Samut Songkhram Province is an ancient
historical province with interesting and appealing tourist destinations. This
province is geographically located at the mouth of Mae Klong River at the Gulf
Tha Kha Floating Market is the
significant tourist attraction in Samut Songkhram. Buying fruits, vegetables
and local products from boats is a unique experience. Another most featured
spot is the Don Hui Lot. This is a marvel of the nature and is worth a visit.
It is a sandbar located at the mouth of Mae Klong River and is famous for its
endemic shell population. Catching worm shells is the favorite pastime at Don
Hui Lot. Restaurants serve a wide range
of local products such as fresh-dried worm shell, fresh-dried seafood, fish
sauce, Khlong Khon shrimp paste, palm sugar, and palm juice.
Tourists can take a boat ride over the Mae Klong River and have a
glimpse of the captivating natural surroundings on the riverside, including coconut
groves and ancient Thai-style houses. King Rama II Memorial Park houses several
interesting places that display the history, tradition and cultural heritage of
the region. Apart from these, a beautiful orchid farm is present in this region
containing different species of orchids. The magnificent Buddhist temples and
shrines are another major attraction in this province.
The region is famous for its
festivals and celebrations. The Annual Longboat racing held during Loy
Kraythong Festival during November is a treat to watch. The King Rama II
Memorial Festival is held annually in February. Other prominent events include
the Lychee Day Fair, Large White Pomelo Fair and Songnam Luang Pho Wat Ban Laem and Worship Fair. There are several
entertainment options available during these festivals including folk dances,
songs, contests, and handicrafts.
Located 72 kilometers from
Bangkok, this province is well connected by road and rail. Daily train services
are available for tourists from Wongwianyai Railway Station in Bangkok. The
Transport Company Limited operates daily bus service to this province from
Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal.