The Ancient Siam is a small park that presents Thailand in a bigger fashion. This park was a brainchild of Lek Viriyaphat, a celebrated culture patron, revered as Khun Lek in Thai today. It extends up to 200 acres out of country’s total 514,000 square kilometers and shares a same shape with the country.
Formerly branded as an Ancient City, Ancient Siam is a segment of heaven in Thailand. Any visitor can log onto the details of the country simply by entering into this zone of ancientness.
The park offers the picture of a living history due to which it is dubbed as the world’s biggest outdoor museum. As many as 116 structures are still standing with glory to slogan its unique architectural configurations. While some are the reproduction of replicas that existed in the past or prevailing structures, there are also few that are scaled down.
Few of the many capturing items in the menu of the park are, a temple garden of god, a huge Garuda, a replica of floating market and many to fill up the list.
Located in the district of Samutprakarn, it is almost 40 minutes drive from Suvanabhurmi International Airport.
Wanted to visit? Check this:
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 old Sukhumvit Road (towards Bangpoo) until you get to km. 33. The Ancient City is on the left.Getting to the Ancient City, Samut Prakan
By Bus: Take air-conditioned bus No. 511 (Pinklao-Paknam) to the end of the line. From here, take the mini-bus No. 36. It passes the entrance to the Ancient City. (Courtesy: http://www.ancientcity.com/files/map-to-ancient-city.pdf retrieved on 26/01/2014).
"History is representational, while time is abstract; both of these artifices may be found in museums, where they span everybody's own vacancy" -Robert Smithson