Ancient Siam Park (Muang Boran Ancient City), Bangkok. If

7/15/2021, 12:12:02 PM
Ancient Siam Park (Muang Boran Ancient City), Bangkok. If you are visiting Bangkok and looking for a family attraction away from the tourist crowds, pay a visit to the highly recommended Ancient Siam park. Located just outside of Bangkok, this attraction may still be referred to by its original name of the Ancient City (Muang Boran), but as it has grown in size it is probably more accurate to call it by its new name of Ancient Siam. The park has been described as one of the world’s largest outdoor museums. Located to the south-east of Bangkok in the Samut Prakan district, the landscaped park is shaped like a map of Thailand with replicas of important buildings and sites located within the park according to their correct geographical location. For instance, the north-eastern part of the park is home to Preah Vihear whilst a replica of the Grand Palace can be found in the central region. Some of the buildings are full-scale replicas whilst others have been scaled down, but experts from the National Museum ensure that the replicas are historically accurate. As well as the ancient historical replicas there are restaurants, food and drink outlets and even a Floating Market so there is plenty to keep you occupied. Origins of Ancient City The park was the brainchild of Lek Viriyaphant who, in the early 1960s, had originally planned to construct a golf course featuring miniature replicas of ancient Thai buildings. The scheme changed the more Lek researched and saw the way that some of Thailand’s ancient historical buildings had been neglected. Instead of a golf course he decided the park would be an educational area preserving Thai culture and historic building techniques. Today, Ancient Siam is home to a dedicated team of local artisans who work alongside experts from the National Museum of Thailand to help preserve Thailand’s cultural heritage. Photographer's: @_deepsky @travel9to5 @bahterazar You can also follow me at @collectivespark #historynerd #morning #historylovers #architecturephotography #thailand #ancientcity #historyfacts #historybuff #ancient #explore #picoftheday #thursday #geology #historymemes #easterisland #libary

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