Mueang Boran or the Ancient
Mueang Boran or the Ancient City is the world’s biggest open-air museum.
It occupies an area of 500 rais (200 acres). Construction began in
the latter part of 1963. It is located at Tambon Bang Pu Mai, at Km.
33.5 of the old Sukhumvit Road, 8 kilometres from Samut Prakan town.
This unique attraction is the center of scaled-down and actual-size
replicas of important historical sites of various provinces such as
Prasat Hin Phanom Rung, Wat Mahathat Sukhothai, Phraphuttabat Saraburi,
Phrathat Mueang Nakhon, Phrathat Chaiya, etc.. Furthermore, there
are rare traditional folk arts and cultures, some of which are hardl
to come by nowadays. For those who wish to learn about Thailand, they
will not be disappointed here.
Getting there: by car, take the Samrong - Samut Prakan Road to Samut
Prakan T-junction and turn left going along the old Sukhumvit road
(road to Bang Pu), then at approximatley Km. 33 turn into an entry
road to Mueang Boran and drive on for 8 kilometres, Mueang Boran will
be on the left. To get there by bus, take the air-conditioned bus
Line No. 11 (Pin Klao - Pak Nam) to the end of the Line and take the
local mini-bus Line No. 36 to Mueang Boran. It is open daily from
8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. Admission is 50 baht. Fees for taking a car in
is 50 Baht and 100 baht for vans. For more informaiton call 0-2323-9253
or 0-2224-1058-7, 0-2226-1936-7 or click www.ancientcity.com