Ancient City (Mueang Boran)

Ancient City (Mueang Boran)

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One of the world’s largest outdoor museums features a 200-acre city with 109 scaled-down copies of Thailand’s most famous monuments and architectural attractions.
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abbey z
London, UK8 contributions
Nov 2022
We made sure to visit Ancient City on our third time here in Thailand and we weren't disappointed at all. The replicas and art installations were very beautifully constructed. It was also very accessible as you only need to take a BTS to Kheha Station and ride songthaew 36 to the complex. A great morning out. Negative is that its more expensive for foreigners.
Written 26 November 2022
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Amy D
19 contributions
Nov 2022
What a cool place! We easily could have spent more than the three hours here that we did. We took the tram around which was nice but if we were to do it again, would take the bikes so we could go at our own pace. There is so much to see and it was not overly crowded which was really nice! The gate entrance was 700 baht for non-residents. Apparently you can get in for half that but other reviewers said this might not be so so we just paid the full price.
Written 5 November 2022
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solenodon_joe
London, UK160 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
This is a really underated tourist attraction which I would strongly recommend visiting. The place is a little way out of Bangkok but a sky train and short taxi ride are worth it. 121 temples and monuments to see without many other people around. We chose to rent bikes and the experience was joyful. Some of the monuments are reconstructions others have been moved to the site. All are full of wonder.
Written 13 October 2022
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JeanC16
George Town, Malaysia4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Overall is a good experience if you love to view architecture and enjoy history. I visited in August 2022 in the morning. It was very hot and sunscreen and sunglasses are really needed, you will sweat alot too. Remember to eat full first as there are no cafe inside ancient city (only one cafe selling coffee). I took BTS skytrain green line (to Kheha station,which is the last station), and then I took Songthaew from BTS Kheha station to Ancient city. I use Google Map to navigate while I am in Songthaew so I know when to press the bell to stop. Songthaew will stop outside ancient city and I will need to walk inside to ancient city main entrance.

At that time pretty less people tour around ancient city. There are several tour groups over there but they just tour around the area near the main entrance. Bear in mind that Ancient city is very huge (it took me 2.5 hours to tour around with e-bike) and you definitely need a transportation to tour around. You can rent mountain bike/e-bike/golf cart with different prices at the ticket station. However, they will need to with hold your ID card to rent (I use my driver's license). I bought my entrance ticket from Klook and I just show the staff on my proof of purchase to redeem the ticket.

Some architecture are run down (no maintainence I guess after COVID-19 lockdown), some architecture are under renovation. Overall the ancient city still maintain ok.

After finish touring around ancient city, I decided to sit Grab car back to Kheha BTS station.
Written 9 August 2022
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Erin T
4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
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 front and back legs, pulling at said chains with their trunks and trying to break free, clearly distressed. Absolutely disgraceful but obviously my fault for not doing my research. Definitely avoid if you care about animal welfare, it was incredibly upsetting.
Written 5 June 2022
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Adelle F
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May 2022 • Couples
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.
Written 24 May 2022
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Kakiroa
Feilding, New Zealand62 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
My daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself which it’s self was a highlight for me. A great biking tour of the ancient city. We wished we had more time.
Written 23 May 2022
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Verónica
Porto, Portugal4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Antient city is an amazing place to enjoy one whole day and see a lot of monuments and temples from all country (smaller than the originals but ok, you can enter the temples as well).
You can go by bts and then a taxi for 100 bahts. 1.30h from Bangkok
What really bothered me was the area inside the complex that allows elephant riding and feeding. There was 2 elephants with chains and they almost can't move. The mahout had a bullhook and he was using it in the ears of the elephants to obligate them to move to the tourists. After me and my familly go away he put the chains on the elephant leg again.
There is no need to have abused animals!! You have to pay extra for this, so please don't contribute to animal abuse!!
Written 7 December 2021
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John B
Bangkok, Thailand822 contributions
Nov 2021
I really liked visiting, for touring the replica attractions and for seeing the International Lantern and Food festival, which I think only continues for another two weeks or so (until early Dec. 2021, maybe). I can see why people might feel differently, related to parts of the park being under construction for renovation. I didn't get the sense that we missed a lot but a dozen or so places were either closed or being worked on.

There wasn't much to the food festival but I really liked the atmosphere, the music and pleasant lighting in that unique kind of quiet open space. It felt a little like a local fair from back home (in the US), with cotton candy and booths for throwing darts and a shooting gallery. That still leaves out plenty of parts; there were no rides, and the American fair food range wasn't replicated, no funnel cakes and the rest. The feel worked well. It would be easy to get that wrong, to blare music that is slightly wrong, or not make the lights as diverse, or as tasteful related to that setting, but they nailed it. German sausages and the cotton candy essentially covered it for the "international" theme, unless someone sees gyoza as an example, which was fine for me.

Day visit cost is substantial, related to local Thai theme outings, something like 800 baht, $20+. The festival part cost 250 baht ($8 or so), with the same rate offered to local foreigners with a work permit. Some local foreigners, or expats, if one prefers, hate the "dual pricing" themes for paying more taxes than most locals, and this place used such a theme for daytime admission but it wasn't like that for the festival.

A lot of places in Thailand work really well within the paradigm of not being exactly like what is on offer in the US or Europe. I don't mean more primitive or rougher edged, necessarily, but if you go everywhere expecting places to look like Disneyland then you have to make choices based on that. I suppose such a person might find the Smithstonian outdated and badly maintained too, which is getting off the point. For showing over 100 replicas of Thai historical and religious sites (some at 2 or 3 to 1 scale, not really so small), this place is fantastic, and the Lantern Festival event drew on that in a positive, balanced, and appropriate way.
Written 18 November 2021
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BangkokSachse
Bangkok, Thailand39,889 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The Ancient City is huge and wonderful. We went to the light festival at 5.00 pm. The Lantern festival was nice. The food at the festival was good. The historical buildings were beautiful and well maintained.
Written 17 November 2021
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