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Samut Prakan

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Samut Prakan
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How to Reach

By bus

Air-conditioned buses (of the BMTA Bangkok Mass Transit Authority)

Line No. 502 (Sam Rong - Pak Khlong Talat), }
Line No. 506 (Pak Kret - Phra Pradaeng)
Line No. 507 (Sam Rong - Tha Phra)
Line No. 508 (Pak Nam - Tha Ratchaworadit)
Line No. 513 (Rangsit - Pu Chao Saming Phrai)
Line No. 523 (Sam Rong Thewet via Expressway)
Line No. 525 (Pak Nam - Tha Chang)
Line No. 102 (Pak Nam - Chong Nonsee)

Non-air conditioned buses
Line No. 2 (Sam Rong - Pak Khlong Talad)
Line No. 6 (Phra Pradaeng - Bang Lamphu)
Line No. 13 (Rangsit - Phu Chao Saming Phrai)
Line No. 20 (Pom Phra Chun- Tha Nam Din Daeng)
Line No. 23 (Sam Rong Thewet via Expressway)
Line No. 25 (Pak Nam - Tha Chang)

By car

You can use the old Sukhumvit Road and also Highway Number 303 to get there. The distance is only 29 kilometres to Samut Prakan town.

Distances from Amphoe Muang Samut Prakan to other Amphoes and King Amphoe :
Phra Pradaeng 12 km.
Bang Phli 17 km.
Bang Bo 38 km.
Phra Samut Chedi 21 km.
King Amphone Bang Sao Thong 32 km.

Key places to visit
Ancient City, Erawan Museum, Naval Museum, Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo, Wat Klang Worawihan, Fort Chulachomklao, Wat Asokaram, Hua Chiao Chaloem Phra Kiat Museum


Places to Visit

Ancient City

Has scaled replicas of buildings from all over Thailand and is interesting to cycle round. To get there independently from Bangkok, take the Skytrain to On Nut. Then a 511 air conditioned bus (ask to be told when to get off for Muang Boran). Then you take a no. 36 pickup truck bus 'songthaew' 8 or 9 baht, the rest of the way (ask to be told when you're there or keep looking left across the canal). That's an hour or more on the buses. A taxi ride from On Nut (Skytrain station) costs around 170 baht. Adult 350 baht, Child 200 baht.

Erawan Museum

The elephant is immediately noticeable at the Sukhumwit Road exit. From Bangkok, it takes about 35 minutes from On Nut Sky Train Station. A taxi from there wouldn’t cost more than 150 baht.If you go there by taxi then make sure he takes the Kanchanapisek Outer Ring road as there is an exit right by the museum. If you had to cross the river by boat, a taxi from the other side would only take about 15 minutes or so.),. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.. the most noticeable landmark in that area is The Three-Headed Elephant. The size and the structure attract tons of people to worship it. The three storeys inside the elephant contain antiquities and priceless collection of ancient religious objects of Kun Lek Viriyapant who is the museum owner. Its body made from bronze with pink pedestal rounded base decorated with millions of little tiles. The body is about 29 meters height. The whole height is about 44 meters. The design of all three floors represents three worlds. The lower floor is the underwater world. The upper floor is the earth, Kao Prasumain. The top is the second heaven. Getting there : Bus no.25, 142, 365 and air con bus no.102, 507, 511, 536 150 baht for adults, 50 baht for children. 50 baht baht for visiting the grounds only..

Naval Museum

The museum exhibits historical information on the Royal Thai Navy and major naval battles in 2 buildings.

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.

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:

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.

Hua Chiao Chaloem Phra Kiat Museum

It was constructed to provide assistance for fellow men and the university’s philosophy in sustaining arts and culture as well as doing research for the public benefits. The museum exhibits various aspects of the Sino-Thai relationship from past to present.

Right Time to Visit

July - December