The 700-acre Prommitr Film Studio in Kanchanaburi was created to serve as a filming location of Thailand’s greatest historic trilogy movie The Legend of King Naresuan, that portrays the history of King Naresuan the Great who freed Siam (former Thailand) from the ancient Burmese (Hongsavadi) kingdom during the Ayutthaya Era in circa 1584. The set then comprises of abundant replicas of gilded chedis, temples, ordination halls and traditional villages of anciant Siam and Burmese people. Architectures and buildings you have only read from legends have become true here; with highlights include the Sanphet Prasat throne hall, of which its real build was burned down during the war as well as the Lion Throne of the ancient king.
Visitors can actually spend the whole day wandering around the set featuring stunning buildings, learn the history of the ancient kingdoms through exhibitions and lectures, and try putting on ancient-style clothing and have a photograph opportunity.
Good to know
- Opening hours: Daily 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
- Admission: 200 baht
- Contact:Prommitr Film Studio Company, tel. 0 3453 2057, 0 3453 2058, fax. 0 3453 2056; Bangkok Office tel. 0 2736 2300. www.prommitrfilmstudio.com
- Getting there: It is located at Surasi Military Camp, which is about 24 kilometres away from Kanchanaburi Town. Take Route 3199 Kanchanaburi – Srinakarin Dam for 18 kilometres to Lat Ya Intersection. Then turn right to Surasi Military Camp and follow the signs for around 3 kilometres.