Ancient Siam pictures

Ancient Siam pictures


Ancient siam pictures. Ancient Siam (also known as Ancient City)(Thai: เมืองโบราณ, 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 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.

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Thailand taxi driver returns passengers iphone


Kind thailand taxi drives two hours from Pattaya to Bangkok to return passenger’s iPhone

Thailand taxi


Thailand taxi. While we’re all familiar with the bad behavior of Bangkok taxi drivers, here’s a feel-good story to show us that not all cabbies are awful human beings.

A Pattaya taxi driver made a Scottish man’s birthday even more special when he drove two hours to his hotel in Bangkok to return his forgotten iPhone.

Our reader Fraser Morton thought he was never going to get his iPhone back when he left it in a taxi on Nov. 14, but the former Bangkok resident received a surprising gift of kindness on his birthday four days later when the driver, Isrin, showed up at his hotel.

“On my birthday on Wednesday just before midnight, he showed up at my hotel to return my phone. He’s a badass good guy,” Fraser told Coconuts today.

After Fraser realized he had lost his phone, he got the cab’s license plate from the hotel’s CCTV and the hotel contacted the driver’s taxi company.

Fraser said Isrin lives in Pattaya but works in Bangkok. The cabbie didn’t have to go through so much trouble and could have kept the phone, but he returned it out of honesty.

“I thanked him repeatedly for about 10 minutes when he turned up at the hotel. I asked him if he wanted a beer, but he was driving so he declined,” Fraser said.

Isrin received a THB2,000 reward for his kindness.


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