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Samut Sakhon
About Samut Sakhon

Samut Sakhon is one of province in Thailand that locate at the east. This province is one of well-known coastal province along the line of Thailand bay. The main industrial of this province is fishery and large scale production of sea salt.

                  There are historical record of Ayutthaya era that relate to Samut Sakhon. This record contain a story about an honorable man names Pan Thai Norasing. It a tale about his loyalty when he serve under his lord. 

                  District division in Samut Sakhon can be separate this province in to 3 district

Samut Sakhon city district
Kratumban district
Ban Phaew district

According to Samut Sakhon Attraction Information there are some tourist attraction to pay a visit

Wat Chong Lom is the temple in Samut Sakhon city district. This temple has a good view point. The front side has estuary view point and the back side has a Tha Chin river view point.

Wat Luk Si Raja Samosorn is the main city’s temple that contain Samut Sakhon’s Buddha statue.

Wat Pa Chai Ransi is the temple in Samut Sakhon city district. This temple has a architecture style that similar to rock palace of ancient north east city.

Pan Thai Norasing Historical Park. This park is where Pan Thai Norasing shrine was built. Also this park has nature trail to study about mangrove forest.

Wat Grok Grak is the temple in Samut Sakhon city district. The attraction of this temple is Buddha statue wear a sunglasses. The tale about this statue is long time ago there was outbreak of conjunctivitis so villager came to pray for bless with the statue and they gave gold seal on the eye of statue as a gift. The abbot of the temple have to use a sunglasses on the statue to prevent villager from seal its eye.

The Dolphin view point. This view point is locate at Machanu shrine on the Mahachai estuary.

Don Kai Dee village or Benjarong village. This village is craftsman village who process a skill to made Benjarong ware generation after generation. The Benjarong ware from this village is a very high grade ware that receive One Tambon One Product (OTOP) 5 stars standard.

Wat Nang Sao is the temple that has some wield looking sanctuary called Ma Ha Ud sanctuary. This sanctuary has base look like a ship bilge also it has no window and has only one entrance.

Pan Thai Norasing Waterpark. This Waterpark is locate in Samut Sakhon city district. This place has a lot of plaything and activities to have fun with.

According to Samut Sakhon Travel Guide Samut Sakhon province has a lot of activities for tourist to participate.

Historical trip that held by Samut Sakhon province itself. This trip is a bus trip for detour around historical and cultural attraction such as Pan Thai Norasing shrine, Vi Chean Cho Dok Fort, and Mahachai Market.

Aside from Historical trip there are another activities that tourist can participate around Samut Sakhon for example boat trip that travel along city’s canal, agriculture tour that took tourist around fruit farm and flower garden, watch the demonstration how to make a coconut’s sugar and Learn how to make Benjarong ware.

About food and accommodation there a lot of fresh sea food that you can buy in a cheap price but still got a good grade food. Also the coastal area has a lot of resort and hotel with a beautiful sea view. However if you want some local home stay resort you can find it along canal side far from the city such as Benjarong village home stay group its a home stay group found by villager that provide tourist both accommodation and activity about Benjarong ware.

If you interest in Samut Sakhon province you can travel to this place easily by bus. There are bus station for south line travel and the bus line is Bangkok-Samut Sakhon.

For more information, please contact Transport Company Limited Tel. 1490 or www.transport.co.th or you can book the ticket online at www.busticket.in.th and www.thaiticketmajor.com also you can buy ticket online at www.thairoute.com

How to go

Regular busses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal daily between 4.30 a.m. and 9.30 p.m. for Samut Sakhon. Call 0 2435 1199-200 for more information.

Visitors can take a regular train from Bangkok’s Wongwian Yai Railway Station to Mahachai Railway Station daily and then connect a ferry from Mahachai to Samut Sakhon Town. Call 0 2465 2017 for more information

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Wat Yai Chom Prasat

Located on Highway No.35 with a left turn after crossing the Tha Chin River, this is an ancient temple presumed to have been built during the Ayutthaya era. The doors and windows of both the old and new chapels were neatly and beautifully carved in various floral designs. It is believed the craftsmen were Chinese, as the carvings include some Chinese trees.

Wat Yai Chom Prasat

Phan Thai Norasing Shrine

This is regarded as the symbol of honesty. It was erected to be a memorial to Phanthai Norasing, a man of integrity of the Ayutthaya period. The historic event occurred in 1704 when Phra Chao Sua, a king of Ayutthaya, made a royal visit by the Ekkachai royal barge via the curved Khok Kham Canal. Phanthai Norasing, who was the coxswain, could not operate the steering, thus causing the prow to be broken by hitting the limb of a tree.

Phan Thai Norasing Shrine