Samutsongkhram

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.

        

Bang Kung Camp, When arriving at the camp site, visitors will firstly see an imitation wall built in memory of the battle. Here is a historic navy camp site. Following the second defeat of the Ayutthaya kingdom in 1767, King Taksin the Great moved the naval force to set up camp in the district of Bang Kung since Mueang Mae Klong (the city of Mae Klong) was in the way used by the Burmese army.

   

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