If three weeks or so are not enough for you to see the whole of Thailand, consider heading to Pattaya and seeing the whole country in less than three hours. The Mini Siam or mini Thailand (Siam was Thailand’s former name), is a park featuring miniature replicas of famous attractions and landmarks in Thailand. There are over 100 models of historically significant objects as well as cultural and historical sites belonging to Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods together with the modern Kingdom of Thailand crafted to their tiniest details to make them look exactly as their originals. The reproduction was scaled down 1 to 25. Certainly, the Mini Siam is a showcase of Thailand’s heritage and culture and the craftsmanship of its people.
In the old days, the place only featured Thailand, but now it also has a Mini World section displaying some of the most famous structures found in the whole world. The Mini World and Siam both draw tourists local and foreign.
THE MINI SIAM. The section includes popular temples of Thailand including the Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok with the most revered temple of the Emerald Buddha. Other models of sacred places are the Khmer temple from the ancient period, the Wat Arun or the temple of the Dawn, the temple of Phimai in Nakorn Ratchisima province,the Wat Phra Srisanpet and many others. Important architectural structures, on the other hand, include the [Read more…]