroyed in the Burmese invasion of 1767 ), Phimai Sanctuary in Nakhon Ratchasima, and Wat Khao Phra Viharn on the Cambodian border.

Ancient Siam located within a 30 minute drive from Bangkok on the Sukhumvit Road. In the Province of Samut Prakan. Ancient Siam covers over 320 acres of land with varied landscapes comparable in shape  to the country of Thailand. The site contains 116 Monuments and new ones are being added all the time. It gives you an insight into Siam as it was then with many of the buildings being reconstructed from original sites around Thailand. Many are reproductions based on the original buildings, but so good are they, you would hardly tell that they were not the originals.

Getting to The Ancient City, Samut Prakan.  By Car  or Taxi  Take the Express Way as far as the Samrong - Samut Prakan exit. Turn to the Samut Prakan Intersection. Turn left along the Sukhumvit Road ( towards Bangpoo ) until you get to km 33 Ancient Siam is on the left.

By Bus  Take Air Conditioned bus No 511 ( Southern Bus Terminal - Paknam) to the end of the line. From here take the mini bus No 36. It passes the entrance to The Ancient City Sukhumvit Road, Bangpoo, Tel 66-2-7091644-5 , 66-2-27091648 Fax: 66-2-3239253  Open everyday from 8.0 am to 5.0 pm