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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 :

Don Hoi Lot  

        Don Hoi Lot, in the province of Samut Songkhram, is a famous tourist attraction. Basically this place is nothing but a sandy embankment right at the mouth of Mae Klong River. The embankment is around 5 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide, spread over two areas, namely Don Nok at the mouth of Ao Mae Klong and Don Nai at the beach of Chuchi village and at the beach of Bang Bo village.


        Don Hoi Lot is formed due to sedimentation of sandy soil. The villagers call it Sai Khi Pet. At Don Hoi Lot you can find many differed types of shellfish, namely razor clam, undulated surf clam, ridged Venus clam, tongue shell and cockles. Although there are so many varieties of shells found here, the most common are the razor clam shells, which are called Hoi Lot in Thai language. Thus, it is these shells that have lent their name to the embankment.

        Hoi Lot are bivalve mollusks and easily distinguished from all the other shells and bivalves in the area with straw-shaped shells and brownish-white meat. The brownish color of the meat can be attributed to mud in which their live. You can see numerous Hoi Lot during low tide and this is the time when the villagers come to catch them too.

        The way the villagers catch the Hoi Lot is very interesting and worth observing. Without even knowing it, the villagers protect this delicate marine environment. Basically you will see the villagers taking a thin stick covered with lime and inserting it into the holes where the shells are present. The lime tends to irritate the Hoi Lot and this prompts them to emerge from the hole. Thus, allowing the villagers to easily catch them. The villagers are very careful about not using the lime directly on the embankment as they know that they will harm the other shellfish living there.  

        Those of you keen on seeing Don Hoi Lot and its amazing marine life should visit Samut Songkhram between March and May. During these months the low tide timing is longer and the embankment gets exposed for a longer period of time. You can hire a boat from the village to reach Don Hoi Lot and on the way you can take some time to see the beautiful ecosystem of a mangrove. Depending on the type of boat you hire and the type of sightseeing, the fare is charged. For example, a charter boat with 6 people costs around 60 Baht while a visit to mouth of bay besides Don Hoi Lot costs around 200 Baht and the boat does not carry more than 5 people.

        After visiting Don Hoi Lot, you can go to the village and see the beautiful souvenir shops that sell Hoi Lot fish sauce, shrimp paste of Khlong Khon, dried seafood and many other local produce.

Samut Songkhram Travel Guide : Don Hoi Lot





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