Ancient Siam

Ancient Siam (Samut Prakan Province)


Thai/คนไทย: 350 Baht (include bicycle, tram, boat)
Foreigners/ชาวต่างชาติ: 500 Baht
(42% more expensive for foreigners)

Thai/คนไทย: 175 Baht (include bicycle, tram, boat)
Foreigners/ชาวต่างชาติ: 250 Baht
(42% more expensive for foreigners)

Have you been to this place? Were you able to get the Thai price? Was it good value for money if you had to pay the “farang” price? Let us know in the comments…

5 responses to “Ancient Siam

  1. Seems OK to me. Gives the locals a chance to enjoy the attractions that might be out of reach otherwise. Thais on average earn 8-20k baht/month. Show me a foreigner vacationing in Thailand who earns comparably.

  2. Two price politics is never fair. It is just a kind of cheating. Therefore, I recommend everybody not to visit such attraction to support this ideas.
    They should be all blacklisted. But I believe this country has to pay a higher price over a long time period, by losing a lot of tourist.

  3. We have visited the Ancient Siam several times. My husband works in Thailand. We were able to get Thai price showing our kids school IDs when my husband was not with us and his work permit when he was with us. However, when our parents were visiting, they insisted on charging them the foreigner price and my immediate family the Thai price.

    Overall, we have always enjoyed this attraction and it is worth the money as long as it doesn’t rain (most sites are outside). My family loves driving and riding on the golf carts around the property.

  4. This price difference actually isn’t too bad. The Ministry of Fine Arts in Ayutthaya and Sukhothai charges fives times the Thai rate for foreigners (100 Baht per site vs 20 Baht per site). They do not honor work permits either.

    I even found a restaurant in Sukhothai that had a Thai menu and an English menu. Items from the English menu were typically twice as much. At first, I was angry at the restaurant but then realized that the government’s example is training the locals to cheat foreigners.

  5. I took a class of international students there, some Thai and some Korean and we paid local price for all of them. They insisted on charging the foreign teachers foreigner price (and we obviously work here!) so seems doubtful that they will let people that are expats pay local price.

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