If you're looking for a remote yet classic abode far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then you might consider visiting the Ancient Siam dubbed as the world's largest open-air museum. This magnificent themed park which occupies approximately 200 acres land area, highlights the life-size replicas of Thailand's foremost bejeweled temples, as well as its shimmering golden palaces and fascinating architectural designs.
Located just near the Crocodile Farm in the Samut Prakan province, this incredible outdoor museum was primarily built not just to attract tourists but rather for educational purposes where Thai people could still immerse themselves and get in touch with their ancient cultural heritage, rich customs and traditions. If you're interested to know about Thailand and its interesting culture then this place is an ideal spot to visit.
Finding your way to reach to this place could sometimes be a backbreaker for some. Although its just around 34 kilometers away from the east of central Bangkok, the glutted traffic route
could take you like forever. And if you want to take a glimpse of the whole area with its more than a hundred historical structures, then getting up early is greatly recommended before the traffic jam takes its full stride.
You can grab a bicycle which is already included in the 300 Thai Baht entrance fee or you can rent a golf cart for a more convenient ride. You also have to take into consideration the unforgiving heat of the sun so protecting yourself from its damaging ultraviolet rays is a must.
Ancient city is open daily from 8am until 5pm. For more information kindly visit their webpage at www.ancientcity.com.
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