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Samut Prakan Province:

           The Samut Prakan province, also called Pak Num, dwells at the mouth of Chao Phraya River that flows into the Gulf of Thailand. It is located in the central part of Thailand and is a part of greater Bangkok Metropolis. This province is located at a distance of 29 kilometers from Bangkok and is administratively divided into five districts

           There are several historical and cultural remnants of Ayutthaya period spread over the entire province. The most prominent of these is the ancient Pom Phra Chulachomklao Fortress, which guarded Thailand against foreign invasions. The fort has mangrove forests full of egrets, sea gulls, mudskippers and crabs. Various Buddhist temples and shrines built in Mon-style are present in Samut Prakan,. These temples are known for their unique Buddha images, beautifully decorated stuccos, roofs covered with ceramic shingles and splendid architecture. Other interesting places in this region are Erawan Museum with its huge collection of antiques, Bang Pu bay and world’s biggest open-air museum Muang Boran. More...

Samut Prakan Demographic Data :

Capital: Samut Prakan
Area: 1,004.1 km²
Ranked 70th
Inhabitants: 1,126,485 (2007)
Ranked 18th
Pop. density: 1122 inh./km²
Ranked 3rd
ISO 3166-2: TH-11
Governor: Anuwat Methiwibunwut
(since November 2006)

 

 

Samut Prakan Tourist Attractions:

  • Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo
  • Asokaram Temple
  • Fort Chulachomklao
  • Erawan Museum
  • City Pillar Shrine
  • Phra Suea Mueang Shrine
  • Naval Museum
  • Muang Boran or the Ancient City
  • King Rama V The Great Moument
  • HMS Mae Klong Museum
  • Naval Historical Park
  • Phra Samut Chedi
  • Prot Ket Chettharam Temple
  • Song Tham Worawihan Temple
  • Bang Namphueng Floating Market
  • Bang Phli Yai Klang Temple
  • Bang Phli Yai Nai Temple

 

 
 
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