Day 10: Muang Boran: The Ancient City



If you're torn whether to visit Ayutthaya, Sukothai, Chiang Mai, Floating Market or any other significant spots in Thailand but dont have enough time, then I suggest you visit Muang Boran.

Muang Boran, is an outdoor museum in Samut Prakan covering 96 hectares or 240 acres with scaled models or replicas of ancient city ruins and historical monuments from various parts of Thailand. This outdoor museum preserves the past architecture, art and culture of the different regions in Thailand with ruins and monuments located in an area in the shape of the map of Thailand. source

In other words, this place is like a huge open-air museum showcasing Thailand and other nearby's countries temples and structures. Amazing eh?

Going there: take the BTS to On Nut station and from there ride a taxi. Im not very much comfortable in riding their buses, parang luma.. hehe

Entrance is 350 baht. Golf Cart rental is 100baht/hour (good for 2pax)

oh man, we had so fun driving this golf cart!

The place has 73 attractions to see, too bad we only had 3 hours to spend. We wasted no time and started to stroll the area. Btw, the best part of this trip (aside from driving the golf cart) is that we had each spot all by ourselves. Super konti ng tao unlike sa super crowded Grand Palace complex.

the City Wall and Gate

The map provided is very easy to use. Plus, each attraction has a signboard in-front of each spot that tells the story or a brief history. Very interesting.

The Pallava Group of Images, Phang-nga


not sure what the hand position means

The Stupa of Phra Maha That, Chaiya, Surat



Tiger Kings Palace, Phetchaburi



Buddha Image of Dvaravati Period (hand sign meaning) Teaching and Giving Instruction




Phra Kaew Pavilion




Floating Market





truly a landmark, Day 10: Floating Market


Garden of Pha Daeng-Nang Ai



Lan Chang Styled Scripture Repository and Wihan




The Grand Hall of Wat Maha That, Sukhothai


hand position meaning: Earth as Witness

hand position meaning: Peace, Stop War

my Day 10 of backpacking SouthEastAsia


The Chedi of Cham Thewi, Lamphun




Chedi Chet Yod (The Seven-Spired Pagoda), Chiang Mai




the Rainbow Bridge



Wihan at Wat Phumin, Nan





The Royal Stand



a Hindu deity

Muang Boran (the Ancient City)
http://www.ancientcity.com
296/1 Sukhumvit Road, Bangpoo, Samut Prakan 10280


I assumed we only got to visit half of all the attractions. Sayang. Every structure is interesting pa naman. Well, mas matimbang samin ni Sol ang makakita ng Penguin Show so we rushed back to Siam and watched them at Siam Ocean World.

a "sneak" preview of my next post

next entry: Siam Ocean World + Baiyoke Skyline

29 responses:

Chyng said...

hindi pa tapos, pero malapit na! sa wakas. =)

MarcoPaolo said...

Na-miss ko dito... ganda naman dyan chyng. Di kayo pupuntang Siargao Island? :D

witsandnuts said...

I just want to try the floating market. :)

lechua said...

the multi headed snake reminds me of siem reap angkor wat

pamatayhomesick said...

interesting naman yung mga kuha mo chyng... abay i libro na yan! "chyng all time travel"...:)

yayyadanda said...

Ang gaganda chyng! :)

khantotantra said...

Cool, hindi namin napuntahan iyan.

Gusto ko ung statue ng ahas na may madaming ulo. :p

kg said...

an officemate went here. sabi nya maganda nga daw. and from your pics, i can see it truly is!

gillboard said...

iniisip ko, parang mas maganda yung mga statue kung walang pintura. di ko alam, weird lang hitsura nila painted.

KUMAGCOW said...

honestly diko kaya ang byaheng ginagawa mo hehe

Photo Cache said...

good tip. one stop and you'll see a lot. is this like our nayong pilipino?

me too, i'd still want to to hit the floating market.

Drei said...

ang ganda nung boat na may bubong! :)

Karla said...

Wow! Ang ganda ng lugar. :) Pangarap ko talaga makapunta sa mga historic places. May mga meaning pala ang hand positions. Ngayon ko lang nalaman, hehe.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Bago ito ano? Ngayon ko lang kasi narinig. Pero with regards to outdoor miniature versions in South East Asia, nauna pa sana ang Pilipinas noon with the original Nayong Pilipino.

.pOot! said...

Parang thai version pala 'to ng Nayong Pilipino. Anyway, open to visitors pa rin ba yung Nayong Pilipino? Mukhang hindi na eh. I'm very excited for BNP. Kaya lang mukhang bagal ng progress.

Sidney said...

That is an interesting place...everything in the same place.
Great pictures !

Sendo said...

andami nilang diyos at diyosa haha...para namang nasa THE KING AND I movie ka lang hehe...ganda ^^...

The Gasoline Dude said...

Oy nakapunta din ako diyan! Sumakay din kami sa golf cart pare malibot 'yung place, and we even had our lunch there. Argh! I miss Thailand! :(

ellen joy belmonte santos said...

yehey malapit na matapos parang isang season kompara sa palabas sa tv

pusang kalye said...

at talagang nahanap mo tong lugar na to. impressed nako sa research mo!!!! ganda no? ang laki naman ng lugar----para ka lang nasa disneyland except wlang rides pero replicas ng mga temples and the like. at totoo yan---masarap i-drive ang golf car. brake at gasulina lang e.

mambabasang pinoy said...

nice! kakainggit!

Rizalenio said...

Beautiful Muang Boran. Thanks for this info. Ayos na ayos ito. Your photos are all wonderful. Like your photo with the golden statue, hawig kay Angelina Jolie with the prayer sign. :)

Astig. My word verification for this comment is TOmBrder. :)

prinsesamusang said...

wow such a place full of culture! the floating market is so cool btw. chyng, i am hosting a blog event, you may want to join as well as your readers too!

dong ho said...

truly a great historical landmark! youve made a great choice to visit this. ive chosen my favorite photo in this set as

The Chedi of Cham Thewi, Lamphun (photo2).

journeyingjames said...

ganda ng mga pics at mga meaning ng hand signs ng rebulto... anu naman ibigsabihin ng 10 hand sign? tapos na?! hahahaha

growth&DK said...

wow, almost done! i enjoyed following your SEA adventure and looking forward for more. :)

i went to Vietnam a couple of weeks ago and your Day 4 entry really helped me a lot deciding on my itinerary. it gave me a clearer view on what to expect.

Thanks Chyng for inspiring us to explore Philippines and the world with your DIY travel experience.

Brenna said...

Thank you for visiting my blog the other day Chyng, it's great to meet other travel junkies! would love to meet you in person soon. kainggit pics mo. :p

sometimes KIM and sometimes MJ said...

Been to Thailand thrice na but reading this parang wala akong napuntahan tuloy don haha. Great photos as usual:-)

throwcautiontothewind said...

kakayanin ko kaya solo backpacking malaysia-cambodia-vietnam-thailand this december? waaah. nakakaengganyo talaga tong post mo chyng.

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