Follow fun things to do in Samut Songkram province nearby Bangkok where you can enjoy the bustling atmosphere at both sides of Amphawa Floating Market, the charming river to be seen in every weekend. The magical power of the Buddha Image of Luang Por Nilmanee inside Bot Prok Pho, an old heritage from the Ayutthaya era.
Amphawa Floating Market
From the prosperity in the past to recession, Amphawa Floating Market has now been revived and bustling again with strong cooperation from local people. Every evening at weekend, Amphawa Floating Market is crowded with throngs of travelers and merchants paddling their boats to sell products including food, desserts and more. Tourists can cruise on the boat to see the local life by the river. There are many old wooden houses offering a wide range of products. Don’t forget to cruise a boat along the river to see beautiful fireflies at night. It’s the symbol of Amphawa Floating Market.
Following early prosperity, Amphawa Floating Market has survived a recession and is now enjoying a revival and bustling once more, thanks to locals’ efforts. Every weekend evening the market is crowded with shoppers and sightseers, and merchants paddle their boats laden with food, desserts and other goods. Tourists can take a boat ride to see the local life along the river. Many of the old wooden houses on the riverbanks are shops selling a wide range of products. At dusk the air is full of fireflies – a beautiful symbol of Amphawa Floating Market.
- Amphawa District, Samut Songkram Province.
King Rama 2 Park
Take your time and admire the beauty of Thai cultural art and heritage in King Rama 2 Park. Watch the show in the outdoor theatre to learn about the Thai history and experience the artifacts from the early Rattanakosin period in the Thai Style- museum. Immerse yourself in the garden adorned with the models of literature about Sung Tong.
- On the bank of the Khlong River, Amphawa District, Samut Songkram Province, Tel. +66 3475 1666
Bot Prok Pho and Bang Kung Camp in the Ayutthaya Period
Get amazed with the large roots like Oak tree and Banyan tree covering the old church inside to become one amazing site and part of the giant tree. There is a golden Buddha image inside the church and it is one of Thailand’s unseen sites where tourists from around the world come to watch with their own eyes. Nearby area is Bang Kung Camp, another major attraction that will take tourists back to the time of independent era.
The tangled roots of an ancient banyan tree have almost completely enveloped the old chapel of Bok Phro. There is a golden Buddha image inside the chapel and tourists come from far and wide to see this most unusual site with their own eyes. Nearby Bang Kung Camp, another popular attraction, takes tourists back to the time when Ayutthaya was one of Siam’s independent kingdoms.
- Tambon Bang Kung, Bang Khon Tee District, Samut Songkram Province.
Don Hoi Lot
If you want to know how “Don Hoi Lot” looks like, visit Pak Nam Mae Khlong because sand bar around there is called “Sai Khee Ped”, very well habitat for Hoi Lot. This brings the name of Don Hoi Lot. We recommend you to visit this place during the tide is falling to see the local life by the river in which locals come out to catch shells with the traditional method. Tour service is available here.
- Muang District, Samut Songkram Province
Inside of Baan Benjarong, a wooden house is shady with trees, ceramics and pottery. Many areas in this old wooden house is full of creative local craftsmanship of Tambon Bang Chang including a variety of Benjarong, ceramics, Celadon and porcelain bowls including paintings of Benjarong that have been continuously developed. Don’t forget to buy some or watch the production process.
Baan Benjarong, a wooden house surrounded by shady trees, houses a stunning display of ceramics and pottery. Every corner of this old wooden house is full of the local craftsmanship of Tambon Bang Chang, including Benjarong, Celadon and porcelain bowls, and pieces showing the development of Benjarong patterns. Watch the production process and buy some to take home.
- Tambon Bang Chang, Amphawa District, Samut Songkram Province, Tel. +66 3475 1951, +668 9746 2433, www.baanbenjarong.com
Na Kluea Makers School
A few people know how hard to make Kluea Samut, Na Kluea Makers School has the answer. The school is a learning center where people can learn about the production process of each kind of salt including White salt, Klang salt, Black salt and many more. Apart from salt used to cook food, a mixture of sodium, potassium, and calcium salts found in salt pans used to make cosmetics. There is a staff to provide more knowledge in the school.
Have you ever wondered how salt is made? At Na Kluea Saltmakers School you can learn how. But if you think that salt is just salt, you’re in for a surprise. The school can teach you all about the production processes for different colours and kinds of salt. And apart from the salts used in cooking, there are mixtures of sodium, potassium, and calcium salts used to make cosmetics. Let the school’s knowledgeable staff unlock the mysteries of this apparently simple commodity.
- Tambon Bang Kaew, Muang District, Samut Songkram Province, Tel. +668 1856 2673