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Ancient Siam at Songkran Time


I've visited Ancient Siam before. It's a huge complex of reconstructed buildings, traditional markets, pavilions and mock monuments.

It's Songkran and they're having a free entry day. Some four letter words are nice to hear, and free is one of them! So off I head to visit Ancient Siam and catch all the things I missed the first time.

This time I'll take a bike and use the trolley buses. They are not free, 100 baht buys you the use of the buses all day, but you can hop off at the bike sheds, pick a bike, blow up the inevitable flat tyres and cycle around at your leisure.

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When you're sick of the bike, leave it at one of the stands, hop on the bus, and ride to the next bike shed, for more authentic traditional bike repairman experience!

Next time I visit, I'll take my car inside, its 400 baht, but it would be nice to retreat from the heat and into an air-conditioned car every know and again!


As ever, a full day here is a well spent day, with so many tiny details sparkling in your eyes, so many new textures, old bricks never looks so good.

If you visit Bangkok, a day spent here is well worth it, and since its been here for 50 years, its stood the test of time.

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