Pom Wichian Chodok This fortress is located near the city pillar shrine in the town.
It was constructed
in 1827 during the reign of King Rama III to prevent sea invasion by an enemy. It
can be seen as ruins
nowadays. The cannons, which used to be housed in the fortress, are now displayed
at the city pillar
shrine and the city hall.
The Seafood Festival takes place during February or March every year at the embankment
in front of the City Pillar Shrine to promote the reputation of seafood products
of the province as well as the agricultural produce of the Ban Phaeo people such
as fruits and flowers, including the processed food industry. Also, there is a fair
offering seafood and handicraft products.
The Ban Phaeo Agriculture Fair is organized during February or March every year to
promote the agricultural produce of the farmers in Amphoe Ban Phaeo, the most well-known
place in the province and the biggest one in the country for the production of fruits,
flowers and agricultural products.
The Chaopho Lak Mueang Procession takes place in June every year at the embankment
in front of the city hall. The Chaopho Lak Mueang is then placed in a palanquin on
a fishing boat, which is beautifully decorated with flags, and floated along the
Tha Chin River from Talat Maha Chai to Tha Chalom in the area of Wat Suwannaram and
further to Wat Chong Lom, providing an opportunity for the people to pay respect
and gain good fortune.
The Tha Chalom Vegetarian Festival is organized during the period of days 1 - 9 of
the waxing moon in the 9th Chinese lunar month every year. It is a serene vegetarian
festival of a ceremonial nature. It purifies the body and spirit and it is attended
by many people.
The Honey Offering Festival takes place in Wat Khlong Khru, Amphoe Mueang, Samut
Sakhon, on the full moon of the 10th lunar month to pass on the traditional culture
and festival of the Thai Mon people by paying respect to the monks. The monks will
preserve the honey and use it as medicine. The Thai Mon people believe that those
who offer honey to the monks will obtain good luck in return and gain prosperity
financially and in honour, both in this and in the next life.
The Bodhisattva Kwan Yin Homage - paying Fair takes place from November 19 to 23
every year in the area of Wat Chong Lom to provide a chance for the public and tourists
to pay homage to Bodhisattva Kwan Yin.