Samut Sakhon Travel Guide, Samut Sakhon Travel Information, Samut Sakhon Thailand

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Salt Farms
Salt Farms
Samut Sakhon was formerly called "Tha Chin" probably because, in the old days, it had been a trading port dealing with a vast number of Chinese junks. In 1548, a town named "Sakhon Buri" was established at the mouth of the Tha Chin River. It was a centre for recruiting troops from various seaside towns. The name of the town was changed into "Mahachai" when Khlong (canal) Mahachai was dug in 1704 to join the Tha Chin River at the town. Later, the town was renamed "Samut Sakhon" by King Rama IV but it is still popularly called "Mahachai" by the villagers. Samut Sakhon occupies a total area of 872 sq km and is administratively divided into 3 districts: Muang Samut Sakhon, Krathum Baen, and Ban Phaeo. It is a major fishing port and also the biggest producer of brine salt.
North : Bangkok and Nakhon Pathom
South : Samut Songkham
East : Bangkok and Samut Songkham
West : Samut Songkham and Ratchaburi
Distances to Other Provinces
Bangkok 36 km Nakhon Pathom 48 km
Samut Songkham 37 km Ratchaburi 78 km

Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
Krathum Baen 14 km Ban Phaeo 23 km
Festivals & Events
Ban Phaeo Agriculture Fair
When: February or March
Where: Wat Lak See
Ban Phaeo District is the most well-known place in the province and the biggest one in the country for the production of fruits, flowers and agricultural products. So Ban Phaeo Agriculture Fair will be takes to promote the agricultural produce of the farmers every year during February or March.
Samut Sakhon Seafood Festival
Samut Sakhon Seafood Festival
Samut Sakhon Seafood Festival
When: February or March
Where: Mahachai Sub-District
Samut Sakhon Seafood Festival is the most popular for seafood lover. It’s the annual event held to its reputation as seafood hub of the country. The fair features hundreds of seafood dishes created by chefs from more than 30 restaurants as well as best-known fruit from local agriculturists. In addition, visitors can also shop for high-quality locally made and marketed goods under the government’s one-tambon-one-product campaign, as well as enjoy the cultural performances, concerts, talk shows and variety of entertainment.
City Pillar Shrine Ceremony at Samut Sakhon
When: June
Where: The City Pillar Shrine
The City Pillar Shrine Ceremony is an annual event held during June in front of city hall in Mahachai. The Chaopho Lak Mueang is placed on a fishing boat and taken across the Tha Chin River from Talat Maha Chai to Tha Chalom in the area of Wat Suwannaram and then paraded through the community before returning to the temple in Mahachai.
Samut Sakhon Vegetarian Festival
Samut Sakhon Vegetarian Festival
Samut Sakhon Vegetarian Festival
When: October
Where: At the ground field near the City Pillar Shrine
Samut Sakhon Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. It is believed that the vegetarian festival and its accompanying sacred rituals bestow good fortune upon those who religiously observe this rite. The highlights include the opportunities to taste a wide variety of over 100 vegetarian dishes from more than 50 top restaurants which have been guaranteed for their hygienic standard. In addition, there will be exhibition on the legend of Samut Sakhon Vegetarian festival, demonstration of cooking vegetarian dishes, fascinating stage performances and cultural shows from students, and many.