Dubbed as the world’s largest outdoor museum, the AncientCity or MuangBoran is a huge open air museum located in Samut Prakan province -- shaped in the form of Thailand where you can see many important buildings like temples, palaces and the ruins of ancient cities from the history of Thailand from early history to present day.
The buildings are replicas of the originals scaled down to about one third of the original.
The ancient city was created by Thai millionaire Khun Lek Viriyaphant, who also created the Erawan Museum in Samut Prakan and the Sanctuary of Truth temple in Pattaya. Khun Lek build Muang Boran to preserve the Thai national heritage for the future. The number of historic sites spread over Thailand is huge and distances considerable. The ancient city Muang Boran is the place where you can get an overview of Thai history, its architecture and culture in just one day.
Be sure to bring your camera, there are many beautiful pictures to be made here. Muang Boran is a peaceful, tranquil place with the feel of a large archaeological site where you can easily spend a full day.
Muang Boran’s distance from Bangkok city center is about 40 kilometers. A taxi will take at least one hour one way depending on traffic and cost about 900 Thai Baht round trip.
Complete address: 296/1 Moo 7 Sukhumvit road, Bangpoo-Mai, Samut Prakan.