Friday, June 16, 2006

The Ancient City, Thailand's Cultural Heritage


Gateway to Thailand’s Cultural Heritage

The Ancient City, Muang Boran, is an excellent reflection of Thailand’s multi-faceted ancient culture presented in an authentic and visually exciting setting.
Buddha_at_The_Ancient_City_Nakornpratom Through symbolic architectural styles and fine arts, its various structures and natural surroundings are harmoniously unified, allowing visitors to witness the continuous flow of Thailand’s history, culture, religion and art, as well as past and present customs and traditions of its people, It is a place where Thais can perceive and recognize their roots and heritage, and overseas visitors can gain an insight into the Thai ways of life. The Ancient City, Muang Boran, is like an open book of history and an open door to the real Thailand. Here you will find numerous reproductions of palace halls, temples, stupas, stone sanctuaries and traditional houses. You can also visit several reconstructed historical buildings, authenticated communities with their inhabitants doing their daily chores and sample villages from all regions of the country. Standing_Buddha_at_The_Ancient_City_Nakornpratom What’s more, these awe inspiring historical and cultural symbols have been further enanced by their surroundings, specially created and subtly merged, to reflect a social and cultural atmosphere of the past. New creations such as the Sumeru Mountains, the statue of the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin, and the Garden of the Gods have also been incorporated to convey the cultural and religious beliefs of people in these ancient communities. Certainly, the one thing you must not miss is a visit to the Ancient City, Muahng boran. It will offer you in a nutshell most of what Thailand is all about past, present and future. You ay consider a walk to explore all historical buildings, museums, monuments and the new creations full of amazing artistic details and of great beauty. Or, if you wish, you may join an organized tour. Even with a modern comfortable vehicle, it will take you hours to do justice to every one of the some 116 spots of interest. Sitting_Buddha_at_The_Ancient_City_Nakornpratom Located within a 30-minute drive from Bangkok on the old Sukhumvit Road, in the province of Samut Prakan, the Ancient City, Muang Boran, encompasses over 320 acres of land, with varied landscape comparable in shape and form to the whole country of Thailand.

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