Attractions in Samut Songkhram & Things to Do in Amphawa
Attractions in Samut Songkhram with things to do and see in Amphawa, information about temples, Amphawa Floating Market, Maeklong Railway Market, and local activities.
Amphawa Floating Market
Amphawa Floating Market is a popular evening floating market in Amphawa, Samut Songkhram. It received UNESCO award in 2008. Amphawa Float Market opens every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays from 03.00 PM until 09.00 PM.
Fireflies watching boat tour
Fireflies watching boat tour is a popular night activity for Amphawa visitors. Visitors can take a boat ride along the bank of Amphawa canal to see fireflies in the cork trees.
Maeklong Railway Market
Maeklong Railway Market is a local fresh market of Samut Songkhram people. Vendors at the market put stalls and umbrellas along the railway, and hundreds of people go shopping until the train turns up. Vendors quickly packs their things away right before the train goes straight through the middle of the market. Once the train passes, stalls will be reopened again as usual.
Wat Phet Samut Worawihan
Wat Phet Samut Worawihan is a royal temple, and has played a significant role in Thai historical migration. The temple expanded and became nationwide-respected temple where the Buddhist gather to make merit, and pay homage to the remaining Buddha images.
Don Hoi Lot
Don Hoi Lot is a pristine sandbar located at the mouth of Maeklong River near the gulf of Thailand. In the area of the sandbar, there are many shellfish species, but Hoi Lot (razor clam) is mostly found here, and has become the landmark of this place.
Amphawa Chaipattana Nurak Royal Project
Amphawa Chaipattana Nurak is the royal project under the initiative of H.R.H Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn to carry on Thai folk wisdom, and preserve ways of life of Amphawa people.
Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram
Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram is a temple located near King Rama II Memorial Park, and Amphawa floating market. This temple belongs to the Bang Chang family. At present it is a second class royal monastery. The beautiful main building and precious antiques inside the temple were from early Rattanakosin period.
King Rama II Memorial Park
King Rama II Memorial Park was built to honor King Rama II. Museum and traditional Thai house are also located in the park to display houses artifacts from the early Rattanakosin era, the King’s household furniture, and showcases the lives of Thais during the king’s reign.
Thaka floating market
Thaka floating market is an old classical floating market in Samut Songkhram. Thaka floating market is rendezvous point for vendors on boats selling local home-grown vegetables and fruits. A boat service is also available for visitors who want to explore nearby village, fruit orchards, and demonstration of coconut sugar making.
Wat Bang Kung
Wat Bang Kung is one of the historic site and memory of the battle against Burmese built in Ayutthaya period. Its Ordination Hall is covered with roots of four plants including Bodhi, Banyan, Krai and Krang. It has been honored as one of the Unseen Thailand list.
Plant mangrove trees
Plant mangrove trees is one of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities that can be sustainably contributed to the local community. You can also take a boat ride to see the mangrove forest area, monkeys, and experience the ways of life of local fishermen.
Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral
Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral is one of the oldest Catholic Church in Thailand, founded by Priest Paolo Salomon through the efforts of a French missionary. Its architecture is in the French Gothic style. Visitors can also enjoy its stained glass interiors, statues, candelabra and carvings.
Damnoen Saduak floating market
Damnoen Saduak floating market is one of the most famous floating market in Thailand near Bangkok with over 100 years old. There are many Thai and foreign tourists come and visit this floating market everyday. Even it has been changed slightly over time, but its atmosphere is still like 100 years ago.