Ancient Siam Offers You To Discover Thailand In Just One Day!
Welcome to Ancient Siam, Thailand! The world’s largest outdoor museum!
Ancient Siam features 116 structures of Thailand’s famous monuments and architectural attractions.
If you ever want to travel to Bangkok, do not miss the chance to visit the Ancient Siam. Ancient Siam is the world’s largest outdoor museum occupying over 200 acres in the shape of Thailand. This open-air museum features replicas of Thailand’s most significant historical sites along with sculpture gardens and mini-museums. Though the replicas are far from the originals both in scope and craftsmanship, Ancient Siam gains points for its quieting atmosphere, impressive scale, creative vision and dedication to maintaining Thai culture.
How to get to Ancient Siam
Ancient Siam is in Samut Prakan province on Sukhumvit Road, seventeen kilometers south of Bearing BTS station. You can get here by taxi anywhere in the city (through Bearing BTS station would be a great starting point), or take a local bus to Pak Nam and catch a tuk-tuk from there. You can take your car with you as well.
We booked a ticket online before we went to Ancient Siam. When we got there, we found out that buying a ticket inside the museum is much more pricey. Tickets inside are 700 baht for adults and 350 baht for children. But we only paid for 480 baht from the Filipino agent for one person. You can contact her via Facebook.
When we got inside, we rented a 6 seaters golf cart for 500 baht/ hour. We took a video instead of photos because we’re only allowed to use it for one hour. Otherwise, we would pay an extra 300 baht for another one hour to go around the area. One hour was not actually enough to enjoy the views. After one hour, we headed back to the ticketing booth to pay for one more hour for picture-taking purposes. Surprisingly, we discovered that we could actually take our own car inside for only 400 baht and take note, it’s unlimited time!
Inside the museum, there’s a buffet floating market too! Again, we didn’t know that booking online for the buffet is much cheaper. We paid 250 baht per person for our foods because we didn’t book online in which we could have been only paid for 175 baht per person. (We just charged it to our experience.)
Right after lunch, we drove around the area to capture beautiful pictures. We have just stayed there for an hour more before we checked out. Our experiences of being in the museum gave us a lot of relaxing moments. The beauty it offers was indeed worthwhile! It didn’t take us a long time to be able to stroll around the museum as we only spent the whole morning there (that included our relaxing time during our lunch).
The next time you ever want to travel to Bangkok, put it in your bucket list the world’s outdoor museum- Ancient Siam because travelling in The Ancient City will make you feel like you get a chance to visit every region in Thailand, while completing your discovery of the architectures, arts, and culture that is native to each region all here.