PLACE: Ancient Siam (เมืองโบราณ)
LOCATION: Bang Pu Mai sub-district in Amphoe Mueang district
GPS Coordinates: 13.539286, 100.622883
OPENING HOURS: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
ADMISSION: 700 baht for adults and 250 baht for children. There is a two price system and Thai people only pay 350 Baht/175 Baht. You can get this price if you have a work permit. After 4 p.m. the price for foreigners is 350B/175B and for Thais it is 175B/80B.
The Ancient Siam, or Muang Boran in Thai, is like an open book of history and an open door to the real Thailand. Here you will find numerous reproductions of palace halls, temples, stupas, stone sanctuaries and traditional houses. You can also visit several reconstructed historical buildings, authenticated communities with their inhabitants doing their daily chores and sample villages from all regions of the country.
If you want to take your car in then it will cost you 400 baht. If you don’t have your own car, you can rent bicycles for free, golf carts for 200-500 baht or join a tram tour for free. Thai people have to pay extra for the tram tour. Some people walk around the park but it is really too big and too hot to go on foot. There are places to buy drinks around the park. A good place to eat are the restaurants at the floating market area.
Map for Ancient Siam:
GETTING THERE: To get there by bus, take the air-conditioned bus no. 511 (Pin Klao – Paknam) to the end of the line and take the local Songtaew No. 36 to Muang Boran. This will cost you only 8 baht. Look out for the landmarks shown below.
DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: Drive to Samut Prakan on Sukhumwit Road. As you arrive in Samut Prakan, turn left taking the bypass around the city following the signs for Chon Buri. From the City Hall it is 8.1 kms. If you are driving on Srinakarin Road, drive to the end of the road and turn left. From the intersection, Ancient Siam is 6.92 kms. Click here for full instructions and pictures.
Tourist attractions in this area:
Amphoe Mueang district:
- The Erawan Museum
- Bang Pu Seaside Resort
- Ancient Siam
- Crocodile Farm and Zoo
- Thamma Katanyu Foundation
- Wat Asokaram
- Paknam City Pillar
- Thai Naval Museum
Samut Prakan is divided into six districts: Amphoe Mueang, Amphoe Bang Bo, Amphoe Bang Phli, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng, Amphoe Phra Samut Chedi and Amphoe Bang Sao Thong. Click on the links to see tourist attractions from each of those districts. Or click here to see a Map of Tourist Attractions in Samut Prakan Province.