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- Visit the Amphawa Floating Market
- Shop and sample street foods at MaeKlong Railway Market
- Discover the beauty of Wat Bang Kung
- Witness a natural wonder at Don Hoi Lot
- Explore the historical King Rama II Memorial Park
- Visit Baan Teelanka, an Upside Down House attraction
- Pay respects at Wat Charoen Sukharam Worawihan
- Admire the golden beauty of Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong
- Visit local seafood restaurants
- Take a boat ride and explore Tha Kha Floating Market
Samut Songkhram is a treasure trove of cultural wonders and natural beauty. From visiting the vibrant Amphawa Floating Market and its historical sites to exploring its serene landscapes, you won’t run out of interesting things to do here!
Not sure where to begin your trip? No worries! Here’s a list of our team’s favourite activities in the province.
Visit the Amphawa Floating Market
- Monday to Thursday- Closed
- Friday to Sunday- 2 PM to 8 PM
Ready to dive into a sensory feast? Head over to the vibrant Amphawa Floating Market and immerse yourself in a whirlwind of colours, scents, and flavours.
From sizzling seafood to mouthwatering desserts, you’ll find an array of street food delights that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. Don’t forget to haggle and negotiate like a pro to snag some unique souvenirs.
Plan your visit in the late afternoon to evening for the best experience. The market comes alive during this time, with boats lining the canals and a lively atmosphere taking over.
Shop and sample street foods at MaeKlong Railway Market
- Daily- 8 AM to 7 PM
Attention all shopaholics and food enthusiasts! MaeKlong Railway Market is a must-visit destination that combines shopping thrills with delicious street food delights.
Explore the market’s narrow alleys filled with an abundance of fresh produce, local handicrafts, trendy fashion, and more.
For the best experience, consider visiting in the morning or early afternoon. This is when the market is in full swing, and you can witness the unique spectacle of vendors quickly retracting their stalls as the train passes through.
Discover the beauty of Wat Bang Kung
Entrance fee: Free
- Daily- 7 AM to 5 PM
Nestled within the roots of a sprawling banyan tree, Wat Bang Kung exudes an ethereal charm that will leave you breathless.
As you wander through the temple grounds, you’ll uncover hidden statues, tranquil meditation spaces, and a sense of deep reverence that permeates the air.
Don’t forget to capture the beauty of this unique sanctuary, as every angle offers a picturesque scene that’s sure to enchant your senses.
Witness a natural wonder at Don Hoi Lot
This captivating spot is famous for its vast expanse of exposed mudflats during low tide, transforming the landscape into a stunning mosaic of patterns and textures.
As the tide recedes, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the abundant marine life, from tiny crabs scurrying about to colourful seashells scattered across the sand
Remember to wear comfortable shoes as you explore the mudflats and keep an eye out for the diverse marine life that emerges during this time.
Explore the historical King Rama II Memorial Park
Contact details: +6634751376
- Wednesday- Closed
- Daily- 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Dedicated to the memory of King Rama II, this park showcases the rich cultural heritage of Thailand.
Here, you can stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens while admiring traditional Thai architecture. Don’t forget to explore the museum! It houses a remarkable collection of artefacts and artworks from the king’s era.
Take a peaceful boat ride along the tranquil Mae Klong River, which runs alongside the park, and soak in the serene atmosphere.
Visit Baan Teelanka, an Upside Down House attraction
Contact details: +66844565279
- Daily- 10 AM to 6 PM
A mind-bending adventure at Baan Teelanka awaits you. Here, everything is turned upside down, from the exteriors to the objects in the rooms! Don’t forget to snap gravity-defying photos of the place and its cleverly designed optical illusions.
Our favourite part is it also offers a range of mind-boggling puzzles and escape rooms that will put your problem-solving skills to the test!
Consider visiting on weekdays or earlier in the day to have ample time to explore the upside-down house and engage in the various interactive activities without feeling rushed.
Pay respects at Wat Charoen Sukharam Worawihan
Contact details: +6634703212
- Daily- 8 AM to 5 PM
Whether you seek spiritual solace or wish to immerse yourself in the local culture, a visit to Wat Charoen Sukharam Worawihan is a must. As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by the tranquil ambiance, intricate architectural details, and the scent of incense wafting through the air.
Remember to dress modestly and cover your shoulders and knees since it’s a temple. It’s also customary to remove your shoes before entering the premises.
Admire the golden beauty of Wat Phummarin Kudi Thong
Contact details: +66858279185
The showstopper in this temple is the “Kudhi Thong”. This golden teak monk’s cell is like something out of a movie!
Inside, you’ll find vibrant murals and a bunch of valuable antiques, including ancient Buddha images and porcelain bowls. Some of them are even over 300 years – pretty interesting, right?
When you reach the top, make sure to deposit your luck which is believed to bring you good fortune.
The deposit process involves picking flowers in the colour of your birthday, filling out a horoscope sheet (costs 100 baht) with your name, address, and birth date, and offering prayers for blessings.
Visit local seafood restaurants
If you’re a seafood lover, you’re in for a treat in Samut Songkhram! Trust me, the local seafood restaurants here are a foodie’s paradise that you absolutely need to check out.
Make sure to visit Daeng Seafood and Pawat Somtum Seafood. These places know their seafood game like no other. They’ll serve you up dishes that will make your taste buds sing and leave you craving more.
We recommend trying the specialties of the region, such as the famous grilled river prawns or steamed fish with lime and chilli sauce.
Take a boat ride and explore Tha Kha Floating Market
- Monday to Friday- Closed
- Saturday to Sunday- 6 AM to 2 PM
This traditional market offers a glimpse into the vibrant local life along the canals. Hop on a long-tail boat and discover a delightful assortment of fresh produce, local handicrafts, and enticing street food stalls.
Be prepared for potential negotiation with boat operators regarding the price and duration of the ride.