Monday, 14 January 2008

The Ancient City or Muang Boran, Samut Prakan.

The Ancient City or Muang Boran, Samut Prakan.

Yesterday saw us visiting three museums! One of them was the 'Ancient City' or Muang Boran!The other being the Erawan Museum or Chang Erawan. It's a 29 meter high, three headed Elephant or including the building a mere 43.6 meters and at last the Thai Naval Museum, both also located in Samut Prakan.

The Ancient City is located within 10 Kilometres of the Chang Erawan and is laid out over 800 Rai or 320 acres.
It's shaped in the form of Thailand and it has currently 116 downscaled monuments from all over Thailand on it's premises and more to come.
The monuments are about a third or quarter of the original size of the monuments. They're also located within the park in the direct vicinity where they would be located in Thailand itself.

You can enter the park by car or rent bicycles or golf carts. All over the place are restaurants conveniently located and shops to buy local products.

There are too many nice places to look at but one of them is a small 'Floating Market' as the original can be found in the North of Bangkok.

Here's a scaled version of a temple located in the North of Thailand, Wat Chong Kahm in Lampang.
My wife loved the place and wants to come back and spend more time here. She thought that people who live in Bangkok went to the 'local restaurants' on the premises to feel at home and stay in touch with the home city/province.
It's a very relaxed park and again, well worthwhile visiting.

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