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Attractions in Samut Sakhon province in Thailand

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Established in 1548 under the name "Sakhon Buri", Samut Sakhon is a trading port located about 30 km. southwest of Bangkok. It is the capital of a small province (872 square kilometres) and once played an important role in protecting the national capital, Bangkok, as is evidenced by the fort that still stands there.

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Lak Mueang Shrine

 

Tha Chalom

 

City attractions in Samut Sakhon

Mahachai Market

Mahachai Market is one of the country's largest fresh seafood markets, but if you're looking for collectables, there are also ceramics, sarongs and wicker furniture on sale here. A ferry across the river from the market leads to Tha Chalom, a large fishing village.

Wichian Chodok Fort

Built in 1827 to protect the mouth of the Chao Phraya River from foreign invaders, this fort is a crumbling ruin that brings to mind a bygone era. A cannon from the fort can be seen at the nearby city shrine and city hall.

Bencharong Ceramics

 

Out of city attraction in
Samut Sakhon

Salt Farms

Though few visitors make organised trips to salt farms, they are at the roadside throughout the province, and create odd reflections of the gleaming pyramids of salt in the water. Such scenes make fascinating backdrops for photos.

 

Shopping in Samut Sakhon

Bencharong Ceramics

The area around Samut Sakhon is famed for its production of Bencharong ceramics, in which an intricate patterned glaze is applied by hand using just five colours-red, black, blue, yellow and green. Traditionally used only by members of the aristocracy, these days Bencharong is popular with everybody, and is made in villages like Krathum Baen.

 
 
 
 

 

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