Samut Prakan Information
Samut Prakan is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand.
Neighboring provinces are in the west and north Bangkok and Chachoengsao to the east.
Suvarnabhumi Airport (or also called (New) Bangkok International Airport) is located in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province.
Erawan Museum : The 3-headed elephant museum was constructed to house Mr. Lek Viriyahbhun’s collection of art objects and antiquities and various other cultural heritage items for the benefits of younger generations.
Naval Museum : The museum exhibits historical information on the Royal Thai Navy and major naval battles in 2 buildings.
Mueang Boran or the Ancient City : It covers a total area of approximately 800 rai where imitations of major tourist attractions around the country are situated such as Khao Phra Wihan, Prasat Hin Phanom Rung, Wat Mahathat, Phra Phutthabat, Phra That, Phra That Chaiya, etc.
Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo : It was established in 1950 and is at present the world’s largest crocodile farm, where more than 60,000 crocodiles of various sizes are bred.
Wat Klang Worawihan : It is a second-class royal temple of the late Ayutthaya period. A mandapa or mondop was constructed to house ‘Phra Phutthabat Si Roi’ – the Four Buddha’s Footprints – with a gable decorated with stucco reliefs and Bencharong crockery.
Wat Asokaram : As one of the province’s major temples, it has many spots of interest such as Phra Thutangkhachedi (Dhutangachedi) which is a complex of 13 chedis, and Wihan Wisuthithammarangsi, a 3-storey building with 4 porches and a superstructure in the form of a mondop.
Fort Chulachomklao : This is a modern fort that once played a significant role in protecting the sovereignty of the Thai nation in a historic fight in 1893. There are many spots of interest inside the fort complex including:
King Rama V the Great Monument : A graceful monument of King Rama V the Great in the uniform of a naval general holding a sword in both hands.
HTMS Mae Klong Museum : The Royal Thai Navy’s warship with the longest service period of 60 years discharged for deterioration by the Ministry of Defence and conserved to be a museum.
Naval Historical Park : The exhibition building puts on display photographs of the destruction from fighting and development of the Royal Thai Navy. There is also an open exhibition of naval armaments and munitions.
Phra Samut Chedi : The chedi was constructed under the royal command of King Rama II. The chedi contains the Buddha’s relic and images of the Buddha Pacifying the Ocean and Phra Chai Wat.
Bang Namphueng Floating Market : The charm of this floating market is the canal side lifestyle of the community whose members are mostly Thai – Mon. Local products and famous food such as fish-scale flowers, herbal joss sticks, Hoi Thot (fried mussel pancake), Khanom Khrok or mortar-toasted pastry, mango, etc. are also offered on sale.04356A3E.htm
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