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Bang Pu Recreational Spot Several decades ago, it was a popular destination for Bangkokians. Nowadays, it remains a much loved place particularly between November and May when thousands of migratory seagulls flee from winter to take refuge here. Also, it is a famous site where people flock to taste fresh and palatable seafood.

Located at Tambon Bang Pu Mai, about Kilometres 37 from Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road, opposite the Bang Pu Industrial Estate. It has long been famous for its seaside resort and also the recuperation centre, and generally associated with relaxation. It is operated by the Quartermaster Generals Department. Inside the compound, there are many gardens and a lot of trees and plants. Restaurants and bungalows are also available

Location  Bang Pu Mai, Mueang Samut Prakan, Samut Prakan 10270,10280

Tel :  0 2323 9138     0 2323 9138    0 2323 9983      0 2323 9983      

The pier is also a historical landmark. On December 8th at 2:00 a.m., less than two hours after the attack on Pearl Harbour, Japanese forces began landing in Thailand. The 5th Division, 25th Army, landed at the cities of Pattani and Songkhla and on the island of Koh Samui in southern Thailand. The Guards Division, 25th Army, landed small elements at Samut Prakan at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River south of Bangkok. The bulk of the Guards Division entered the country overland from Cambodia at the town of Aranyaprathet.

A small group of brave local forces rushed to form a defensive position just two kilometres north-west of this landmark. This group consisted of police, the army youth corps and civilian volunteers all from Samut Prakan. Just before the two sides clashed, a last minute accord was reached between the Thai government and Japanese which permitted Japanese military forces to pass through Thai territory unmolested.

Samut Prakan Province,  Page 35, Bang Pu Seaside Resort
Samut Prakan Province,  Page 35, Bang Pu Seaside Resort

Bang Pu seaside resort, has at the end of the pier a great restaurant over looking the Chao Phraya River, and some smaller eating stalls. The picture above shows the holiday homes for rent within the grounds