Samut Prakan Museums & exhibitions

Our most recommended Samut Prakan Museums & exhibitions

Samut Prakan: Ancient City (Mueang Boran) Entry Ticket

1. Samut Prakan: Ancient City (Mueang Boran) Entry Ticket

Located near Bangkok, The Ancient City features restored structures and replicas of famous buildings and monuments from ancient Siam. Visit this Thailand-shaped park, the largest open-air museum in the world, and explore its many different attractions. Located in Samut Prakan province near Bangkok, the Ancient City (also known as Mueang Boran or Ancient Siam) includes both replicas and original structures from around Thailand. Categorized by region, appreciate the castles, palaces, temples, and sculptures from across the country. During your visit, you'll feel as though you're traveling through time and around the country in a single day. Visit Talad Bok (more commonly known as the floating market) and see examples of typical Thai houses from the past by the river. Explore the park by bicycle or tram (free of charge) or rent a golf cart and drive around to save time and add more convenience.

Ancient City Muang Boran Ticket with Private Transfer Option

2. Ancient City Muang Boran Ticket with Private Transfer Option

Ancient Siam (also known as Ancient City, Mueang Boran) is a park constructed under the patronage of Lek Viriyaphant and spreading over 200 acres (0.81 km2) in the shape of Thailand. The founder's original idea was to create a golf course with miniatures of Thailand's historically significant structures spread around the course. During his research, he found most structures severely damaged and decided instead to create new miniatures, to save the original structures when possible, or to re-create them full size or scaled down. Ancient Siam is dubbed as the world's largest outdoor museum. Located in Samut Prakan province, the 320-hectare "city" features 116 structures of Thailand's famous monuments and architectural attractions. The grounds of Ancient Siam correspond roughly to the shape of the Kingdom, with the monuments lying at their correct places geographically. Some of the buildings are life-size replicas of existing or former sites, while others are scaled down. The replicas were constructed with the assistance of experts from the National Museum to ensure historical accuracy. Outstanding works include the former Grand Palace of Ayutthaya (destroyed in the Burmese invasion of 1767), Phimai Sanctuary in Nakhon Ratchasima, and Wat Khao Phra Viharn on the Cambodian border. You can select to explore this remarkable outdoor museum by tram, walk or bike for free. Alternatively, pay a little extra to get the golf cart, and drive around to save time and enjoy more.

Erawan Museum and Ancient City: Combo Ticket

3. Erawan Museum and Ancient City: Combo Ticket

Conveniently visit both famous attractions in Samut Prakan province, Erawan Museum and Ancient City, with one ticket. Find out how Erawan Museum, located just outside of Bangkok, was constructed as a symbol of peace and humanity, and now showcases the arts, philosophies, religious diversity, and spirit of Asia. Upon arrival, marvel at the giant three-headed elephant sculpture which makes up part of the exterior building. This attraction is the first and largest hand-carved sculpture in the world. Ancient Siam, also known as the Ancient City, is a park constructed under the patronage of Lek Viriyaphant and spreading over 200 acres in the shape of Thailand. The founder's idea was to create a golf course filled with miniatures of Thailand's historically significant structures. Today, some of the structures in the park are full-size replicas of important Thai monuments, while others are scaled-down, miniature versions. Opt to include a traditional khantoke meal during your visit to the Ancient City to make your trip even more fulfilling and memorable.

Samut Prakan: Erawan Museum Discounted Admission Ticket

4. Samut Prakan: Erawan Museum Discounted Admission Ticket

Enjoy access to the Erawan Museum, located just outside Bangkok in Samut Prakan province. Find out how the museum was constructed as a symbol of peace and humanity, showcasing the arts, philosophies, religious diversity, and spirit of Asia. Receive a discounted ticket that allows you access at a specified date and time. When you arrive, marvel at the giant 3-headed elephant sculpture which makes up part of the exterior building. This attraction is the first and biggest hand-carved sculpture in the world. As you enter, discover how the museum is sectioned into 3 levels which symbolize the underworld, the earth, and heaven in a lot of religious and philosophical thinking. Start at the Suvarnabhumi Level, the underground level of the Elephant. Observe a showcase of ancient artifacts and porcelain - all part of the owner's prized collection - which represent 'the past'. Admire numerous artifacts including the Thai style ceramic ware of Benjarong. Also marvel at the figure of Naga, the snake-like god of the underworld who is the givers of waters in Buddhist belief. Next, head up to the Earth Section, the circular base that supports the weight of the elephant. See how the interior of the building incorporates many art forms of the world, including Western and Eastern styles in a truly unique form. Notice how the ceiling of the entrance is similar to the ceiling of the earth and the stained glass form the pattern of the Earth. Finally, arrive at the Cosmo Level which is the area inside the body of the elephant. Navigate along 2 passageways from the right and left feet of the elephants towards an area painted with stories of gods and goddesses floating in heaven. Once you've explored the interiors of this unique building, continue your tour to the outside areas. Take a stroll through the garden which is filled with rare tree species from all over Thailand, some of which have significance in Thai literature.

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This is a must see when you are in Thailand. We are fortunate at this time of the year we practically had the whole park to ourselves. Recommending renting a bike to get around. Many pictures opportunities and get a little exercise in while you feast your eyes with these amazing replicas. Arrange transportation ahead of time if possible or book it with your tickets. Very nice experience.

I would recommend everyone to get tickets online beforehand, it is much cheaper, especially as a tourist/foreigner. Here we paid 350 baht/ person. Locally, foreigners have different prices of 700 baht/person. But it was a very nice trip, we rented bikes. Was very nice even if 'the wheel was the wheel the wheel has no brakes'.

Excellent plan, the park is beautiful. It takes a whole day to go through it completely. A bicycle or golf cart is essential, I think the bicycle is the better option because the cart is charged per hour while the bicycle is the same price for the whole day.

This is like going with your bike through an open museum, truly breathtaking to see!

To see, very interesting. A beautiful day in a beautiful setting.