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"จากการที่เราได้โปรโมตจังหวัดสมุทรปราการมาเป็นเวลากว่า 10 ปี เรารู้สึกภูมิใจที่มีผู้เข้าชมเวบไซด์ paknam.com มากกว่าห้าแสนคนจากกว่า 140 ประเทศทั่วโลก"

Richard Barrow
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Samut Prakan Province is at the far end of the Chao Phraya River, where it empties out into the Gulf of Thailand. The borders to the north and west join the Metropolitan of Bangkok. This web site concentrates mainly on Paknam where we live, but we also have information about tourist attractions and festivals around the province. We are close enough to Bangkok for people to come for a day trip. We don't get many independent foreign tourists so this is actually a good place to experience "Untouched Thailand".

Every province in Thailand has a motto that shows its strengths and history. For Samut Prakan it is: "The Naval Battle Memorial Fort, Holy Phra Chedi Klang Nam, Massiv Crocodile Farm, Exciting Ancient Siam, Phra Pradaeng Songkran Festival, Tasty Dried Salit Fish, Rub Bua Traditional Festival and Emerging Industrial Estate. The Province Flower is marigold and the Province Tree is Portia Tree. The Samut Prakan emblem shows the Phra Samut Chedi pagoda and ubosot".

TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS in SAMUT PRAKAN:
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Chang Erawan Erawan Elephant Museum (?????????????????????) The biggest landmark in Samut Prakan is the giant three-headed elephant which is believed to be the largest elephant in the world.
Crocodile Farm Crocodile Farm (???????????) The large Crocodile Farm is our most famous and popular tourist attraction. They have over 40,000 crocodiles on show including the largest captive crocodile.
Ancient Siam Ancient Siam (????? ?????) One of the main tourist attractions in Samut Prakan is Muang Boran. This is a historical park covering 200 acres and contains replicas of historically important structures in Thailand.
Phra Samut  Chedi Phra Samut Chedi (??????????????) The popular name for this pagoda is 'Phra Chedi Klang Nam' and it is the symbol of the province. There is an annual temple fair here for nine days and nine nights during October.
Bang Pu Seaside Resort Bang Pu Seaside Resort (?????????????????) Located along the coast is the popular pier where you can eat your evening meal in comfort. From October to March large flocks of seagulls pass through.
Reclining  Buddha Reclining Buddha (???????????????????????) The largest Reclining Buddha in Thailand is at Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang. It is 53 metres long and inside you can even see a shrine for the heart.
Bang Nam Pheung  Floating Market Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market (?????????????????) A good place to relax at the weekend is the floating market in the place called the "lungs of Bangkok". Come here to have a brunch and buy handicrafts.
Chuachomklao Fort Chulachomklao Fort (??????????????????) Guarding the estuary and approach to Bangkok is this still working fort that is over 100 years old. There is also a navy training ship which you can board and explore.
Klong Suan 100 Year Market (??????????? 100 ??) This old market a has recently been rediscovered by local tourists. A great place to relax and eat with you family or to take pictures of an authentic slice of old Thailand.
Lake Taco Water Sports (????????) A great place to come to for the wee kend if you enjoy water sports. Have a go at cable wakeboarding. Bring the family and they can have a picnic while you enjoy yourself.
Siamese Fighting Fish Gallery (???????????????????) Billed as the only museum in the world dedicated to Siamese Fighting Fish, learn more about the fish in beautiful surroundings.

TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS in SAMUT PRAKAN:
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Temple Fair Rub Bua Festival Boat Racing
Temple Fair
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Rub Bua Festival
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Boat Races
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Songkran Loy Krathong
Songkran Festival
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Loy Krathong Festival
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Luang Pho Pan Festival
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Vegetarian Festival
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Songkran in Phra Pradaeng
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Paknam Food Festival
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INTERESTING STORIES about SAMUT PRAKAN:
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HIGH TIDE FLOODS (??????????????????) - In Samut Prakan, sometimes we get the feeling that we are gradually sinking into the sea. We quite often get deep floods even on days when there hasn't been any rain.
THE PAKNAM STEAM TRAIN (???????? ????????????) - Samut Prakan is proud that the first steam railway ran from Paknam to Bangkok. However, what we would really like now is one of these steam engines as a memorial.
LIFE IN SAMUT PRAKAN PRISON (??????????????????????????) - What is it really like in a Thai prison. Read about the daily life in Samut Prakan Prison which is home to hundreds of foreign prisoners.
MUAY THAI BOXING CAMP (??????? ?????????????) - The national sport for Thailand is undoubtedly Muay Thai, or Thai kick boxing. In Samut Prakan we have the famous Fairtex Boxing Camp.
TEMPLE IN THE SEA (???????????) - Due to rising sea levels and land erosion, a village called Khun Samut Chin has had to move their houses a dozen times. Now their temple is surrounded by the sea at high tide.
MONKS ON THEIR ALMS ROUND - In the early hours of every morning, monks can be seen walking along roads on their alms round. They do this throughout the year whatever the weather.

 
 


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