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Bangkok: Out-of-City Attractions

Written by admin on January 5th, 2014. Posted in Bangkok

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Crocodile Farm

Crocodile FarmSamut Prakan Province

This large farm with over 60,000 fresh and saltwater crocodiles is some 30 kilometers from Bangkok. Daily shows featuring crocodiles are staged at hourly intervals. There is also a Dinosaur Museum where various species of life-size creatures of dinosaurs and their skeletons are on display. The compound is open daily from 7.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m..

Ancient City

Ancient CitySamut Prakan Province

Essentially an open-air museum, this more than 200-acre complex contains scale replicas of religious complexes, monuments and buildings found throughout Thailand. The complex is located at Km 33 on Sukhumvit Highway and is open daily from 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.. The Ancient City’s office in town also organizes day tour to the museum.

Phuttha Monthon

Phuttha MonthonNakhon Pathom Province

This Buddha’s Precinct & Botanical Garden is located approximately 16 kilometres west of Bangkok. The more than 1,000-acre complex commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment more than 2,500 years ago, and is dominated by a bronze walking Buddha image some 15 metres high.

Thai Human Imagery Museum

Thai Human Imagery MuseumNakhon Pathom Province

Located at Km.31 on Borom Ratchonnani Road, on the way to Nakhon Pathom, the museum houses life-sized fiberglass sculptures of former monarchs, ecclesiastics and rural folk, created by a group of Thai artists after 10 years of their intensive study and hard work. The museum is open from 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Rose Garden Country Resort

Rose Garden Country ResortNakhon Pathom Province

Located at Km.32 west of Bangkok on Phetkasem Road, this popular tourist attraction boasts large, beautiful, and well-maintained gardens. In the resort, there is a Thai Cultural Village where an attractive show commences daily. There is for instance, Thai folk dancing, Thai boxing, sword fighting demonstrations, and an elephant show. The resort is open daily from 8.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m.

Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo

Samphran Elephant Ground & ZooNakhon Pathom Province

Located just one kilometer from the Rose Garden, this 60 acre farm is another interesting attraction housing many different wild animals and thousands of crocodiles. Fascinating performances such as crocodile wresting, magic show, and elephant theme show commence everyday. The farm is open daily from 8.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Phra Pathom Chedi

Phra Pathom ChediNakhon Pathom Province

Located some 56 kilometers west of Bangkok, this bell-shaped, orange tiled chedi is the tallest Buddhist monument in the world, and marks the spot where Buddhism was introduced to the Thailand-to-be some 2,300 years ago.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak Floating MarketRatchaburi Province

Located some 80 kilometers southwest of Bangkok, this popular floating market is accessible by regular bus from the Southern Bus Terminal. Everyday hundreds of vendor boats crowd the market area in the early morning till noon. Visitors can also travel around by boat to see local villages, and local way of life in the countryside.