Samut Songkhram Land of vibrant Thai culture

first_imgSamut Songkhram is a small province, 72 km from Bangkok covering an area of 416 sq km. The province is divided into three districts – Amphoe Mueang, Amphoe Amphawa and Amphoe Bang Khonthi.For those who enjoy cultural tourism and traditional ways of life, this province has much to offer. For example, the people here earn a living from vegetable and fruit farming, and coconut palm sugar simmering. Furthermore, the floating market at Tha Kha still maintains the traditional way of life of a community by a canal.Amphawa Floating Market, Maeklong Railway Market (Hoop Rom Market) and King Rama II Memorial Park are some of the famous and most sought-after attractions in Samut Songkhram.Coconut sugar making, cycling around the fruit orchards, re-born fruits and vegetables making are the activities that can be done in Ban Bang Phlap community in Amphoe Bang Konthi. Visitors can learn about painting Benjarong. Vibrantly decorated Khon masks are considered to be some of Thailand’s most valuable work of art. Tourists can observe a demonstration and experience mask painting.last_img