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. Visitors can purchase food, Thai sweets, souvenirs, handicrafts which are often popular with foreigners.

You may also take a boat ride to experience the floating market, and see some fruit orchards along the canal.

Opening hours: Daily 07.00 AM – 12.00 PM
Telephone number: 032 241 023

Baan Siriporn Resort is just 24-minute drive (20.7 km) to Damnoen Saduak floating market.

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.

Opening hours: Daily 07.00 AM – 08.00 PM
Telephone number: 034 761 347

Note

  • Please dress properly.
  • Please avoid visiting on Monday and Tuesday due to regular religious ceremony.
  • Advance arrangements must be made with the priest in order to get a guided tour.

Baan Siriporn Resort is just 25-minute drive (19 km) to Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral.

Plant mangrove trees

Plant mangrove trees is one of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities that can be sustainably contributed to the local community. Samut Songkhram Province has mangrove forest area at Khlong Khon district over 3,200,000 sq.m. (~ 2000 rai) which is good for tourists or organizations interested in mangrove rehabilitation. You can also take a boat ride to see the mangrove forest area, monkeys, and experience the ways of life of local fishermen.

In addition, the Khlong Khon community also has many seafood restaurants using fresh materials from local fishermen at affordable prices.

Telephone number: 034 731 329 (Subdistrict Administrative Organization), 082 794 1956, 086 177 7942 (Center for Mangrove Conservation)

Baan Siriporn Resort is just 18-minute drive (14.4 km) to Center for Mangrove Conservation.

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.

Next to the temple, there are sculptures of Thai boxing on display. Moreover, there is a small zoo and few old planes by the riverfront area.

Opening hours: Daily 08.00 AM – 04.30 PM
Telephone number: 034 760 630, 089 200 9684

Baan Siriporn Resort is just 24-minute drive (12 km) to Wat Bang Kung.

Thaka floating market

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.

Opening hours: Saturday-Sunday and every 2nd, 7th, 12th days of the lunar calendar from 06.00 AM – 12.00 PM
Telephone number: 034 766 208, 034 766 123 และ 034 749 380

Baan Siriporn Resort is just 22-minute drive (11.6 km) to Thaka floating market.

King Rama II Memorial Park

King Rama II Memorial Park was built to honor King Rama II, and located near Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram. 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.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 08.30 AM – 05.00 PM, Saturday-Sunday 08.30 AM – 07.30 PM
Admission fee: Adult 30 Thai Baht, Child 10 Thai Baht
Telephone number: 034 750 666, 034 750 376

Baan Siriporn Resort is just 15-minute drive (8.7 km) to King Rama II Memorial Park.

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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. It is believed that the position of the Chedi of Wat Amphawan is the place where Khun Nak gave birth to a son (Khun Chim) who later became King Rama II. At present it is a second class royal monastery. The beautiful main building and precious antiques inside the temple were from early Rattanakosin period.

Opening hours: Daily 08.00 AM – 04.00 PM
Telephone number: 034 725 547
Baan Siriporn Resort is just 15-minute drive (8.6 km) to Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram.

Amphawa Chaipattana Nurak Royal Project

Amphawa Chaipattana Nurak is the royal project under the initiative of H.R.H Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn. She assigned Chaipattana Foundation to utilize the donated land on carrying on Thai folk wisdom, and preserving ways of life of Amphawa people, including Thai traditional music band, demonstration of coconut leaf weaving, traditional cooking, traditional Thai puppet show, demonstration of leather shadow play carving. Chaan Chala Coffee & Tea House is also popular rendezvous for the project visitors to sit back and enjoy the vintage and retro interior while enjoy having beverages, ice cream and Thai sweets.

Opening hours: Daily 08.00 AM – 05.00 PM
Telephone number: 034 752 245, 02 282 4425 Ext. 006-7, 02 252 9880
Baan Siriporn Resort is just 18-minute drive (8.7 km) to Amphawa Chaipattana Nurak.

Photos credit http://www.chaipat.or.th/royal-projects-in-various-regions/central/3784-2011-03-18-07-03-46.html

Don Hoi Lot

ดอนหอยหลอด (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. If you want to hunt razor clam, the best period to visit this place is in March – May, because the water level is low enough during daytime. You can get a boat from local villagers to the outside sandbar, then taking a thin stick covered with lime and inserting it into the holes to lure the clams up from the sand.

There are some restaurants offer seafood by the sea. You can also purchase fresh and dried seafood for souvenirs to your friends and family.

Opening hours: Daily 08.00 AM – 05.00 PM
Telephone number: 034 723 736, 034 723 749

Remark

  • If you want to get a boat ride for razor clam hunting, please check water level beforehand.

Baan Siriporn Resort is just 14-minute drive (7 km) to Don Hoi Lot.

Wat Phet Samut Worawihan

Wat Phet Samut Worawihan is a temple once called “Wat Ban Laem” which once was a small temple and has played a significant role in Thai historical migration. The temple is located near Maeklong Railway Market. It was later awarded to the status of royal temple, and renamed to “Wat Phet Samut Worawihan”. The temple expanded and became nationwide-respected temple where the Buddhist gather to make merit, and pay homage to the remaining Buddha images. In the temple compound, there is a monk museum, exhibiting Buddha images, amulets from various periods, artifacts, antiques, and a pulpit from the Ayutthaya period.

In the evening, there are several Thai food stalls on the road in front of the temple where you can have dinner. Parking area is just across the temple.

Opening hours: Daily 08.00 AM – 04.30 PM
Telephone: 034 752 847, 034 752 848

Baan Siriporn Resort is just 5-minute drive (1.8 km) to Wat Phet Samut Worawihan.