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Samut Songkhram - สมุทรสงคราม

Samut Songkhram is the smallest province in Thailand area wise, it neighbours Phetchaburi, Ratchaburi and Samut Sakhon.

Samut Songkhram is 72km from Bangkok, 393km from Chumphon, 863km from Hat Yai, 112km from Kanchanaburi, 744km from Krabi, 63km from Nakhon Pathom, 711km from Nakhon Si Thammarat, 1,079km from Narathiwat, 985km from Pattani, 770km from Phatthalung, 718km from Phang Nga, 53km from Phetchaburi, 792km from Phuket, 211km from Prachuap Khiri Khan, 498km from Ranong, 43km from Ratchaburi, 37km from Samut Sakhon, 904km from Satun, 850km from Songkhla, 160km from Suphan Buri, 574km from Surat Thani, 758km from Trang and 1,041km from Yala.

In April is the annual Maeklong Lychee Fair, and December is the Mackerel Eating and Mae Klong Famous Products Festival in front of city hall, here you can taste 50 different dishes of mackerel from the local area as well as elsewhere, sales of fresh mackerel and food products from mackerel, as well as various agricultural products.

If you want to explore the Wats then check out our Samut Songkhram Wats & Temples thread.

If you have any questions on Samut Songkhram Province why not post them on our Central Thailand & Samut Songkhram Forum.

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Samut Songkhram Tourist Attractions

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

One of the most popular day trips from Bangkok is to see the floating market where Thai vendors paddle round in boats selling their wares.
Another trip to The Floating Market
Another TeakDoor member visits The Floating Market.

Don Hoi Lot

A sandbank on the mouth of the Mae Klong River famed for it's shell fish.

An Amphawa Holiday

A tour of the canals, a visit to the Benjarong Museum, Wat Bang Kung and some other Thai Temples, plenty to see in Samut Songkhram.

A Day Trip From Bangkok

A visit to the market (Talad Rom Hoop) on the train tracks, then lunch at Don Hoi Lot and a last stop at Ampawa Floating Market.

A Temple Merit Making

One of our members tries to win the lottery at a merit making ceremony.

Ban Khao Yi San Museum

The museum presents the stories of the community which are important and worth a study. On the ground floor, there are displays of folk wisdom, life and culture, tools for making herbal medicine, and household utensils.

Chang-Eng Siamese Twins Memorial and Boat Museum

The statues were built in memory of Chang-Eng, the Siamese twins who made Thailand famous around the world.

Orchid Farm

This Orchid Farm is located on Samut Songkhram - Bang Phae Road. It is a tourist stopping point with a beautiful orchid farm and butterfly farms. It is open from 08.00.-11.00.

Ban Maeo Thai Boran

Ban Maeo Thai Boran is a house where species of genuine Siamese cats have been conserved. The house of traditional Siamese cats was created by lovers of Siamese cats to promote and support the conservation of Siamese cats to be a treasure of the nation.

King Rama II Memorial Park

This park was built under the project to honour King Rama II, run by the King Rama II Phraboromrachanusorn Foundation under royal patronage. It is built to commemorate his great patron to the arts and culture, which become a national heritage.

Ban Dontri or House of Music

Ban Dontri or House of Music is located in the temple compound of Wat Kudi Thong. A school building is used for instructing traditional Thai music. The Samut Songkhram Primary School Office has envisioned that the cultural value of folk wisdom should be preserved and inherited to the next generation for their pride in the future.

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.

Bencharong House

The Bencharong House is located on Samut Songkhram - Bang Phae Road. This is where beautiful Bencharong crockery that represents the exquisite craftsmanship and the beauty of Thai Art, are produced. The Bancharong crockery is suitable for household use as well as for house decoration. Visitors could see the Bencharong crockery production process.

Bang Nokkwaek Floating Market

Decades ago, the Bang Nokkwaek Floating Market was so packed with vendors on boats every the 2nd, 7th, 12th days of both the waxing and waning moon of the lunar calendar but, after roads were built in the area, the market gradually faded into a memory of glorious past.
Revived by the community as an attraction, the market now opens during weekends and holidays (8am to 5pm) and offers delicious food such as crab noodle, chicken congi, Phad-Thai with fresh shrimps, baked scallops with butter, seedless sala in syrup and fermented banana blossom as well as Mae Klong River’s fresh shrimps and tuna fish.
Visitors can also explore over-100-year-old wooden row houses, the Tong Sua Heung Pharmacy, the House of Mister Kungwal, a former influential tug boat businessman whose life inspired a film, and the House of former Thai boxer Apidech Sithiran who was famous for kicking an opponent in the neck down to the bend of the knee in three fast steps. A free boat trip is available for those wishing to sightsee or buy “Mamoung Hao Manao Ho” (Christ’s Thorn or Carissa carandas) at Bt50 (S$2) per plant.

For information, call the Samut Songkhram Tourism Office at 034-752-847-8.

Hotels & Guest Houses in Samut Songkhram

Baan Amphawa Resort & Spa
22 Bangkapom - Kaewfah Rd, Amphawa, Samut Songkhram 75110
Tel: 034-752-222

Baan Tai Had Resort & Water Sports
1 Moo 2 Tumbol Taihad, Amphor Muang , Samut Songkhram 75000
Tel: 034-767-220 034-767-224

Ruen Mae Lumpoo
15 Moo 3 Thai Hat , Mueang , Samut Songkhram 75000
Tel: 034-767-010-1 034-736-040

Ruen Phen Homestay
13 Moo 5 Suangluang , Amphawa , Samut Songkhram 75110
Tel: 034-751-468

Thai Boat House
Amphawa, Samut Songkhram 75110
HP: 081-774-8589
Tel: 028-754-471

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Samut Songkhram Train Market (Rom Hub Market)

Rom Hub Market

Located in Samut Songkhram, this is a classic market with unique experiences to offer to its visitors. They have to walk on the railway while shopping around because all stalls are lining along a 100-metre portion of track between Mae Klong and Ban Laem train stations. Whenever trains are running past, vendors will quickly fold their parasols (including sunshade canvas) and move away any containers placed too close to the tracks.

Their movement is so quick and so natural that visitors have dubbed this market, originally known as "Rot Fai Market" and "Ratchapassadu Market", as Rom Rub (Folding Parasols). There are eight trains coming daily at 6.20am, 8.30am, 9am, 11.10am, 11.30am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, and 5.40pm. Local stalls are selling fresh, quality seafood, fruits and vegetables at a cheap price.

This market is open from 6am till 6pm every day. For more information, call 0 3471 4881.

Tha Kha Floating Market

Located at Khlong Phan La or Khlong Sala, this floating market takes place on the 2nd, 7th, 12th days of both the waxing and waning moon of the lunar calendar, and also operates every Saturday and Sunday from 7am to noon.

At this rendezvous of vendor boats selling carry local food, vegetable, and fruits, you can try “Uncle Jook’s red-colored beef noodle soup”, mussels fried in batter and egg, steamed rice-skin dumplings, “Med Khanoon” mock jack fruit seeds made of Mung bean marzipan and egg yolk, glutinous rice steamed in nipa palm leaf and coconut sugar or but locally-made handicrafts such as decorative items made of coconut shells.

Boat rental services are on offer for travelling to the villages and fruit orchards around the neighborhood and you can visit the Ban Sadet Prapaston, a house of wealthy man named La where King Rama V used to stay during his visit and help freed La’s slaves.

For information, call the Tambon Tha Kha Administration Orgnaisation at 034-766-208 or the Samut Songkhram Provincial Organisation at 034-715-544.