A popular wedding photo shoot at Dream World Amusement Park in February 2010, Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Province, Thailand.
Pathum Thani s one of the central provinces of Thailand. The neighbouring Provinces are ( from north clockwise ) Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok, Chachoengsao, Bangkok, and Nonthaburi. The province is north of Bangkok and is part of the Bangkok metropolitan area. In many places the boundary between the two provinces is not noticeable as both sides of the boundary are equally urbanized. Pathum Thani town is the administrative seat, but Ban Rangsit, seat of Thanyaburi District, is the largest populated place in the province. Pathum Thani is an old province, heavily populated by the Mon people, dotted with 186 temples and parks. The Dream World amusement park is here. Pathum Thani has been a residential area for not less than 300 years since the reign of King Narai the Great of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. In 1659, Mang Nanthamit gathered the Mon families in Martaban town to migrate from the Burmese war, and asked for protection from King Narai the Great. The king allowed the Mon families to settle in Sam Khok village, and the Sam Khok community has continuously developed. Then, during the reign of King Taksin the Great of Thon Buri, the Mons migrated from Burma to ask for the king’s protection for a second time. The king also allowed them to settle in Sam Khok. The last migration of the Mons was during the reign of King Rama II. It was a major migration from Martaban town to Thailand called Mon Yai. The king allowed some of the Mons to settle at Sam Khok village as well. Therefore, from being a small sized community, Sam Khok village has later become Sam Khok town.
Dream World is the absolute stuff of kids! You will not get out of here until you and they are exhausted… and you know how long that takes! This is a big American style theme park with all the trimmings. Corkscrew, Bumping Cars, Swinging Viking Boat, Roller coaster – they are all there, and more besides. I liked the overhead chair lift that rose up above the Amusement Park at one end then crossed the park to the other side, where you could stay on to ride back or get off. A favourite is the Giant's House where everything is 50 times as big as it should be – very convincing and it would be an absolutely great place to have a party. The Super Splash, and White Water Rapids are water rides and please note: You will get wet! Dream World also has a full fledged go-kart track and Snow Land – a display of artificial snow ( although this attraction is not included in the main ticket fee ). Dream World also features a live Hollywood Action Show which until recently had a dubious display of Nazi Storm Troopers successfully invading a Allied camp. Many people are glad that the current focus has changed to a SWAT team invading a criminal’s den. This is well worth the trip. It is a noisy display but well acted and presented. If you have kids ( and the time ) definitely take them.
Location Dream World amusement park in Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Province, Thailand. Dream World is open daily from Open Daily 10:00 to 17:00. Admission is 450 Baht per person with children below 90 centimetres free of charge. Although it’s not actually located in Bangkok, Dream World is only a short ride up the motorway, past Don Muang, the old international airport. Tickets cost 650 Baht for entrance and unlimited rides, although this excludes Snow Town which costs 150 Baht extra. If you book a day tour everything is included. For extra convenience for tourists, Dream World has provided free Shuttle Services from the front of Dream World to the Ticket gate/ Information counter every day.The shuttle service leaves every 10 minutes.
How to get there: Given the distance involved, and the fact that you are probably taking a child, a taxi is recommended. Although expensive, the savings in convenience entirely outweigh the cost. Even better, several hotels and travel agents organise tours to Dream World. If you count all the costs they often work out cheaper than going yourself and are well worth considering.
From Bangkok, motorists can travel by using 3 routes to Pathum Thani as follows:
Bangkok – Bang Khen – Rangsit - Pathum Thani.
Bangkok – Nonthaburi – Pak Kret - Pathum Thani.
Bangkok – Bang Yai – Bang Bua Thong – Lat Lum Kaeo – Pathum Thani.
Bangkok – Take the Bang Pa-in – Pak Kret Expressway to exit at Bang Phun and turn left into the Rangsit – Pathum Thani route ( Highway No. 346 ).
There are several buses from Bangkok to Rangsit district of Pathum Thani
29, 39, 59, 503, 510 and 555 lines pass Future Park shopping centre.
Several specified buses of 29, 39 and 510 go through past Bangkok University and Thammasat University (their Rangsit campuses). Anyway, destination sign is written only in Thai. You can ask other passengers if the bus passing is going to the universities
Bus 555 connects with the new international Airport, they depart from the front of Major Cineplex Rangsit
There are regional trains from Bangkok to Ayuttaya (Bang-Pa-In) and Lop Buri which stop at Lak Hok, Rangsit, Chiang Rak and Thammasat station. But you must check time table before. Services north- and southbound run in intervals ob about 90 mins. - ordinary train fares to Bangkok are 9 baht. All trains on the northern and northeastern route pass through the province. Rangsit being the only major station with a stationmaster's office and advance ticket sales on all Thai routes. Express trains don't stop at the minor stations.