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Ancient Siam, Muang Boran, Samut Prakan, Thailand.

Samut Prakan Province, Page 78a, Video's of Ancient Siam, Muang Boran, Samut Prakan, Thailand

The Old Market Town or Talad Bok has been recreated to portray the atmosphere of an ancient Thai community. The self-contained community of an old market town makes it possible for the towns people to live on their own; the town pro vides sufficient facilities and necessary structures which are important for the physical and psychological well being of the people. There are shops selling all kinds of goods, entertainment centres such as theatres and casinos, and religious monuments like the spirit houses standing side-by-side in the community. The structures play an important role in the towns because they help cultivate a good understanding among the multiethnic groups of people. So, the people live peacefully and spend their lives in the way that they are used to.

The residential quarters in the old market town are inspired by those standing along the ancient road in Tak Province together with the local shops in Kamphaeng Phet. The traditional Thai houses are taken from an old community in Yanawa District, Bangkok. On visiting the site, travellers will be reminded of the spectacle of an ancient market town that was once vital in Thai communities.

The Dvaravati House at Muang Boran is modelled after Ruean Thap Khwan, located in the Sanam Chan Palace in Nakhon Pathom Province. The traditional Thai house was built by Phraya Wisawakam Prasit ( Noi Phuengsilp ). The house is a group of eight house units facing onto a common open-air verandah or raised court. Each unit has specialized functions: a chapel, bedrooms, a day room and a bird-room. The elaborate multi unit dwelling evidently be longed to a well to do family, probably  of nobility.

The building is notably a Dvaravati house; the gables and the roof were made similar to the finial of the gables of a Dvaravati palace executed on a carved stone slab found at Muang Fa Daed Song Yang in Kalasin Province, where Dvaravati art had flourished for a period of time. The construction of the house had amazingly followed traditional construction procedures. This Thai style house was constructed by using traditional technology, without high-technological tools, the builders used only a knife, a chisel, a mortise, a tenon joinery and wooden pins to lock the timbers into place and eventually form the splendid Thai house. They finally constructed a house with a panelled wall which is normally known as Ruean Khrueng Sub.