Samut Songkhram Travel Guide, Samut Songkhram Travel Information, Samut Songkhram Thailand

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Samut Songkhram Province
Introduction
Amphawa Floating Market
Amphawa Floating Market
Samut Songkhram is a small province located just southwest of Bangkok, along the Gulf of Thailand, just about 72 kilometers. Samut Songkhram is the province of fertile land, of plants and food grains, the production source of vegetables and fruits, as well as a vast variety of seafood products. It is also an interesting historical source for the early Rattanakosin period.

There is no evidence to indicate the establishment of the city of Samut Songkhram. It is presumed to have been a former district of Ratchaburi called “Suan Nok”(outside garden). Then, during the transition from the Ayutthaya to the Thon Buri periods, it was separated from Ratchaburi and named “Mueang Mae Klong.”

Attractions of Samut Songkhram include floating markets (Amphawa Floating Market), temples (Wat Bang Kung), a Siamese cat house, and the Ban Phaya So - the home of a famous alto fiddle maker who combines the art of traditional Thai music with wood carving and etc.
Borders
North : Ratcha Buri South : Phetcha Buri
East : Samut Sakhon West : Phetcha Buri and Ratcha Buri
Distance
Distances to Other Provinces
Samut Sakhon 36 km Phetchaburi 67 km
Ratchaburi 45 km    

Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
Amphawa 6 km Bang Khonthi 12 km
Festivals & Events
King Rama II Memorial Day Fair
King Rama II Memorial Day Fair
King Rama II Memorial Day Fair
When : February
Where: King Rama II Memorial Park
Is held annually in February at King Rama II Memorial Park, Amphawa District. There are shows, demonstrations of traditional Thai dessert making, folk entertainment, out-door Khon performance, handicrafts and a variety of local products.
Luangpho Ban Laem Fair
When : April 13th - 19th
Where: Wat Phet Samut Woravihan
At Wat Phet Samut Worawihan, Mueang District, Samut Songkhram. During the fair, the general public gets to bathe (by sprinkling scented water) Luang Pho Wat Ban Laem Buddha image as a way of merit making.
Lychee Day Fair
When : April
Where: In front of city hall Samut Songkhram
This fair held in early April (takes place in some years, depending on the quantity of lychees). At this event, visitors can shop for sweet lychees from 180 stalls, One Tambon One Product (OTOP), pomelos, coconut sugar, shrimp paste and dried seafood.
Khao Yai Pomelo Fair
When : August
Where: In front of City Hall Samut Songkhram
Large White Pomelo Fair is held yearly in late August. In the fair, visitor will enjoy to taste and buy fresh pomelos from many orchards and shops at low prices, purchase local handicrafts and products from the province's three districts and watch pomelo contests.
Khanom Khrok-Sugar Alms-giving Ceremony
Khanom Khrok-Sugar Alms-giving Ceremony
Khanom Khrok-Sugar Alms-giving Ceremony
When : The 8th day of the waxing moon of the 10th lunar month
Where: Wat Kaen Chan Charoen
The event organized annually on the 8th day of the waxing moon of the 10th lunar month at Wat Kaen Chan Charoen, Bang Khonthi District.
Mackerel Eating and Mae Klong Famous Products Festival
When : December
Where: In front of city hall
The event features various Platoo, dishes from famous local restaurants, an exhibition on mackerel and the sale of fresh and cooked mackerel and seafood. Moreover there are also musical performances, storytelling, cooking contests, the sale of obligatory OTOP products, and a vast number of stalls selling local and national Thai food and souvenirs.