Samut Prakan

SAMUT PRAKAN

Art and Industry Outside of Bangkok

Set at the mouth of Thailand’s venerable Chao Phraya River, Samut Prakan offers visitors numerous historical and cultural sites. A diverse mix of museums of local attractions which include the Ancient City and the Erawan Art & Architecture Museum. The area also hosts several industrial estates. Due to its many expatriate residents, English language is commonly spoken. With easy access from Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Samut Prakan is becoming a successful destination for unique business events.

FAST FACTS

REGION

Central

POPULATION

1,293,553 people (Male: 619,911 people, Female: 673,642 people)

HOW TO GET THERE

More than two dozen buses depart various locations in Bangkok everyday en route to Samut Prakan, covering about 30 km. From Bangkok, take Sukhumvit Road (the old line) and Highway 303 (Suksawat Road) for approximately 29 kilometres to Samut Prakan downtown area.

ACTIVITIES

Horse Riding, Golfing, Watching mangrove and sea birds and having seafood by the sea, Fruit orchard cycling tour

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

Bang Pu Seaside, The Erawan Museum, Bang Namphueng Floating Market, Naval Museum, Crocodile Farm and Zoo,, Bang Phli Floating Market, Bung Tako, Phra Samut Chedi, Ancient City, Erawan Museum, Klong Suan Market, Phra Chulachomklao Fort

INTERESTING INFO

On the next-to-last day of Buddhist Lent, the Lotus Flower Receiving Festival takes place at Bang Phli where locals line up at the banks of Klong Samrong to toss lotus flowers onto the vessel; conveying a replica of the revered image of Buddha.