Every time we think about this city, we see a mega city crowded with a tremendous amount of people. Those who were born and raised here and have been urbanized since the very beginning of their lives. Those who came from different places either inside or outside the United States. These are ones who look for hope and opportunities. The ones who seek better lives. Through not permanent, tourists who would like to see New York with their bare eyes, help add up the number of pedestrians.
This Big Apple has been a symbol of hope, opportunities, prosperity and happiness. It has an image of the city that never sleeps. Millions of lights from those billboards pleasure our eyes along with strangers on the side walk. Buildings have been placed neatly, repeatedly into a rectangle shape divided from each other by the streets and avenues. This city has its charm. It provides everything to everyone who gives it a try. On the contrary, in some period of time we are in the city. We may feel the emptiness and solitude. The feeling of being a tiny dot surrounded by big grey blocks. The feeling of a life among 8,550,405 lives.
Location : Samut Prakarn
The area spreads over 800 Rai on the old Sukhumvit road in Samutprakarn province. Ancient City has been regarded as one of the largest open-air museums in the world. Visitors can see many significant places in Thailand, for example, castles, palaces, temples, and sculptures. Some are models, but some are the originals that were taken from certain places. The exhibitions in the Ancient City are divided according to regions for visitors to enjoy and appreciate the core of the multi-faceted culture. The experience gives the impression of traveling the whole country within a day.
The park was constructed under the patronage of Lek Viriyaphant, the owner of Viriya Insurance, in 1963. It is opened to public since February 11, 1972. Now, it has been turned into one of the must visit tourist spots in Thailand. Visitors can have an awesome experience with Talad Bok, where there are examples of typical Thai houses in the past and a simple floating market. They can also buy food and souvenirs here. The most important place in the Ancient City is the ‘Rangsan Zone’. It is where the most significant and famous places have been put together. Visitors can explore the park by bicycle or tram. At present, they can also ride a boat for a tour of the park. By visiting the Ancient City, one can have a tour of the whole country in a day.
The Ancient City is located at Moo 7 296/1 Tambon Bangpoomai, Amphur Muang, Samutprakarn. It can be reached at 02-3234099. It is on old Sukhumvit road at KM 33, 8 kilometers away from the province. It opens daily from 8:00 – 15:00. Admission fees are varies. It is 350 baht for Thai citizen and 175 baht for children, while it is 500 baht for foreigners and 250 baht for children (fees for bicycle, tram and boat are already included).
For further information, please call 02-7091644-8. If one wishes to go to the Ancient City by car, please take the expressway and get off at Samrong-Samutprakarn, turn left at Samutprakarn junction onto Sukhumvit road (heading toward Bangpu). At the KM33, Ancient City can be found on the left. It is recommended for the visitors to go there by bus no. 511 “Saitai Mai-Pak Nam”, get off at the last bus stop. Then, get on a mini bus no. 36, which has a stop at the front gate of the Ancient City.
Monday - Sunday l 08.00 - 17.00
For more info please click : https://na.tourismthailand.org/Attraction/Ancient-City--57