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Bored of city life? Want somewhere close to Bangkok but worthwhile a visit? Then Samut Songkhram province is the right choice for you. Less than two hours drive by car, you can easily make a one day trip to Samut Songkhram. Let's discover what can you do there!

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7 Popular Things to Do at Samut Songkhram

1. Amphawa Floating Market

There is no doubt that most of you will heard of the name of this famous Amphawa Floating Market before. At this floating market, there is a variety of Thai food, fruit, dessert for you to try. In addition, they also sell a lot of souvenirs. After you take a long-tailed boat to observe the local people's lifestyle, get on board, and order seafood cooked freshly on the boat to be enjoy. Watch the sunset, eat seafood, and enjoy your slow-life time with your friends, lovers, or family.

2. King Rama II Memorial Park

Located beside Amphawa Floating Market, this King Rama II Memorial Park is dedicated to our beloved King Rama II's art and culture achievement. Inside this park, there are several Thai traditional houses that you can enter and take photos in. Also as you take a walk throughout each house, you will get a chance to learn more about Thai lifestyle during the past.

3. Maeklong Railway Market

This is another level of traditional market! When you first arrived at this market, Maeklong Railway Market look like a regular traditional market that sells vegetables, fruits, fish, flowers, meat, herbs, spices ... all the things you can normally get at a local market. But don't forget that this market is located beside the train track. So when the train is arriving, all the stalls will pull up their umbrellas to let the train pass. Be prepared to capture this extraordinary show!

4. Maeklong River Boat Trip

Boat is one of the major transportation that ancient Thai use to go around. At Samut Songkhram province, riding a wooden boat along Maeklong river is a must-try activity for you all to try. While you are on the boat, you can also explore the local lives beside the river.

5. DIY Coconut Palm Sugar

Samut Songkhram province is also famous for its coconut palm sugar. Have you tried it before? But this time, why don't you try making it by yourself? It's going to be even more fun, getting your hands all messy.

6. Plant Mangrove Trees

Other than floating markets and temples, Samut Songkhram also offer nature lover a place to go! You can explore a mangrove forest by a long-tail boat and observe the local nature, plant the mangrove tree, catch mussels, and feed monkeys. You can even relax and enjoy lunch at a small house in the middle of the sea. I bet you will not want to go back home anymore!

7. Watch Fireflies at Night

After the entire days strolling through floating market and temples, last but not least, end your day trip to Samut Songkhram by watching the fireflies on the boat. Such a calm and peaceful day indeed!

There are so much you can do at Samut Songkhram. Art lover; nature lover; shopping lover... basically anyone is going to have fun here!