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Ancient Siam (formerlyknown as Ancient City)(Thai: Muang Boran) isa   park    constructedunder the patronage ofLek Viriyap...
The Ancient City is the door opening to the heritage of Thai wisdom. With a wide range of architectural symbols combined  ...
Sanphet Prasat Palace
Sanphet Prasat Palace,throne room ceilingThe moon and the starsmotif carried by the fourwings ceilings areinfluencedby tho...
Sanphet Prasat Palace,The central ceiling panel is derivedfrom a wooden ceiling panel fromWat Phra Baromthat at MueangChal...
The Chom Thong PalaceHallDuring the reign of KingSongtham         (1620-1628A.D.), the Chom ThongPalace Hall was used byse...
The  Pallava    Group   ofImages, Phang-nga
The images of the threeHindu deities, Vishnu,Shiva    and     Laksameewere carved out of stoneby     Pallava    sculptorsl...
Prasat Sikhoraphum, Surin is composed of 5 prang(pagoda). Originally built in the 12th century, this was aHindu sanctuary ...
The Prasat Sikhoraphum SurinThe influence of Hinduism can be seen from the carvedlintel found in the central tower, which ...
The Prasat Sikhoraphum Surin
The Prasat Sikhoraphum
Prasat Sadok Kok Thom is an old Thai Temple                                      near Cambodian boarder                   ...
The Stupa ofPhra   MahaThat,RatchaburiProvincerepresentsMahayanaBuddhismand       wasconstructedduring     theLop      Bur...
The Phra MahaThat is one ofthe most sacredand importantmonasteries inthe   south   ofThailand.The structure ofthis stupa i...
The Phimai Stone Sanctuary
The replicas of oldsuperb Khmer templeswere constructed withthe assistance of expertsfrom     the    NationalMuseum       ...
Nang    Usas   Look-OutTowerThe tower is not a man-made monument andpresumably             aprehistoric rock shelter.The o...
Dusit Maha Prasat Palace (The Grand Palace)
Dusit Maha Prasat (The Grand Palace)In the early Rattanakosin era, the DusitMaha Prasat Palace was an audiencehall, where ...
The Dusit Maha PrasatPalace in the GrandPalace is now the onlyremaining example ofthe traditional Thaipalace. Unfortunatel...
The Grand Palace atMuang Boran, however,is not intended to modelafter the same palace asit stands today.
As for the structural form, the Dusit Maha Prasat Palace atMuang Boran has a number of significant changes from thepresent...
For example, a free standing pillar which was removed fromthe original palace during the reign to King Rama VI werereconst...
By     pains      takingresearch and study ofold     photos      andcontemporarydocuments,       MuangBoran has succeeded ...
Dusit  Maha    Prasatmural detail
Dusit Maha      PrasatPalace,The      style     andornamentation of theceiling    are   takenfrom the design onwood     ca...
Dusit   MahaPrasatPalace,throne hall
Dusit Maha PrasatPalace, decor overdoorway
Rainbow Bridge
Thais native cattle (Bos indicus), also called zebu, sometimes known as humped cattle or Brahmin
Khun Phaen House is aThai-style house thatconforms to descriptionsin    a   popular  Thailiterary work
Khun Phaen House is aThai-style house
Khun Chang Khun Phaen is an epic Thai poem whichoriginated from a legend of Thai folklore and is one ofthe most notable wo...
Text & Pictures: Internet                                  Copyright: All the images belong to their authors              ...
Thailand World's biggest open-air museum (7)
Thailand World's biggest open-air museum (7)
Thailand World's biggest open-air museum (7)
Thailand World's biggest open-air museum (7)
Thailand World's biggest open-air museum (7)
Thailand World's biggest open-air museum (7)
Thailand World's biggest open-air museum (7)
Thailand World's biggest open-air museum (7)
Thailand World's biggest open-air museum (7)
Thailand World's biggest open-air museum (7)
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In many ways, Muang Boran is the best kept secret of Bangkok as few people know about it and even fewer travel guides mention it. Even many Bangkokians and local taxi drivers seem to have no idea where it is!
Shaped like the map of Thailand, the sprawling park houses more than 160 replicas, some of them full-scale, of ancient Thai architectural marvels found all over the country. And it's not just the outside of the buildings that look fantastic, the inside of the various palaces and villages are also immaculately fidel to details and decorations.
The Ancient City is the door opening to the heritage of Thai wisdom. With a wide range of architectural symbols combined with fine arts and craftsmanship, structural layout and natural environment that integrate harmoniously, The Ancient City creates kind of atmosphere that induces visitors to perceive and appreciate the continuity of history, cultures, religions, arts and customs of Thai people from dawn until now.

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  • Thank you Marguerite for adding this presentation to your favourites, thank you
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    Thank you John. EVERYTHING is from Google.... Muang Boran (Thai for 'Ancient City'), one of the largest open-air museums in the world, was financed by a rich citizen from Bangkok and cost more than 200 million $US. Over the ten years it took to develop the 80-ha (197-acre) site, designed in the shape of Thailand, some exhibits of original size were built together with 65 copies of the most beautiful and culturally significant buildings on a scale of 1:3, some of which are based only on ruins such as the Si Sanphet Prasat, the royal audience chamber of the old Ayutthaya. Now 320ha (wikipedia).
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  • Dear Michaela,I am amazed by the amount of research you do to present these shows.But I'm more amazed at the way you present them,so accurate and so well explained.... Thank you,much appreciated.
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  • @1456789 Gracias Pilar. Muang Boran (Ciudad Antigua) es el museo al aire libre más grande del mundo con alrededor de 200 hectáreas de extensión (wikipedia=320!!). Al igual que el Museo Erawan, es propiedad del multimillonario y gran entusiasta de la conservación del patrimonio tailandés, Lek Viriyaphant. En Muang Boran están las réplicas de los edificios más antiguos e impresionantes de Tailandia, así como muchos edificios originales seriamente dañados y posteriormente arreglados. Las réplicas fueron construidas con la colaboración del Museo Nacional para garantizar la exactitud histórica.. Viriyaphant Lek era millonario excéntrico tailandés y grande mecenas de la cultura responsable de la construcción de la Ciudad Antigua, el Museo Erawan de Bangkok (un edificio monumental con la forma del elefante de tres cabezas Airavata, conducido por el dios Indra.Exhibe una colección de antiquísimos objetos religiosos.El edificio se encuentra emplazado en un bello jardín con fuentes y estanques) y el Santuario de la Verdad (http://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/the-sanctuary-of-truth-in-pattaya).
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  • Que belleza de pinturas, han construido hasta edificios que ya no existen, guiandose por un libro, es genial. Fijate voy admirando estas maravillas y como quiero saber algo sobre ellas, me estoy esforzando y recuperando algo de mi inglés, solo algo. A que es estupendo. Gracias, Pilar
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  • The Sanphet Prasat Palace was the principal palace in the early Ayutthaya period. It was initially built in the reign of King Baromatrai Lokanat, the eighth king of Ayutthaya. He succeeded in designing a unique architectural style that obviously differed from the preceding Khmer and Sukhothai styles. The distinctive artistic style was later known as the Ayutthaya school which appeared in many parts of the Sanphet Prasat Palace: the sweep of the basement, the tapering pillars, the elaborate pinnacle ornaments, the pedimented door and window frames and the overlapping roof slopes. The Sanphet Prasat Palace was used in many important court and state ceremonies. For example, it served as a reception hall to receive many foreign dignitaries. The palace was completely renovated in the reign of King Baromakot (1732-1758 A.D.). Unfortunately, when Ayutthaya fell to Burma in 1767 A.D., the stately palace was burnt to the ground. Only its raised brick basement remains today. Muang Boran has rebuilt the Sanphet Prasat Palace based on archaeological and historical evidence left by Thai and foreign historians. Also, research was conducted on the ruins to assemble a draft plan of the building. The detailed design and ornaments of the building were executed based on historical remains and documents as well. A proper study on the design of the interior had also been carried out. The result is superb magnificence.
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    1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-1648057-thai-31-ancient-city-7/
    2. 2. Ancient Siam (formerlyknown as Ancient City)(Thai: Muang Boran) isa park constructedunder the patronage ofLek Viriyaphant in theshape of Thailand.Ancient Siam is dubbedas the worlds largestoutdoor museum. Fountain near the Sanphet Prasat Palace
    3. 3. The Ancient City is the door opening to the heritage of Thai wisdom. With a wide range of architectural symbols combined with fine arts and craftsmanship, structural layout and natural environment that integrate harmoniously, The Ancient City creates kind of atmosphere that induces visitors to perceive and appreciate the continuity of history, cultures, religions, arts and customs of Thai people from dawn until now.The Sanphet Prasat Palace was the principal palace in theearly Ayutthaya period
    4. 4. Sanphet Prasat Palace
    5. 5. Sanphet Prasat Palace,throne room ceilingThe moon and the starsmotif carried by the fourwings ceilings areinfluencedby those at Wat MahaThat, Chalieng inSukhothai and Wat NaPhra Meru in Ayutthaya
    6. 6. Sanphet Prasat Palace,The central ceiling panel is derivedfrom a wooden ceiling panel fromWat Phra Baromthat at MueangChalieng
    7. 7. The Chom Thong PalaceHallDuring the reign of KingSongtham (1620-1628A.D.), the Chom ThongPalace Hall was used bysenior members of theBuddhist hierarchy as aplace from which theyissued edicts relating toreligious matters. TheChom Thong Palace Hallat Muang Boran orSongtham Palace wasbuilt based on the lateAyutthaya architecturalstyle, which waspresumably very typicalafter the reign of KingNarai the Great (1656-1688 A.D.). The structurewas made of brick andplaster with small windowson every side.
    8. 8. The Pallava Group ofImages, Phang-nga
    9. 9. The images of the threeHindu deities, Vishnu,Shiva and Laksameewere carved out of stoneby Pallava sculptorsliving in southern Indiaaround the 8th-9thcenturies A.D.Later during the fifthreign in Rattanakosinperiod King Rama VI,who was still the CrownPrince, travelled to seethese images whose facesand bodies strangelystood  out of the trunkof a tree that had grownaround them.Nobody knows where theimages come from.However, from theornaments and hairstyles, we can presumethat the statues are ofIndian origin.Now these images arekept at the Nakhon SiThammarat NationalMuseum.
    10. 10. Prasat Sikhoraphum, Surin is composed of 5 prang(pagoda). Originally built in the 12th century, this was aHindu sanctuary of five temple towers. Around the15thcentury it was converted to become a Buddhist centre
    11. 11. The Prasat Sikhoraphum SurinThe influence of Hinduism can be seen from the carvedlintel found in the central tower, which depicts Shivaperforming the cosmic dance.Standing in front of the sanctuary at a certain place,viewers can see the 5 towers simultaneously.
    12. 12. The Prasat Sikhoraphum Surin
    13. 13. The Prasat Sikhoraphum
    14. 14. Prasat Sadok Kok Thom is an old Thai Temple near Cambodian boarder The construction of Buri Ram presumably began around the 10th century A.D. and finished within the 13th century A.D. When King Jayavarman VII adopted Mahayana Buddhism, the function of the Hindu sanctuary had beenThe Phanom Rung Sanctuary, Buri Ram changed to serve as a Mahayana monastery.
    15. 15. The Stupa ofPhra MahaThat,RatchaburiProvincerepresentsMahayanaBuddhismand wasconstructedduring theLop Buriperiod whichdates toaround the11th-13thcentury A.D.a three-fourthsscaled model ofthe originalstruc ture.
    16. 16. The Phra MahaThat is one ofthe most sacredand importantmonasteries inthe south ofThailand.The structure ofthis stupa issimilar to theChandiPawana Chediin Indonesia,the mondopstyle chedi,which wasmodeled afterChandimendutChedi of Java.
    17. 17. The Phimai Stone Sanctuary
    18. 18. The replicas of oldsuperb Khmer templeswere constructed withthe assistance of expertsfrom the NationalMuseum to ensurehistorical accuracy.Outstanding worksinclude also the formerGrand Palace ofAyutthaya (destroyedin the Burmeseinvasion of 1767),Phimai Sanctuary inNakhon Ratchasima,and Wat Khao PhraViharn on theCambodian border.
    19. 19. Nang Usas Look-OutTowerThe tower is not a man-made monument andpresumably aprehistoric rock shelter.The original tower is atMuang Phan, Ban PhueDistrict in Udon ThaniProvince. It is 3-4kilometers west of PhraBuddha Bat Bua Bok,the site of anotherBuddha footprint.
    20. 20. Dusit Maha Prasat Palace (The Grand Palace)
    21. 21. Dusit Maha Prasat (The Grand Palace)In the early Rattanakosin era, the DusitMaha Prasat Palace was an audiencehall, where affairs of the state wereconducted and royal ceremoniesperformed. The palace was built by KingRama I in 1806 A.D. The structure is acruciform building with large highroofs. In the beginning, the palace wasintended to be as large as the SuriyatAmarin Palace of Ayutthaya.
    22. 22. The Dusit Maha PrasatPalace in the GrandPalace is now the onlyremaining example ofthe traditional Thaipalace. Unfortunately,renovated in the reignof King Rama III, thebuilding left no traceof the originalworkmanship initiatedin the first reign.
    23. 23. The Grand Palace atMuang Boran, however,is not intended to modelafter the same palace asit stands today.
    24. 24. As for the structural form, the Dusit Maha Prasat Palace atMuang Boran has a number of significant changes from thepresent-day appearance of the hall.
    25. 25. For example, a free standing pillar which was removed fromthe original palace during the reign to King Rama VI werereconstructed in the middle of the throne room.
    26. 26. By pains takingresearch and study ofold photos andcontemporarydocuments, MuangBoran has succeeded inrecreating the originalappearance of thepalace.
    27. 27. Dusit Maha Prasatmural detail
    28. 28. Dusit Maha PrasatPalace,The style andornamentation of theceiling are takenfrom the design onwood carvings inprivate collections.
    29. 29. Dusit MahaPrasatPalace,throne hall
    30. 30. Dusit Maha PrasatPalace, decor overdoorway
    31. 31. Rainbow Bridge
    32. 32. Thais native cattle (Bos indicus), also called zebu, sometimes known as humped cattle or Brahmin
    33. 33. Khun Phaen House is aThai-style house thatconforms to descriptionsin a popular Thailiterary work
    34. 34. Khun Phaen House is aThai-style house
    35. 35. Khun Chang Khun Phaen is an epic Thai poem whichoriginated from a legend of Thai folklore and is one ofthe most notable works in Thai literature. Children learnpassages at school, and the poem is a source of songs,popular sayings, and everyday metaphors. Thunbergia grandiflora - Blue Sky Flower
    36. 36. Text & Pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda FoişoreanuSound: Thai Traditional Music www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda

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