Wat Phra Samut Chedi Temple was established after Phra Samut Chedi by a well to do
person. Annually around late October, a temple fair takes place here accompanying
the grand festival of paying homage to Phra Samut Chedi.
Its core activity is the replacement of red cloth wrapping around the Stupa which
has become an important ceremony for the local people.
Wat Phra Samut Chedi is located at Tambon Pak Klong Bang Pla Kot, on the banks of
the Chao Phraya River, opposite Samut Prakan City Hall. Formerly, this Chedi was
located on a small island in the middle of Chao Phraya River's mouth behind Phisuea
Samut Fortress. Subsequently, however, the little island became linked to the right
bank of the river due to the water turning shallow.
Then, King Rama II granted the construction of the Chedi but it was not completed
in his time. Later, during the reign of King Rama III, construction was resumed and
the 20 metre high pagoda was completed.
Finally, King Rama IV commanded that the shape of the Chedi be changed and also increased
the Chedi’s height to 38 metres. Inside the pagoda, contained Lord Buddha's relics,
Phra Chai Wat and Phra Ham Samut Buddha images
( Buddha image in the attitude of Pacifying the ocean ).