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Chang-Eng Siamese Twins Memorial :

Samut Songkhram Travel Guide : Chang-Eng Siamese Twins Memorial
     We all know that Siamese twins is somehow associated with old Thailand but going to Samut Songkhram, you will be able to find out the real story. In Samut Songkhram, there is the Chang-Eng Siamese Twins Memorial, which tells the story behind the moniker Siamese twins. The memorial and museum is located in Lat Yai subdistrict, around 4 kilometers from the Samut Songkhram city hall.More....

Wat Phet Samut Worawihan :

Samut Songkhram Travel Guide : Wat Phet Samut Worawihan
        Wat Ban Laem, situated in Samut Songkhram town, has a rich and interesting history. Centuries ago the temple was called Wat Si Champa. According to historical evidence, Phetchaburi was attacked by Burmese army in 1764.  More....



Samut Songkhram Travel Guide :

Bang Kung Camp 

        Bang Kung Camp is a historic site, which is worth visiting when you go to Samut Songkhram. The camp was a Thai navy campsite and according to the royal chronicles, the camp has a lot of importance attached to it.


        In 1767, the Ayutthaya kingdom suffered its second defeat against the Burmese army. This prompted King Taksin, the Great, from moving a naval force to the district of Bang Kung as the city of Mae Klong was in the way which was used by the Burmese army. Bang Kung was fortified with a wall. A guard unit for the camp was formed with the enrollment of Chinese from Rayong, Chon Buri, Ratchaburi and Kanchanaburi. This resulted in Bang Kung Camp being called Bang Kung Chinese Camp. King Taksin, the Great, named the guards Thahan Phakdi Asa, which translates to voluntary loyal soldiers.

        In 1768, the King Angwa from Burma led his army through Kanchanburi to surround Bang Kung Camp. However, King Taksin, the Great, along with Phra Maha Montri fought together and defeated the Burmese army. This was the first victory against the Burmese after the establishment of Thon Buri Kingdom by King Taksin, the Great. The victory boosted the moral of the Thai people while sending fear through the invading Burmese.

        After this, Bang Kung Camp was not used for nearly 200 years. Then in 1967, the Ministry of Education established a Boy Scout camp at the site in the honor King Taksin, the Great. A shrine was also erected to honor King Taksin, the Great.

        Today, when you visit the camp you can see an ubosot, also known as an ordinational hall, within the precinct of the camp. The ubosot is commonly called Bot Luangpho Dam and historical evidence shows that it was built during the Ayutthaya period. The ubosot is covered with 4 species of fig trees and this has prompted the people from calling it Bot Prok Pho, which means ordination hall covered with Bodhi trees.

Samut Songkhram Travel Guide : Bang Kung Camp





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