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3Days 2Nights: Samut Sakhon - Samut SongKram (The Exposition Link)

Planner : Samut Sakhon 1 Day , Samut Songkhram 2 Day

Period : 3 Days 2 Nights

Category : Local Experience,

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  • Day 1

     :  Samut Sakhon

    Ban Don Kai Dee (Benjarong Village)

    Ban Don Kai Dee in Krathum Baen District of Samut Sakhon Province is the premiere location where Thailand’s famed Benjarong porcelain is fired. The ceramics produced here are of the finest quality and are much sought after by collectors, universally admired for the beauty and grace of their unique form, design, and color. Ban Don Kai Dee in particular is known for its design, named Sakharabenjayamanee, or the Five-coloured Gemstones of Sakhon City, with its blue-green color representing the city’s coastal fishing history. The locals of Ban Don Kai Dee have formed a thriving handicraft group. The hospitable villagers welcome visitors with not only beautiful wares on offer, but also interactive activities. The craft of Benjarong porcelain is demonstrated eagerly to tourists, and visitors may also enjoy tours of the village and visits to the nearby orchards and coast. Standard homestays at very reasonable prices, with food included, are offered by many local families. To get to the village, take Highway 35 (Thon Buri-Pak Tho) and turn left onto Highway 3091. Ban Don Kai Dee is 2.2 kilometers from the clock tower.  

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  • Day 2

     :  Samut Songkhram

    Amphawa Floating Market

    Opening days : Friday – Sunday
    Opening hours : 2.00 – 8.00 p.m.   About Amphawa Amphawa Floating Market is one of Thailand’s floating markets which is old and very popular among tourists.  This floating market is also one of the top Samut Songkhram’s tourist attractions.  Because it is not far from Bangkok, every Friday – Sunday the market will be packed by the tourists who come to enjoy canalside views or having delicious food.  All visitors can purchase seafood, local Thai dessert or souvenirs for friends and family.  Moreover, the visitors can have a boat tour to see views and lifestyles along Amphawa Canal.  At night, the visitors can arrange for a boat trip to watch fireflies in cork trees as a fascinating night scene of the day.    Places nearby King Buddhalertla (Phuttha Loet la) Naphalai Memorial Park : visitors can see people’s way of lives, traditional Thai houses and antiques from early- 19th-century Siam.   Wat Bang Kung : a temple where a seated Buddha covered in twinkling gold leaves, an unseen picture of Thailand, was located.   The Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral : an ancient and beautiful Catholic church with Gothic style which is one of the most beautiful churches in Thailand.    Tha Kha Floating Market : a market located in Samut Songkhram for over 100 years with a lively scene of vendors paddling boats to sell things in the morning.    Bang Noi Floating Market : a little ancient market with its charm and tranquility where visitors can experience canalside lifestyles in the morning.    Getting There and Away Car : take Rama II road (Thonburi – Pak Thor), Highway 35 to Km.63 going to Samut Songkhram province.  Then, take Highway 325 (Samut Songkhram – Bang Phae) to Km.36-37, turn left to King Buddhalertla (Phuttha Loet la) Naphalai Memorial Park.  The market is nearby the park.   Bus : take the bus Bangkok – Damnoen Saduak to Amphawa Floating Market.

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  • Day 3

     :  Samut Songkhram

    Baan Hua Had

    Baan Hua Had is a canalside village in Muang Mai Sub District, Amphawa District, Samutsongkhram Province. Baan Hua Had is located close to Kaew Om Canal which connects Amphawa District, Bang khonthi District, Samutsongkhram Province and Wat Phleng District, Ratchaburi Province. Over ten Baan Hua Had families have established Baan Hua Had Homestay for tourists to spend their nights with the locals. The tourists will experience the locals’ simple lifestyle by offering food to the monks in the boat and sometimes the monks will paddle to ask for alms as well, enjoying temples and Thai houses along the canal and tasting local snacks that the locals paddle to sell while visiting a tangor garden which can only be cultivated in a specific area. The tourists will also see how coconut sugar is made at Baan Loong Piak, the cooking of Thai food and dessert and interesting processed agricultural products such as turning coir into a flower pot and weaving coconut leaves into a basket. There are boat services to visit Thai musical instrument house and nile tilapia sea cage farming. Another tourist attraction that you cannot miss is a firefly boat-trip in the midst of complete silence and calmness.  Going from Bangkok to Samutsongkhram, take highway no.325 (Samutsongkhram-Bang Phae), drive for 15 kilometers. When you see a police booth, turn left. Look for the Wat Bang Kae Noi post. Drive there and look for a guidepost to Krua Poo Yai Thongyip restaurant. Drive for another 7 kilometers until arriving at the restaurant. Baan Hua Had Homestay will be on your right. There are nine houses available, accommodating up to 100 persons. Other costs include; homestay: 250-350 baht/person/night (breakfast and dinner included), guide service: 500 baht/day/group, motorboat (8 seats): 300 baht/boat, traditional massage: 200 baht/hour. For more information, please contact Khun Thongyip Kaewnilkun (head of village Moo 9) at 0-3473-5073 or 087-156-4017  

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