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Samut Songkhram is located on the sea shore of the Mae Klong Bay, 74 kilometers southwest of Bangkok. It occupies an area of 416 square kilometers and is administratively divided into three Amphoes: Muang, Amphawa, and Bang Khonthi. Samut Songkhram area is a low basin having a river and canals passing all over; this with frequent rains make the majority area suitable for cultivation of fruits such as grape, guava, lychee, and coconut sugar production is seen every now and then. In addition, along both sides of Thon Buri-Pak Tho Highway, there are several salt production fields, and lobster farms as well.

SAMUT SONGKHRAM's ATTRACTIONS


Don Hoi Lot This bar of worm shell, a famous tourist attraction of Samut Songkhram, is located at the mouth of the Mae Klong River not so far from the township area. The bar located amidst the bay can be seen during the dry season (April and May) only. To access the bar one can hire a longtailed boat from the Mae Klong Market Landing and the trip takes 45 minutes.

Floating Market There are several floating markets in the vicinity of Chagwat Samut Songkhram. A visitor can hire a boat from Mae Klong Market Landing to visit them. They are :

  • Bang Noi Floating Market This floating market, located in the vicinity of Kradang-Nga Sanitary Area of Amphoe Amphawa takes place on the 3rd, 8th,and 13th days of both waxing moon and waning moon from 06.00 to 11.00 hours.
  • Tha Kha Floating Market This floating market is located in the vicinity of Tambon Tha Kha, Amphoe Amphawa and it takes place on the 2nd, 7th, and 12th days of both waxing and waning moon from 07.00 to 12.00 hours.
  • Amphawa Floating Market In Front Of Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram This floating market, located in the vicinity of Tambon Amphawa, Amphoe Amphawa, takes place everyday from 06.00 to 09.00 hours.

Wat Phet Samut Woravihara This is the biggest monastery in Changwat Samut Songkhram and the main attraction is the revered Buddha image named "Luang Pho Wat Ban Laem" housed in the Ubosot.

Wat Chulamani This is an ancient monastery located on the bank of Amphawa Canal. Behind it is an area which, used to be the residence of Somdet Phra Amarintharamat and Somdet Phra Suriyentharamat, the Queens of King Rama I and King Rama II. This monastery was constructed by Thao Kaeo Phlug (Noi), Bang chang Market control Officer, who established the Na Bang Chang family name during the Ayutthaya era.

Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram This is the monastery of the family who established the Na Bang Chang family name. It was constructed by Somdet Phra Roop Sirisophak Mahanak Nari, the princess mother of Somdet Phra Amarintharamat and it is believed that King Phra Phuttha Lertla, Rama II, was born here. It is located at the mouth of Amphawan Canal, Tambon Amphawa, Amphoe Amphawa.

King Buddhalertla Naphalai Memorial Park This garden, occupying an area of 11 rai, is the royal place of birth of King Phra Phuttha Lertla. There is a group of typical Thai houses used as a museum with some shops selling foods, local food stuffs, and handicraft items within the compound. Trees and plants of all species ever found in Thai literature are grown throughout the landscape. To access the garden, one can travel by Highway No.4 to Km.63 where one turns to enter Highway No. 325 leading to Changwat Samut Songkhram. It is six kilometers further on (guide signs are displayed all the way). Alternatively, one can make a bus trip via the Bang Mun Nag route from the bus terminal located at the Municipality Market. The Park is open daily from 09.00 to 18.00 hours and the admission fee is 20 Baht per person.

Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram This is the monastery of the family who established the Na Bang Chang family name. It was constructed by Somdet Phra Roop Sirisophak Mahanak Nari, the princess mother of Somdet Phra Amarintharamat and it is believed that King Phra Phuttha Lertla, Rama II, was born here. It is located at the mouth of Amphawan Canal, Tambon Amphawa, Amphoe Amphawa.

Wat Phummarin Kudithong This monastery is located on the bank of Mae Klong River at the mouth of Khlong Prachachuen (west side) in the vicinity of Tambon Sa Luang, Amphoe Amphawa. The main attraction here is the Kudithong which was constructed during the early era of the first reign by millionaires of the Bang Chang family.

Annual Lychee Fair Being a fertile province, Samut Songkhram has many kinds of fruit including lychee. The province conducts a fair from the end of April to the beginning of May called "The Annual Lychee Fair" which is also regarded as the Agricultural Day Fair of the province. Interested persons can inquire the proper schedule at the Sala Klang, or at TAT Bangkok.

King Rama II Memorial Park Fair The fair, held in February every year, celebrates Thailand's "poet king" Rama II (reign:1809-1824) with artistic, culinary, handicraft, horticultural exhibitions and contests, and traditional Thai musical and dramatic performances, including dancing, puppetry and burlesque, in the riverine park's bucolic setting.


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