"Ancient City" and flight to Phuket

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"Ancient City"

So another day, another place. This time, the 3 of us were the only ones in the minivan headed to the first stop of the day - the Ancient City. The drive was over an hour, and it was primarily on the outskirts of the city so the drive was very comfortable, although a bit boring as it was just plain lands, constructions, the works.

(copied shamelessly from Wikipedia)

Ancient Siam (formerly known as Ancient City) 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 spreaded around the course. During his research he found most structures being severely damaged over time and decided instead of creating new miniatures to save the original structures when possible or re-creating them full size or scaled down.

Ancient Siam is dubbed as the world's largest outdoor museum. Situated close to the Crocodile Farm 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 each of 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.

After this was done, we headed back to town, went to a shopping mall and lunch again at KFC. And from here, we went back to the hotel and checked out. The car came to pick us up around 3pm, took us to the airport and our Thai flight to Phuket took off on time around 6pm or so. The flight was about 1.5 hrs. Phuket airport is grand... it's so holidayish, I loved it. Our car picked us up from there - it was drizzling. Phuket is very island-ish, very Goa-ish, lots of coconut trees, lots of open space, you could tell this is the ideal holiday spot and a magnet for Westerners. Our hotel looked really nice as well, we were tired so just slept in our room.

Vikram says:
referring to the city Goa in India
Posted on: Sep 16, 2012
YantiSoeparno says:
KFC again??? Hahaha, it is a safe choice. When you are really hungry and not in the mood in tasting a new food, eat at the restaurant you know ;-)
Posted on: Jan 03, 2009
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Ancient City
"Ancient City"
View of our hotel as we left
View of our hotel as we left
photo by: halilee