Jan 12, 2012

Mini Siam

Mini Siam in Pattaya, Thailand


via: JasonDGreat

Where do you go when you’ve seen everything in Thailand? Mini Siam, of course. This ode to the world’s most famous monuments is a welcome diversion to the beach-weary.
Escape from Pattaya’s bustling beach and resort scene and take in Mini Siam’s recreations of over 80 of Thailand’s most famous monuments including Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Phimai temple, Don Muang International Airport, Bridge Over The River Kwai, and the Democracy Monument. Mini Siam also features mini recreations of famous attractions all over the world. The Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Abu Simbel, Trevi Fountain, Arc de Triomphe, Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Mount Rushmore are just a few of the international attractions at the park.Hundreds of tourists crowd the park daily, and some see Mini Siam as nothing more than a tourist trap. For those taken by architectural beauty, artistry, and the world’s most famous monuments, Mini Siam is a must-see attraction in Pattaya.
Visit Mini Siam during dusk, as the crowds die down, and the sun relents and sets over Pattaya. The exhibit lighting, along with the beauty of a Thai sunset make for a great photo opportunities.Mini Siam’s 100+ mini-monuments offer stunningly intricate craftsmanship, and the maintenance of the park is top-notch. Along with the park’s monuments, it also features games and diversions for kids, and the less sightseeing-inclined. Mini Siam’s entrance fee includes access to a go-kart track and and of course a requisite gift shop.
You can’t miss it, it’s located on the way into Pattaya City on Sukhumvit Road. Mini Siam is open 7 days a week from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Expect to browse Mini Siam for an hour or two. Avoid a taxi if possible, and do not book a trip through a tavel agent. If you’re staying in Pattaya, your hotel should offer free pick up and drop off at Mini Siam. The entrance fee for the park is a reasonable 300 Baht.
Mini Siam Map
Mini Siam Hotels
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