Ancient City, Samut Prakan

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Take a journey through Thailand's cultural history at Ancient City, one of the world's largest outdoor museums. Covering an area of 81 hectares (200 acres) in the shape of Thailand, the park contains 116 replicas and reconstructions of culturally significant monuments and buildings from throughout Thailand's history, each placed in its correct geographical location. Explore the park by bike, golf cart, or car, and learn the story behind each attraction. With our custom trip planner, Samut Prakan attractions like Ancient City can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I really, really wanted to give this a five star review. I rented a bicycle with my sister and it was absolutely gorgeous. What we didn't expect to see were two small elephants, chained by their... 
    I really, really wanted to give this a five star review. I rented a bicycle with my sister and it was absolutely gorgeous. What we didn't expect to see were two small elephants, chained by their...  more »
  • What an amazing place to visit. I suggest hiring the electric bikes to zoom around on. So many beautiful things to see, with so many photo opportunities. 
    What an amazing place to visit. I suggest hiring the electric bikes to zoom around on. So many beautiful things to see, with so many photo opportunities.  more »
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  • Great halfway trip from Bangkok. Very easy to reach. Take the green line to Keha and jump on one of the pick-up taxis waiting at the station (they are marked with a 36 on the roof). The ride to the Ancient City costs 10 Baht. Once at the entrance, tickets are 700 Baht (400 if you have a Thai work permit or driver's license; there seem to be discounted tickets available online as well so that's worth checking out). You can rent an e-bike for 250 Baht (3h, every additional hour costs an extra 100 Baht but 3h is doable even with a coffee break). The park is massive and very well taken care of. Was there on a slightly cloudy Saturday, perfect weather for some sightseeing, still there were very few people in the park. There are small coffee shops and toilets at every corner, super convenient. Lots of great photo stops, history and Thai culture to be explored. Cruising around on an e-bike is great fun. There's a lot to see and only two of the sites were inaccessible due to maintenance work. Once you're done, bring back the scooter and cross the main street via foot bridge on your left so you can wave down one of the pick-up taxis (again, 10 Baht, marked with a 36 on the roof). A great and fun getaway from the city!
  • A really lovely day out exploring the landmarks of Thailand, you could spend many hours here and not get bored! Absolutely beautiful replicas. Definitely recommend renting a golf buggy to get around. We ate at one of the restaurants near the entrance and it was the best Thai food I've ever eaten, the portion sizes were huge! But, and this is a huge BUT.... We were really disappointed to see two beautiful elephants chained by their ankles, with a tiny chain. You have this vast, wonderful land, why are you keeping elephants in a small area in tiny chains? It's very unethical and not good practice. You could do so much for them with all the land that Ancient city owns, please do better. I can guarantee you would get more tourists if you have a sanctuary of some sort and treat the elephants as they deserve to be treated. I was really torn about the review to give because of the elephants, I have given a 2 because it was an excellent experience that I was very impressed with...apart from seeing the elephants.

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