My Bangkok trip – Muang Boran Ancient City

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dress: Paul & Joe Sister

sandal: Havaianas

Hi everyone! I’ve just come back from a long weekend spent in Bangkok and today’s the first day at work. Needless to say very tiring, but sharing my trip with you has the magical refreshing power!

This is not my first time in Bangkok and having already seen the famous Grand Palace and Wat Pho etc., we’ve decided to choose a closer-to-nature route for this short stay (4 days 3 nights). And I have to say that the Ancient city is an absolute surprise! It may not be among the top sightseeing lists in the city (quite comprehensible as well since it’s located in the suburb) but if you are an outdoor activity and natural landscape lover you’d definitely find it worth your while.  Photo lovers (duh~~) will also enjoy this place since the layout is a combination of traditional beautiful Thai architectures (some original some artificial), and this grand place actually has very few visitors.

Here is their website http://www.ancientcitygroup.net/ancientsiam/en

You do not need to enroll in a day trip with travel agencies. Just take the BTS all the way down to Bearing then hop in a taxi directly from there (do keep a picture of the Ancient City on your phone in case the driver speaks limited English), normally the cost is around 160-200B (4-6 USD), you can of course take the bus No. 36 but it’s open-air and you probably need a mask. Entrance fee for the Ancient city is 700B now (350B for the locals) which equals to around 18 USD and you get free audio-guide as well as the bicycle (normal models like the one that appears in my photos, give a refundable 200B deposit if you would like a cooler mountain bike). For those who do not ride bicycles, renting fee for golf carts is 300B per hour. I’ve also seen the sightseeing bus but I guess that’s reserved only for groups and needless to say much less fun…

Special thanks to my beloved Damipetitnou who has looked this amazing place all up, suggested the best means of transportation and put up with all my too-happy-to-walk-normally behaviors (faithfully recording them with the camera of course) >33

好幾天沒見啦大家,剛剛從曼谷度完長週末回來第一天工作,累是累的但還是想跟你們分享我的旅途!

因為之前已經來過曼谷,大皇宮啊臥佛那些差不多也遊了個七七八八,這次短途旅行(四天三夜)就想要走一個更加親近大自然的路線。坐落在曼谷郊外的古城七十二府是一個特別的驚喜,基本上在裡面玩一圈就等於看遍了全泰國的景色。它在各大“曼谷必玩景點”上可能排位沒有那麼靠前(可能是因為在郊外的緣故?),但如果你也是戶外自然風光愛好者的話,萬勿錯過哦!對愛拍照片的童鞋(眾:說的難道不是你自己?)來說這裡也是難得的聖地,不但風光處處好,而且遊客特別少(好押韻),眾多傳統泰式建築在綠樹紅花運河的掩映下尤其動人。

這個是他們的網站http://www.ancientcitygroup.net/ancientsiam/en

看到有些遊記裡面推薦找當地旅行團報一日遊,去古城玩完全不需要的哈,坐捷運BTS到最後一站bearing下車然後直接打的士過去就好,手機上最好備一張古城的圖片,以備司機不講英文之需。的士費大概在160-200泰銖之間(30-40港幣),也可以坐36號巴士過去不過它是露天的,沒空調也沒窗,堵車的時候會比較需要戴個口罩。。。古城的門票是700泰銖(150港幣左右),包括了免費語音講解跟免費租用自行車(就我照片裡面那種舊款式,酷炫的山地車也有哈繳納200泰銖押金就好,可全額返還),不騎車的童鞋可以300泰銖/小時的價格租高爾夫球車。我個人是覺得騎著自行車穿行在古城各條街道小巷間更加有樂趣,而且地勢平坦完全不會累!也見到有旅遊巴士但是應該是給旅行團預留的,而且失去了自己探索的樂趣。。

特別感謝大米同學,全權負責查詢景點一切相關事宜、忍受並用相機忠實記錄了我“高興得不會好好走道”的各種瞬間~>33

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