Mini Siam as the name suggests is a miniature village, comprising of famous buildings and monuments from all over Thailand and around the world. Mini Siam began life as a research project amongst a group of model hobbyists in 1985. By 1986 this hobby grew into a small tourist attraction and a few years after that the models were relocated onto a large 29 rai (11 acre) patch of land.
The Mini Siam park is located on Sukhumvit Road directly opposite Bangkok hospital which is next to Pattaya Boxing World. Roughly a 10 minute drive from the city center. It has a large car park, a souvenir shop and two model areas for you to explore - Siam and Europe.
The Mini Siam zone is like walking through a 3D history lesson of old Siam and modern Thailand. Starting with ancient temples such as "Wat Phra Kaeo" and "Phanomrung Stone Temple" going all the way through the ages to modern Thai structures, such as The Rama IX Cable-stayed Bridge in Bangkok. The level of detail, accuracy and craftsmanship is something to behold. You can tell that the people who build the models are not only talented but have a real passion for what they do.
The Mini Europe Zone is also fantastic, it’s called "Europe" but it only has a handful of models that are actually in Europe. Monuments such as "Tower Bridge" and the "Colosseum" are sat next to the "Angkor Wat" (Cambodia), the "Statue of Liberty" (USA) and the "Sydney Opera House" (Australia). As with the Siam models the craftsmanship on display is incredible particularly the Angkor Wat model. There are around 80 monuments and landmarks at Mini Siam and it is a fantastic day out for the whole family.
There are refreshment facilities at Mini Siam with a great little restaurant selling some great Thai food, the mini mart sells cold drinks and snacks and you can experience the odd souvenir shop where you can buy a Statue of Liberty fridge magnet or an ornament of The Eiffel Tower!
Mini Siam is open from 9:00am-10:00pm daily