Muangboran (Ancient City)
Muangboran (Ancient City)
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Tugce Bayindir
Eskisehir, Türkiye148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This ancient city impressed me very much. I'm amazed. It's huge inside so we rented a golf cart. It was a very nice experience to wander around and enjoy. The cashew chicken and coconut juice were delicious. I recommend you to experience this unique place.
Written 23 March 2024
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Socialtruant
Castelo Branco, Portugal163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This is my second time visiting The Ancient City. I was last here about 12 years ago. Not much has changed from what I can tell. There is still the constant building work going on, with some areas of the site blocked off.

The whole place is really just a rich man's folly opened up to the public. For the cost of admission, 700 Baht, you are supplied with a clanking old bike, or use of the sightseeing bus service. I used the bike, as I need the exercise, and prefer the freedom of it.

I spent about 5 hours clanking my way around the place, on what seemed to be a very quiet midweek day. Discovered that they really, really, REALLY, don't want you to photograph the elephants. I suspect that this is because they want people to pay for the privilege.

For me, the highlight of the place was the Mauy Thia show. It's held at multiple times of the day. I was surprised by how low the attendance for it was. Maybe it was because of the day I went there.

If you are in Bangkok, this place is somewhere that you should visit. If nothing else, you will get lots of photos to wow your friends with when you get home.
Written 7 March 2024
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c4rlyth0ms0n
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I wish we had read reviews before heading here. The place itself was very mixed… some lovely attractions spoilt by the large amount of refurbishment and mess on the outskirts of the park. Bike hire was cheap but the bikes are in terrible condition, one of the seats were broken and tires flat. It’s probably best to hire a golf buggy instead. The worst part is the mistreatment of the 5 elephants they have onsite which we saw at the end of our tour. All had their front feet chained together in a small enclosure. Heart breaking. I hope with enough negative feedback they reconsider and stop this abuse
Written 20 September 2023
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Alice Z
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The is okay, a lot of work going on, but it’s tarnished by a bunch of elephants having their front legs tightly chained, bouncing constantly and showing obvious signs of stresses. Very sad, especially for the youngest one who was still a baby. Definitely doesn’t worth spending an afternoon there. 😢
Written 7 August 2023
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Ray3870
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Very big place with many beautiful historical replicas of famous ancient buildings. Need to rent a vehicle to go around the park as walking is impossible to cover the whole area in one day.
Written 27 June 2023
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Aarthi I
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Not many people told us about this place. Even the drivers and tour guides dont suggest this place. I am not sure why. We insisted we go here, and it was awesome!
We spent 3.5 hours exploring the ancient city.

The city takes the person through a journey of the history of thailand, with ajestic palaces to statues of gods and goddesses and old time villages and cities. I think it is a beautiful place of explore the old and the new Thailand. It was a window to the Royal Thailand.

1. Very well maintained with clear labels, maps and instructions in English.
2. The Entry ticket was 400 Baht her person, which only includes a self driven cycle. This place cannot be navigated walking. You could definitely need your own vehicle, cycle or they also give a buggy on hire. This buggy can be self driven (2 seater and 4 seater options) and they charge for this per hour basis. You would need to submit your identity proof (Driving License) at the entrance to drive.

3. If you have a driver, there is a charge for him and the car separately. We found taking the buggy instead easier and cheaper, if you know how to drive.

4. There is a lovely restaurant inside, which serves buffet thai food. I would recommend it for everyone, the food was delicious and reasonable. It has a huge seating capacity to accommodate large crowds.

5. The entire city is out in the open, so please carry lots of water, sun screen, caps, umbrellas to protect yourself from the sun/ rain. If we knew this, I would have opted for the later part of the day.

6. Loads of photo opportunities here, so keep your cameras and phones charged throughout. Absolutely mesmerizing, especially with no people around.

Lastly, there is a lot of walking to do, so if you want to explore this in peace, I would suggest to keep a large part of the day dedicated to this (a little more than half a day), and not combine with other site seeing tours.
Written 25 June 2023
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Ak1
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This is somwhere people don't talk about enough. Such a fantastic place and great if you are short on time and want to see some of the temples. Don't be fooled - they might say minature but they are far from small! We rented a golf buggy (highly recommend doing as there is 300 acres to cover) and far too hot in the sun which just added to the experience.
Written 22 May 2023
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Samuel
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
The park was amazing, up until we saw the chained elephants! Such a disappointment, we would not have come if we knew this. I highly recommend to avoid until they rehome the beautiful elephants to a sanctuary.
Written 25 March 2023
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Becca_Y1991
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This was a really fun and interesting day out, only ruined by driving passed elephants for riding! We were really enjoying the trip and didn't know they offered this until we passed them chained up on our way out, which was very sad to see from somewhere I would have otherwise so highly recommended to anyone visiting Bangkok. I would have scored a 5 if it weren't for this 'attraction' and it should definitely be taken away from this site.
It would also have been better if there were more two seater golf buggies so we, as a group of two, didn't have a to pay double to rent a four person one.
Written 2 March 2023
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Tom
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The sites are decent, but they rip you off like people selling watches on the streets of Bangkok.

If you wish to rent a golf cart for travel, they will barely have any of the "cheap" 2 seat versions, forcing you to use the x2 price per hour 4 seater. Even if they clearly have more 2 seaters in the garage.

Do yourself a favor, use the free tour busses and walk instead if you wish to stay longer.

Also alot of trash, the water/river/ponds are rancid and stale and smell accordingly.

Also several places still under construction.

At the very least, it has a few interesting and beautiful places.
Written 24 February 2023
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