Samut Songkhram Attractions, Attractions in Samut Songkhram, what to do in Samut Songkhram

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Samut Songkhram Attractions
Historic Sites
Bang Kung Camp
Location : Bang Khonthi District
Bang Kung Camp was once an old navy camp constructed during the late Ayutthaya period. Inside there is an old chapel housing a large stucco Buddha image and mural paintings. In addition, there are statues a tribute to the fighters and soldiers of the Thai army. Each of the almost-life-size statues depicts a Muay Thai stance. Also nearby is a statue of King Taksin whom Thais revere.

How to get there: Bang Kung Camp is located in the same area as the Wat Bang Kung. Visitors can cross the Mae Klong River by the bridge near the Church of Virgin Mary, then turn left and continue for another 10 km.
Religious Site
Wat Phet Samut Woravihan
Location : Mueang District
Wat Phet Samut Woravihan
Wat Phet Samut Woravihan
Wat Phet Samut Woravihan or also called Wat Ban Laem is an important temple for local people of Samut Songkhram Province. The original name is Wat Si Champa. According to the Chronicles of the royal records, the Burmese led an army to attack the city of Phetchaburi in 1764. At that time, a Thai army from the capital came in time to help protect the city. Villagers of Ban Laem in Phetchaburi fled from the Burmese to resettle in Mae Klong Sub-District to the north of Wat Si Champa, and called their village “Ban Laem,” the same name as their former village in Phetchaburi. Later, the villagers helped restore the temple and renamed it “Wat Ban Laem.”

The villagers, mostly fishermen, helped restore the temple and contributed two special Buddha images they had caught in their trawl net. One is a seated image and the other is a standing image. The seated image was brought to Wat Khao Takhrao in Ban Laem District, Phetchaburi, while the other was enshrined here in Wat Ban Laem and is commonly called Luangpho Ban Laem. Wat Ban Laem over time expanded and became a widely-respected temple, where the Buddhist faithful gather to make merit and pay homage to the remaining image. It was later awarded the status of royal temple of the third class, and renamed Wat Phet Samut Worawihan.
Wat Satthatham
Location : Mueang District
The main attraction at Wat Sathatham is the Ubosot (ordination hall) built by Phrakhru wisutthiwong (former abbot) in 1992. The ordination hall is made of golden teak with motherof-pearl-inlaid walls both inside and outside. The designs are exquisite, depicting the Lord Buddhaûs history and Ramayana episodes. Moreover, there are Buddha images such as Luangpho Ban Laem, Luangpu Thuat Yiap Nam Thale Chuet, and Luangpho Phuttha Sothon, which are worshipped by the people of Samut Songkhram and nearby provinces.
Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram
Location : Amphawa District
Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram
Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram
Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram is a temple associated with the royal lineage of Bang Chang. It’s is located near King Rama II Memorial Park. Presumably, it was built during the reign of King Rama I. The back of this temple was once a residence of Luang Yokkrabat (King Rama I) and Khun Nak (Queen Ammarinthramat of King Rama I). It was believed that the area where the Prang (pagoda) is standing was the birthplace of Khun Nak’s son or Khun Chim who later became King Rama II. Later, Wat Amphawan was renovated by King Rama III, IV, and V. Nowadays, the temple is a second class royal monastery. The beautiful main building and precious antiques inside the temple are of an early Rattanakosin period architectural and arts style.

How to get there: Take Highway 35 (Thon Buri - Pak Tho). At Km. 63, drive through the town of Samut Songkhram and go on for another 6 kilometers to turn right to Highway 325 (Samut Songkhram - Bang Phae). Take a left turn between Km 36-37 for around 1 kilometers.
Wat Bangkaphom
Location : Amphawa District
Wat Bangkaphom is an ancient temple was built in the late Ayutthaya period and inside the temple is the old Wihan (image hall) which very interesting. On the upper part of the walls, there are unusual mural paintings in the form of stucco reliefs depicting the Lord Buddha’s history. On the lower part of the walls, there are niches with Buddha images inside. In the centre of the hall, a large replica of four superimposing Buddha’s footprints in different sizes is enshrined. It was presumed that the footprints were built in the Thon Buri period. Initially, they were covered by silver sheets which were later stolen during a war. The footprint at the deepest level which is made from mother-of-pearl-inlaid wood still retains its beautiful design.

How to get there: Wat Bangkaphom is located between Km. 37-38 on Highway 325 (Samut Songkhram - Bang Phae).
Wat Bang Khae Noi
Location : Amphawa District
Wat Bang Khae Noi
Wat Bang Khae Noi
Wat Bang Khae Noi was built in 1868 by Khunying Chui (Noi). Originally, the ordination hall (Ubosot) was built on the bamboo raft tied to a Bodhi tree on the Mae Klong river bank. Nowadays, the temple is well restored. The most interesting thing is the ordination hall’s inside walls which are woodcarvings depicting the Lord Buddha’s history, birth, enlightenment, and nirvana, as well as stories of the Lord Buddha’s Ten Incarnations or Jatakas. The beautiful and explicit design was made by craftsmen from Phetchaburi province where woodcarving is famous.

How to get there: Wat Bang Khae Noi is located in Khwae Om Sub-District by the Mae Klong River.
Wat Bang Khae Yai
Location : Amphawa District
Wat Bang Khae Yai is ancient temple located on the bank of the Mae Klong River, at the mouth of the Bang Khae Canal in Khwae Om Sub-District. The interesting thing is the large Ubosot (ordination hall) is more than 150 years old. At the front, the square Chedi (pagoda) with twelve indented corners is the art of the Ayutthaya period. The laterite principal Buddha image in the ordination hall is in the posture of Subduing Mara. There are seven Dharma Chedis built in 1872 with a boundary wall. On a separating wall in a monk’s cell, a tempera mural painting from the late reign of King Rama II depicts a battle between the Siamese and the Burmese, probably the one that King Rama II sent troops to obstruct the enemy at Ratchaburi in 1821.

How to get there: Take Highway 325 (Samut Songkhram - Bang Phae) and turn left to cross the Phra Si Suriyen Bridge. Then, turn right onto Highway 3062 for about 2 kilometers, past Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong. Wat Bang Khae Yai will be visible at this point.
Wat Chulamanee
Location : Amphawa District
Wat Chulamanee
Wat Chulamanee
Wat Chulamanee is an ancient temple located on the canal-side where the Amphawa Canal converges with the Phi Lok Canal. The temple was built in the Ayutthaya period during the late reign of King Prasatthong. It is likely that ThaoKaeophaluek (Noi), owner of the Bang Chang Market and an ancestor of the royal lineage of Bang Chang, commissioned the temple. The back of the temple once contained the residence of KhunNak (or Queen Ammarinthramat of King Rama I) and KhunBunrot (Queen Si Suriyenthramat of King Rama II)

How to get there: Wat Chula Mani is located on Highway 325 (Samut Songkhram - Bang Phae) between Km 34 - 35 in Bang Chang Sub-District. By the car, use the highway number 35 (Samut Songkhram - Bang Phae) and after passing the intersection to Amphawa District for 200 meters, cross the bridge across Khlong Amphawa, turn right, and go straight for 1 kilometer.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Wat Khao Yi San
Location : Amphawa District
Wat Khao Yi San is an ancient temple located on the hilltop. In the temple there are many interesting spots. On the hilltop there is a Wihan, it’s a boat-shaped hall where the four Buddha’s foorprints are enshrined. The Mondop (square building) and wood-carved door panels from the late Ayutthaya period are fine craftsmanship of the master art. The renovated Ubosot possesses the art of stucco by craftsmen from Mueang Phet or Phetchaburi. Inside, there are original paintings, and fiures from the Chinese chronicles seen on the window panels. The Phra Non Cave has a reclining Buddha image with nine toes. At the lower part lies the sacred shrine of Luangpho Pu Si Racha which is respected by the villagers.

How to get there: Take Rama II Road. At Km 72, watch for the PTT petrol station on the left. Turn left to follow the direction sign to Wat Khao Yi San for around 7 kilometers.
Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong
Location : Amphawa District
Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong
Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong
Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong is located on the bank of Mae Klong River, at the mouth of the Pracha Chom Chuen Canal on the west bank. An unusual story lies behind the monks’ residence at this old temple. It is said that a man from a prominent family was told by the abbot of a different temple, named Wat Bang Li, that his daughter would become queen. The wealthy man promised to build a Kudi Thong (a monks’ residence made of valuable golden teak), if the abbot’s prediction were to come true. As the story goes, his daughter later became Queen Ammarinthramat; thus, the special structure was built. As time passed, the land of Bangli Temple was severely eroded by the river water and the bank collapsed. Kudi Thong was thus dismantled and moved to the compound of the nearby Wat Phummarin. The temple is now called Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong.
Wat Pradu
Location : Amphawa District
Wat Pradu was a very ancient temple built in the late Ayutthaya period. In King Rama V period, for the respect he had for Luang Pu Jaeng the Wat Pradu abbot at that time, paid a visit by river to the temple, and also had his breakfast there. The principal royal offerings from the King to the temple have been of great value until these days. In the temple there is a museum for collect and display the offerings constitute a very large number of cloth bags for monks, palm leaf fans, kettles, alm bowl covers decorated with mother-of-pearl in laid, stacked up food carriers. In additional there is an exhibition on King Rama V’s biography, consisting of a small carved statue of him and other display items – photographs, sign boards giving information about the King. Here also there are small sets of Benjarong ware and the crockery that used to be the temple’s properties.
Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral
Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral
Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral
Location : Bang Khonthi District
Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Thailand and importance place for a holy worshipping of Christian families living around the area. It was constructed in 1890 A.D. by Father Paolo Salmone, a French Missionary. It took up to six years to complete the construction. It is a building of the French Gothic architectural style and coated with pounded lime. The windows are decorated with stained glass. Within the church, there is a Statue, a pulpit, a holy water basin, various kinds of candelabra, and carvings depicting various historical points in the Bible.

How to get there: Go the follow the Samut Songkhram - Bang Nok Khwaek route (the same way to King Rama II Memorial Park) for around 5 kilometers. The church is around 100 meters from the Somdet Phra Ammarin Bridge Junction.
Wat Bang Kung
Location : Bang Khonthi District
Wat Bang Kung
Wat Bang Kung
Wat Bang Kung is an original “Unseen Thailand” attraction which the chapel was completely covered by the roots of a Bodhi Tree. Therefore, it is also called “Bot Prok Pho”. It’s was built in Autthaya period, within the chapel there is a large sculptured Buddha image commonly called by villagers as Luangpho Bot Noi. Mural paintings from the late Ayutthaya period depict Lord Buddha while he was sitting in the niche and preaching, flanked by the disciples in paying respect to him.

How to get there: Wat Bang Kung is located in the same area as the Bang Kung Camp, on the opposite side and separated by a road. Follow the Samut Songkhram - Bang Nok Khwaek route (the same way to King Rama II Memorial Park). Turn left before the Church of the Virgin Mary to cross the Somdet Phra Ammarin Bridge. Turns left again and go straight for around 6 kilometer.
Wat Charoen Sukharam Worawihan
Location : Bang Khonthi District
Wat Charoen Sukharam Worawihan has the Ubosot (ordination hall) built in a unique style with its ceiling curved like a boat’s roof. The hall houses Luang Pho Toa Buddha image, which is highly revered by people. The body of the Buddha image is made of laterite and cast in the attitude of Subduing Mara of Sukhothai period style. This Buddha image has a lap width of 178 cm and a height of 208 cm from the seating base to the halo. In front of the temple, a pond teems with fishes, especially Pla Taphian Ngoen and Pla Taphian Thong. At this temple, visitors can enjoy feeding the fish.

How to get there: Go the follow Samut Songkhram - Bang Nok Khwaek route (the same way to King Rama II Memorial Park) for around 5 kilometers, passing the Church of the Virgin Mary. Cross the Bang Nok Khwaek Bridge, and watch for the temple’s sign on the right. Turn right for around 500 meters.
Monument
Chang-Eng Siamese Twins Memorial
Location : Mueang District
Chang-Eng Siamese Twins Memorial
Chang-Eng Siamese Twins Memorial
Chang-Eng Siamese Twins made Thailand famous around the world. They were born on 11 May 1811, in Samut Songkhram. During 1828-1829, Captain Coffi and Hunter came to Mae Klong to conduct trade and they encountered the Siamese twins. They were allowed to take the Siam twins back with them to America and the United Kingdom for shows in public places where the life stories of Chang-Eng who were joined to each other at the chest were repeated again and again. Both of them lived a normal life to the age of 63. Nowadays, statues of the Siamese twins stand in the middle of an expansive ground, surrounded by trees and flowers and a pond nearby gives the memorial a pleasant air.

How to get there: The memorial and boat museum are located in Lat Yai Sub-District on Ekkachai Road, around 4 kilometers from City Hall.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Museums
King Rama II Memorial Park
Location : Amphawa District
King Rama II Memorial Park
King Rama II Memorial Park
King Rama II menorial Park was built to honor King Rama II and is run by a royally-supported foundation. King Rama II was awarded the status of Person of the World by UNESCO for his contributions to the arts and culture of Thailand, and his achievements are celebrated in this compound. In the park, there are many places of interest including King Rama II Museum - 4 buildings built in traditional Thai architectural style. The museum displays the ancient art objects dating back to early Rattanakosin era, the lifestyle of the Thais during King Rama II period. Other attractions are: Ho Klang (main hall) houses the statue of King Rama II and artefacts. Ho Non Chai depicts the Thai men lifestyle. Ho Non Ying depicts the Thai women lifestyle. Chan Ruean (corridor) depicts the traditional Thai style house. Kitchen and Bathroom depicts the traditional Thai kitchen style and bathroom of the middle class. Furthermore, there is an out-door theatre, a botanical garden containing various species of trees found in Thai literature, shops selling local goods and various kinds of fruit.

How to get there: To get there by public transport, take a bus at the Municipal Market of Mueang District, travelling from Mae Klong to Bang Nok Khwaek and Ratchaburi, and get off in front of the park. By car, take Highway 35 (Thon Buri–Pak Tho) to Km 63 and drive through the town of Samut Songkhram. Switch to Highway 325 (SamutSongkhram–Bang Phae) and take a left turn between Km 36-37 for around approximately 1 kilometer.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 05.00 pm.
Admission : 30 Baht for adults and 10 Baht for children (Price are subject to change)
Contact : 0 3475 1666, 0 3475 1376
Thai Dessert Museum
Location : Amphawa District
Thai Dessert Museum
Thai Dessert Museum
This is the first Thai Dessert Museum in Thailand as the exhibition contains real looking and touchable desserts. It was built and has been run under the philosophy of sufficiency economy as a model for local enterprises in the community. The purpose of this museum is to learn about how to preserve, develop and bring their products to a better standard. The museum is a large extended room which is divided into parts to display models of desserts and different kinds of food. Desserts on display include desserts in the era of Sukhothai, Ayuddhaya and Rattanakosin for example, red and white dessert balls, the nine auspicious desserts, desserts in glass jar, desserts in clay pot, candied desserts, pickled desserts, desserts preserved in syrup, mixed ice desserts, etc.

How to get there: Thai Dessert Museum is located in the same area as the King Rama II Menorial Park. To get there by public transport, take a bus at the Municipal Market of Mueang District, travelling from Mae Klong to Bang Nok Khwaek and Ratchaburi, and get off in front of the park. By car, take Highway 35 (Thon Buri–Pak Tho) to Km 63 and drive through the town of Samut Songkhram. Switch to Highway 325 (SamutSongkhram–Bang Phae) and take a left turn between Km 36-37 for around approximately 1 kilometer.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 05.00 pm.
Admission : 30 Baht for adults and 10 Baht for children (Price are subject to change)
Contact : 0 3475 1666, 0 3475 1376
Tang Siam Ha Museum (Ban Hai Phan Bai)
Location : Bang Khonthi District
Tang Siam Ha Museum begin from a love to collect Thai Potteries by Thawatchai Phisedthasalasai, who built his house to be a museum collecting almost hundred types of antiques, under the name of “Ban Hai Phan Bai Tang Siam Ha Museum.” A lot of over-100-year antiques are collected here, such as rice-cooking stoves (Tao Hung Khao), wood stoves (Tao Cherng Kran), fire stoves (Tao Phing Fai), water jars, liquor jars, garlic jars, fish sauce jars, pickled bean curd jars, and pickled fish jars. These potteries, found in Mae Klong River, vary in patterns, depending on the periods such as Sukhothai period and Rattanakosin period. There are also teakwood mirrors, nickel trays, teakwood pinnaces, wood stoves (Tao Cherng Kran), and varieties of rare antiques.

Apart from these jars, there are earthen jars, glazed jars with dragon patterns from Ratchaburi Province, children's bathtubs, washing basins, fish tanks, earthen pots, coconut sugar pots, lime pots, medicine pots, Thai chinaware, porcelains with designs in five colors, grinding mortars, and pounding mortars. Most of the antiques are potteries which are over hundred years old, except the three ancient boats which are woodworks and some bowls which are made of tiles, brass, and baked clay.

How to get there: Take the route that passes Amphawa and King Rama II Memorial Park to Bang Khonthi. The museum is on the left side before the T-junction near Bang Nok Kwaek Church.
Opening Hours : Sat and Sun, as well as other special holidays, from 09.00 am. onwards
Contact : Tel. 0 3476 0098
Markets
Mae Klong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hoop)
Location : Mueang District
Mae Klong Railway Market
Mae Klong Railway Market
Mae Klong Railway Market is popular destinations of many tourists which known well as name "Talad Rom Hoop" and is an ordinary fresh produce market located by the railway tracks.

A charming little warning bell goes off over the speaker system just a few minutes before the train comes. Within a few minutes of receiving the warning, vendors pull back their specially designed awnings before the train comes, sometimes only moments before. That’s why the market is locally known as the “Talat Rom Hoop” which translates into “Market Umbrella Close.” Once the train is gone, the vendors push back the stalls and awnings into position and everything goes back to normal as if nothing has happened.

The parasol-closing event happens eight times per day according to the time that trains leave Mahachai for Mae Klong and depart Mae Klong for Mahachai. Trains will arrive at Mae Klong Station at 8.30 a.m., 11.10 a.m., 2.30 p.m. and 5.40 p.m., and depart the station at 6.20 a.m., 9.00 a.m., 11.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.

How to get there: From Bangkok, keep driving along Rama 2 road until Maeklong town. Once in town, turnleft into Prasitpattana road. Drive straight then turn right at the intersection onto Petchsamut road. Continue for a bit more and you'll come across the railway station and the market.
Opening Hours : Daily 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Amphawa Floating Market
Location : Amphawa District
Amphawa Floating Market
Amphawa Floating Market
Amphawa Floating Market is an afternoon floating market located near Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram. The Amphawa Canal is occupied by vendors who pack their boats with food and drinks, such as fried sea mussel, noodles, coffee, O-liang (iced black coffee), sweets, etc. There are also things for sale on wheelbarrows on the bank. Visitors can enjoy a cosy atmosphere and music broadcast by the community members, explore the market, have food, and hire a boat to see fireflies at night.

How to get there:
By Bus
Take the Bangkok - Ratchaburi - Damnoen Saduak bus to get off at Amphawa Market

By Car
Take Highway 35 (Thon Buri - Pak Tho) to Km. 63. Drive through the town of Samut Songkhram to take Highway 325 (Samut Songkhram - Bang Phae). At Km. 36-37, take a left turn toward the King Rama II Memorial Park. The Market is near the King Rama II Memorial Park.
Opening Hours : Fri, Sat, Sun 12.00 am. - 08.00 pm.
Hotels : Hotels in Amphawa Area
Tha Kha Floating Market
Location : Amphawa District
Tha Kha floating market takes place on the 2nd, 7th, 12th days of both the waxing and waning moon of the lunar calendar, and also operates on every Saturday and Sunday from 06.00 am. to noon. The market is a rendezvous of vendor boats that carry local food, vegetable and fruit, which are homemade or local-grown. Chili pepper, shallots, garlic, coconut sugar, guavas, rose apples and pomelos, are just a few of the many uniquely Thai tastes on offer. Boat rental services are on offer for travelling to the villages and fruit orchards around Tha Kha Floating Market.

How to get there: Visitors wishing to go the Tha Kha Floating Market can go by car, taking the Highway No. 325 (Samut Songkhram - Bang Pae), take a right turn at Km. 32 and proceed for another 5 kilometers. You can also take the local buses servicing the Mae Klong Damnoen Saduak Route and the Tha Kha - Don Sam Route from the market in town in front of the Thai Military Bank.
Opening Hours : Sat and Sun 06.00 am. - 08.00 am.
Bang Noi Floating Market
Bang Khonthi District
Bang Noi Floating Market
Bang Noi Floating Market
Bang Noi Floating Market is not far from Amphawa Floating Market, located on Bang Noi canal in front of Koh Kaew temple, Kadung-nga Sub-District. In the past, it used to be an outstanding part to trade with China so this is old floating market but still has a lot of charm and things of interest. Merchandise in the market is agriculture from the gardener example, Lichee, Mango, Pomelo, Star apple, Rose apple, including food and dessert.

How to get there: Bang Noi Floating Market is located 5 kilometers away from the Amphawa Floating Market. Take Highway 35 - Highway 325 - Prachaset Road. After you have passed the Amphawa floating market, continue along Prachaset Road till you get to the Bang Noi floating market. Parking is available at Wat Koh Kaew.
Opening Hours : Sat and Sun 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Bang Nok Khwaek Floating Market
Bang Khonthi District
Bang Nok Khwaek is the longest riverside market in Samut Songkhram province. It used to be an active trading area in the past over 100th years of history. Along the riverside of the market, there are ancient wooden houses. Traces of the past can be seen through the Chinese pharmacy called Tong Sua Hung, old gas station along the riverside, Ban Nai Kangwan or old mafia of Bang Nok Khwaek’s house, and the house of Apidech Sit Hiran, a Thai boxer whose nickname is the kick of Bang Nok Khwaek. The popular dishes include crab noodles, traditional spicy shrimp padthai, coconut shells noodles, Thai rice noodles with curry at Ban Kanom Chine.

Boat tours are available without charges at the market by “Bang Nok Khwaek Floating Market” club. The itinerary includes cruising along Ratchaburi’s direction, visiting Bali-style home, feeding fish in front of the temple and seeing the ancient trees. Also, learning about Mamung How Manow Ho in Nang Sib Song Thai tale where mangos and limes are processed into drinks with benefits of repairing the body. Within this peaceful market, not only visitors can absorb the simply lifestyle which is passed on from generation to generation, but also they can experience many delicious foods, fun toys and local herbs and meet up with the generous local people. Visitors will feel like they have been travelling in time.
Opening Hours : Sat and Sun 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Don Manora Floating Market
Bang Khonthi District
Don Manora Floating Market is a small ancient market which the markets open only in the early morning. After that, the canal will be empty since merchants will be paddling their ways to another floating market.

Don Manora Floating Market still preserves its natural environment and ways of life of the people. Local people have been using this place as a trading center on the 2nd, 7th, 12th days of both the waxing and waning moon of the lunar calendar from the past until present. It is impressive to see the Don Manora canal full of merchant boats.

The must try food at the market are, for example, an ancient popcorn, boat noodles, fruits, such as; coconut, rose apple, guava, watermelon, mango, orange, pine apple etc. Also, Thai desserts are a recommended, for instance; sticky rice drenched in coconut milk, sticky rice and custard, bean-paste and sticky rice in coconut cream with ripe mango.

How to get there: From Nakhon Pathom Province, head toward Petchkasem road (Ratchaburi bound), after passing Nakhon Pathom for 30 kilometers, Nongpho Dairy Cooperative Ltd. will come into sight. Then, after going forward for another 10 kilometers, Bang Pae intersection will appear. Here is where Petchkasem road and Samut Songkram-Bang Pae road intersect. Go pass Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and keep going forward for another 8 kilometers. At one point, there will be a sign saying ‘Ratchaburi Province’, when one passes Obcharoen temple, please lower the speed. Don Manora Floating Market is located in between Klongmeng Bridge. It is Bangkontee District, Samut Songkram province on the one side, and Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi province on the other side. Turn left and the sign “Don Manora Temple” will appear. Keep going for another 500 meters; turn right at the intersection, where Bang Chak gas station stands with the sign “Don Manora Temple” on the left, and then keep going straight for another kilometer.
Natural Attractions
Don Hoi Lot
Location : Mueang District
Don Hoi Lot
Don Hoi Lot
Don Hoi Lot is the most famous spot in the province to eat seafood, and a dozen restaurants occupy the area around the nearby pier, many offering views out over the Gulf and its bountiful sandbar. It’s located on the mouth of the Mae Klong River. It was formed by the sedimentation of sandy soil called by villagers here as ‘Sai Khi Pet.’ The bar of 3 kilometers wide and 5 kilometers long covers two zones: Don Nok is on the mouth of Ao Mae Klong, accessible by boat; and Don Nai is located on the beach of the Chuchi village in Bang Chakreng Sub-District and on the beach of the Bang Bo village in Bang Kaeo Sub-District, accessible by car. The best time for travel to Don Hoi Lot is March - May because it’s time that water decreases longer than other time of the year.

How to get there:
1. To the Bang Bo village in Bang Kaeo Sub-District, take the Thon Buri - Pak Tho Road (Rama II Road), and before Km 62, follow the direction sign on the left to Don Hoi Lot for around 7 kilometers.

2. To the Chuchi village in Bang Chakreng Sub-District, take the Thon Buri - Pak Tho Road (Rama II Road), and at the foot of the Phra Phutthaloetla Naphalai Bridge or around Km 64, follow the direction sign to Don Hoi Lot for around 5 kilometers.
Amphawa Chaipattananurak
Location : Amphawa District
Amphawa Chaipattananurak
Amphawa Chaipattananurak
Amphawa Chaipattananurak is the royal project under the initiative of H.R.H Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn. She assigned Chaipattana Foundation to make this land to benefit Amphawa Community. Because the cultural heritage at the Amphawa riparian community is not intended to be kept alive merely within the local community, the Project has been promoted as a destination for ecotourism for both Thai and foreign visitors. The project area is arranged into 5 sections: Agricultural Demonstration Farm, Nakhawarang Cultural Playground, Community Shops, Chaan Chala Coffee & Tea House, Amphawa Community Exhibition.
Other Attractions
Klong Klone Mangrove Forest
Location : Mueang District
Khlong Khon is one of large mangrove forest in Thailand cover an area of approximately 70,000 Rais. It was once destroyed, harming the plentiful mangrove area, coastal ecosystem and marine animals. As fishing could not serve the local community sufficiently any longer, the youth turned to other occupations. As a group of villagers noted the serious issue, they got together and have been acting against deforestation since August 12, 1981. From the campaign of a small group of people led by the village headman Phaibun, who drew attention from government and private sectors, the mangrove forest has now retrieved its 5,000 Rais back. Currently, Klong Klone mangrove area is revitalized. There are people living along the coast in numbers, local fishing can serve villagers sufficiently, migrants have come back to earn a living in their hometown and families stay together.
Klong Klone Mangrove Forest
Klong Klone Mangrove Forest

Nowadays, Klog Klone mangrove forest is an important eco-tourism spot in Samut Songkram combining mangrove conservation, sustainable livelihoods and a renewed sense of community.
Ban Dontri or House of Music
Location : Amphawa District
Ban Dontri of House of Music has operated since 1 July, 1999. By 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. A voluntary group of traditional Thai musicians in the past has been formed to give music lessons for a new generation, so that the spirit of the music city would be passed down. Ban Dontri or House of Music is a building located in the temple compound of Wat Kudi Thong.
Ban Kru Eua
Location : Amphawa District
Ban Kru Eua is located near Amphawa floating market was founded by Suntarapron Foundation. Kru Eua was born in this place almost a hundred years ago, who was a musician, singer and composer and founded the famous “Suntaraporn” band, which was seen as the national legend of Thai classical music community. At the present, house of Kru Eua restored and used as an exhibition site for the life and works of the artist and the story of Suntaraporn songs from the past until present.

How to get there: To reach Ban Kru Eua by car, from Samut Songkhram’s centre, take Highway No. 325, which is the same route for Damnoen Saduak District and King Rama II Memorial Park. Around 6 kilometers before the t-junction, there is a left turn for Amphawa District. Drive straight for approximately 800 meters and there is a left turn for Amphawa Market. Park in front of Amphawa District Office or inside Amphawan Temple.
Opening Hours : Weekends and Public Holidays from 08.00 am.- 08.00 pm.
Ban Maeo Thai Boran
Location : Amphawa District
Ban Maeo Thai Boran
Ban Maeo Thai Boran
Ban Maeo Thai Boran is a house where species of genuine Siamese cats have been conserved. It’s constructed by Khun Pricha Phukkhabut, who is lovers and caretaker of Siamese cats. The purpose of Ban Maeo to promote and support the conservation of Siamese cats to be a treasure of the nation. It also gives information on genuine features of Siamese cats, supports research, exchanges knowledge and views between members, and exchanges research experiences and breeding with relevant bodies. Apart from the species of Wichian Mat, Siamese cats also include Si Sawat, Supphalak, and Koncha. Inside the house, there is a breeding section divided into cages of various types of Siamese cats.

How to get there: Take Highway 325 (Samut Songkhram - Bang Phae). Turn left to cross the Phra Si Suriyen Bridge and then turn right to Highway 3062. Cross the Pracha Chom Chuen Canal, past Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong and Wat Bang Khae Yai, and see the sign of the traditional Siamese cat house.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am.- 05.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3470 2068
Orchid Farm
Location : Amphawa District
Orchid Farm is a paradise for orchid lovers which the farm located on Samut Songkhram-Bang Phae Road. It is a pleasant stopping point where tourists can witness the many types of orchids cultivated in Thailand as well as enjoy beautiful collections of butterflies at nearby butterfly farms.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am.- 11.00 am.
Tao Tan
Location : Amphawa District
Palm Sugar is a famous quality product of Samut Songkhram. A place where palm sugar is made is called "Tao Tan", there are 5 Tao Tans situated between Km. 30-32 on Route No.325. When a coconut tree is about 3-4 years old, its spaces are cut, so that farmers can collect its sweet sap, then they simmer it over a fire until it becomes brown and dry.
Ban Phaya So
Location : Bang Khonthi District
Ban Phaya So is a center of the art and craft of handmade Thai alto fiddles are becoming rare, and the center is part of an effort to preserve the traditions and music associated with this unique Thai instrument. The featuring artisans involved in the carving and production of the So, or the Thai fiddle. Here, the So U (or alto fiddle) is carved out of coconuts and engraved with roses, monograms, astrological signs, and strung. Visitors can witness artisans at work and also learn to play the fiddle at the center.

How to get there: From the town of Samut Songkhram, follow Highway 325 (Samut Songkhram-Bang Phae) and take a left turn toward the King Rama II Memorial Park between Km 36-37. Ban Phaya So is around 3 kilometers from the park.
Contact : Tel. 0 3476 1949