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Samut Prakan - สมุทรปราการ

Samut Prakan is 29km from Bangkok, 133km from Ang Thong, 71km from Chachoengsao, 228km from Chanthaburi, 64km from Chonburi, 293km from Korat, 137km from Nakhon Nayok, 42km from Nonthaburi, 66km from Pathum Thani, 147km from Prachinburi, 162km from Rayong, 245km from Sa Kaeo, 137km from Saraburi, 127km from Suphanburi and 295km from Trat,

Samut Prakan is neighbour to Bangkok and Chachoengsao, the 2 major must see tourist attractions in Samut Prakan are Muang Boran the Ancient City and the Crocodile Farm which is supposedly the largest in Thailand and the world.

If you are staying in Samut Prakan and have an early flight to catch, you can check out flight arrivals and departures on our Suvarnabhumi Airport page.

In October there are a couple of Thai festivals in Samut Prakan, the Rup Bua Festival where alms are offered by boat and other festivities, also the annual Paying Homage to Phra Samut Chedi and Red Cross Fair.

If you have any questions on Samut Prakan feel free to post them on our Bangkok & Samut Prakan Forum.

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Samut Prakan Tourist Attractions

Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm
Has many different shows including when they put their heads into the crocodiles mouth, charges more for foreigners to enter though, ie double pricing.

Mueang Boran or Ancient City
The Ancient City is a park of around 200 acres set out in the shape of Thailand, it has many scaled down versions of Thailand's historically significant structures.
Another tour of the Ancient City
Ancient City

Bang Pu Nature Reserve
Free to enter nature reserve that also has some bungalows for rent if you wish to stay.
Another visit to Bang Pu.

Chulachomklao Fort
The Chulachomklao Fort is situated at the mouth of the Chao Phraya river, it also houses the Royal Thai Navy Museum.

Klongsuan Market
Situated on the banks of Prawetburirom Canal, Khlong Suan Market lies in two provinces: Tambon Thepparat, Amphoe Ban Pho, Chacoengsao Province and Tambon Khlong Suan, Amphoe Bang Bo, Samut Prakan Province. This traditional market dates back to the reign of King Rama V.

Bangkok Sea View
Nearest beach to Bangkok although you wont find many sunbathers here, you will find the Bangkok Sea View Restaurant though which is considered one of the best in Bangkok.
If your looking for a nice beach in Thailand to actually sunbathe at and enjoy, check out our Thai Beach Guide.

Bang Plee Floating Market

Located on the bank of Samrong Canal, this 154-year-old market, previously known as Siri Sophon Market, came into exist after Chinese traders opened stores there around 1857. It is the only market on the canal that survived a major fire which destroyed other markets, hence visitors can admire the old wooden row houses and shop for some rare items such as “Tai Fai” torch made of tree husk soaked in coal tar, acid soap to wash clothes, and betel-chewing (Areca nut, sprinkled with slaked lime and wrapped in a Piper betel).
Delicious dishes to try include “Auntie Niramon’s “Khanom Chin” (rice noodle in curry)”, “Pakkhlong’s “Kuaithiew Moo Namtok” (stewed pork noodle soup with pork blood)” and “Boonsri’s Khanom Chan (steamed coconut layer rice cake)”. Besides paying respect to the sacred “Luang Phor Tho” Buddha image at Wat Bang Plee Yai Nai, visitors can take a one-hour-and-40-minute boat trip to visit four other temples at Bt40 per adult and Bt20 per child. The market opens everyday.
For information, call the Bang Plee District Office at 02-337-3490 or the Tambon Bang Plee Municipality at 02-337-3086.

Bang Namphueng Floating Market

Awarded by the Time magazine in 1978 as one of Asian’s three tourist attractions with good weather, this floating market originated under the cooperation between the local administration and 11 Phra Pradaeng neighborhood villages to release their abundant crops and create incomes to the community.
It was agreed from the beginning that the market, for which community people donated, would represent the canal-side lifestyle of the community whose members are mostly Thai Mon, sell organic farm produces and prohibit the sale of alcohol drinks and cigarettes. Don’t miss the market’s vegetables and fruits especially spring bitter cucumbers and chulta.
Among delicious dishes on sale are fried mussel pancake, “Ma Hor” sweet minced pickle and peanut ball stuffed in fresh fruit, and “Nangled” deep fry sticky rice with palm sugar topping. Other famous souvenirs include Gourani fish, herbal joss sticks, and coconut shell products.
A rowing boat for rent is available at Bt40 per hour.
The market opens on weekends and holidays from 8am to 5pm.
For more details, call the Tambon Bang Namphueng Administration Organization at 02-819-6762 or 081-171-4930.

Samut Prakan Hotels & Guest Houses

Valentine Resort
51/18 m.7 King Kaew Road, Bangplee, Samutprakan, Bangkok.
02 175 1686-7
From 900baht per night.

Regent Suvarnabhumi
30/1, 32/1 Latkrabang 22, Latkrabang Road Latkrabang District, Bangkok, Thailand, 10520
Tel: +66 (0)2346-4400
From 1,500baht per night.
More on the Regent Suvarnabhumi.

Bay Hotel
194 Moo 5 Srinakharin Rd., Tumbon Samrong Nua, Amphoe Muang, Samut Prakan 10270
Tel: 02 748 7522-25

Best Western Amaranth Suvarnaphumi Airport
68 Moo 2, Tumbon Rachathewa, Amphoe Bang Phli, Samut Prakan 10540
Tel: 02 315 9393
Tel: 02 315 9398

Hotel Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport
999 Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel Moo 1 Nongprue, Bang Phli Samut Prakan
Tel: 02 131 1111

Yamato Hotel
1287 Moo7 Taparak Rd., Tumbon Thepharak, Amphoe Muang, Samut Prakan 10270
Tel: 02 383 5230-9

Grand Inn Come Hotel
99 Moo 6 Kingkaew Rd., Tumbon Rachathewa, Amphoe Bang Phli, Samut Prakan 10540
Tel: 02 738 8191-9

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