Ancient Siam City (Muang Boran) – Bangkok – Thailand

The Ancient Siam City (Muang Boran) – Bangkok – Thailand

© Copyright on all photographs – Allan Rufus

Ancient Siam  is a park constructed under the patronage of  Lek Viriyaphant  and spreading over 200 acres (0.81 km2) in the shape of Thailand. Ancient Siam is located on the old Sukhumvit Highway, about 33 km south-east of central Bangkok.

Ancient Siam is dubbed as the world’s largest outdoor museum and the replicas were constructed with the assistance of experts. Unfortunately, I was only there for 2 hours so did not get to see all of the sites on offer (I may have to return to see the rest). It did give me a good idea about the heritage of Thailand and it’s culture, and makes me want to travel to the real sites scattered around Thailand.

Enjoy the photographs! 🙂

The Phra Kaew Pavilion - The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

The Phra Kaew Pavilion – The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

The City Wall and Gate - The Ancient City ( Muang Boran)

The City Wall and Gate – The Ancient City ( Muang Boran)

I-Nao Garden

I-Nao Garden

Allan Rufus travelling around The Ancient city by golf cart

Allan Rufus travelling around The Ancient city by golf cart

Golf carts and bicycles can be hired for moving around the park, and private vehicles are also allowed at a fee. I took a gold cart because of my limited time here, although a bike would have been great exercise but also considering the heat, I think a golf cart was a better option.

The Stupa of Phra Maha That, Ratchaburi - The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Stupa of Phra Maha That, Ratchaburi – The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

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The Scripture Repository

The Scripture Repository

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Monument of Krom Phra Ratchawang Boworn Maha Surasinghana

Monument of Krom Phra Ratchawang Boworn Maha Surasinghana

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The Phra Kaew Pavilion

The Phra Kaew Pavilion

The Phra Kaew Pavilion

The Phra Kaew Pavilion

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The Rainbow Bridge - The Ancient City ( Muang Boran)

The Rainbow Bridge – The Ancient City ( Muang Boran)

There were many orbs in this pagoda by the Rainbow Bridge, as you can see the white light in the centre.

Pavilion of the Enlightened - The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Pavilion of the Enlightened – The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Pavilion of the Enlightened - The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Pavilion of the Enlightened – The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Pavilion of the Enlightened - The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Pavilion of the Enlightened – The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

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Buddha

Buddha

Buddha

Buddha

Buddha

Buddha

Kwan Yin

Kwan Yin

Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Kuan-Yin) Performing a Miracle

Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Kuan-Yin) Performing a Miracle

Thai Royal Boat

Thai Royal Boat

Thai Royal Boat

Thai Royal Boat

 A Botanical Garden from Thai Literature


A Botanical Garden from Thai Literature

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Sala of Ramayana

Sala of Ramayana

Sala of Ramayana

Sala of Ramayana

Sala of Ramayana

Sala of Ramayana

Sala of Ramayana

Sala of Ramayana

Sala of Ramayana

Sala of Ramayana

Thai Junk

Thai Junk

The Buddha Image of Dvaravati Period

The Buddha Image of Dvaravati Period

Ancient house

Ancient house

Cart

Cart

Wooden house

Wooden house

House and cart

House and cart

Ancient water pots

Ancient water pots

Praying in front of Buddha

Praying in front of Buddha

Protector

Protector

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang - The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang – The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang - The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang – The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang - The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang – The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang - The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang – The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang - The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang – The Ancient City, also known as Muang Boran

Boats on canal

Boats on canal

Old Thai traditional building

Old Thai traditional building

Old Thai traditional building

Old Thai traditional building

Ancient furniture

Ancient furniture

Wooden room divider with fish on it

Wooden room divider with fish on it

Wooden room divider with fish on it

Wooden room divider with fish on it

The Wihan at Wat Phumin, Nan - The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Wihan at Wat Phumin, Nan – The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Wihan at Wat Phumin, Nan - The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Wihan at Wat Phumin, Nan – The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Wihan at Wat Phumin, Nan

The Wihan at Wat Phumin, Nan

The Wihan at Wat Phumin, Nan - The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Wihan at Wat Phumin, Nan – The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Garden of the Gods

The Garden of the Gods

Walkway

Walkway

The Floating Market - The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Floating Market – The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Floating Market - The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Floating Market – The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Floating Market - The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Floating Market – The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Floating Market - The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Floating Market – The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Floating Market - The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Floating Market – The Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Main Chedi of Wat Maha That, Sukhothai

The Main Chedi of Wat Maha That, Sukhothai

The Main Chedi of Wat Maha That, Sukhothai

The Main Chedi of Wat Maha That, Sukhothai

Buddha

Buddha

Buddha

Buddha

Meditating at the feet of Buddha

Meditating at the feet of Buddha

Sitting at the feet of Buddha

Sitting at the feet of Buddha

Beautiful Pagoda and bridge

Beautiful Pagoda and bridge

Riding a peacock

Riding a peacock

The Buddha Image Being Protected by the Naga

The Buddha Image Being Protected by the Naga

Dvaravati Wihan

Dvaravati Wihan

Bird sitting on the hands of an angel

Bird sitting on the hands of an angel

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Loads more to come, so please join me along my journey….

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