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Muang Boran, which means "ancient city" in Thai, is an immense outdoor museum spread over 240 acres on grounds that are sculpted to resemble Thailand. The museum, supposedly the world's largest... Read More
Muang Boran, which means "ancient city" in Thai, is an immense outdoor museum spread over 240 acres on grounds that are sculpted to resemble Thailand. The museum, supposedly the world's largest outdoor one, has over 100 miniature replicas of famous Thai buildings and sites, all of them placed on the grounds in geographic preciseness to their real counterparts. The famous temples of Sukhothai and the ancient capital of Ayutthaya are here, as is the well known Phimai sanctuary from Nakhon Ratchasima, and there is also a model of the disputed Phra Wihan (known as Preah Vihear to the Cambodians) Khmer temple on the border. This being Thailand, there is also a floating market here along with the requisite grilled chicken and som tam papaya salad to keep visitors sated.
296/1 Sukhumvit Road, Bangpoo
- Daily 9am-5pm
- Adult $22
- Museums, Best Attractions & Activities, Family-Friendly Museums: "To get here on public transport, take the 511 air con bus all the way east along Sukhumvit Road to its terminus in Samut Prakan, from where you can either jump on the number 36 songthaew (pick up truck) or take a taxi. A taxi from Bangkok will run about 1000 baht return."
- Best for Museums Because: For a perfect replica of the most important sites in Thailand all under one roof, Muang Boran is outstanding.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: For a great re-creation of places you might not have time to travel to, Muang Boran is worth a visit.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: For a family friendly exploration of Thailand's top sites, Muang Boran covers all bases.