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Samut Prakan Local Attractions

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Bang Pu Seaside ( see write up and pictures on pages 35 & 36 this section )

This is located at Tambon Bang Pu Mai, about  37 Kilometres 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. It is operated by the Quartermaster Generals Department. Inside the compound, there are many gardens. Restaurants and bungalows are also available. During November to late July, a lot of migrating seagulls will come here, feeding along the seashore.

Call 0-2323-9138, 0-2323-9983 for more information.

Bang Nam Phung Floating Market ( see video on page 4  &  full write up under A to E items  and also under F to K items floating markets. )A new floating market near Bangkok located at Tambon Bang Namphueng, Phra Pradaeng District. It originated under the cooperation between the Bang Namphueng Sub-district Administration Organization and local community in an attempt to release their supply of abundant crops and, as a result create employment and income to the community. The charm of this floating market is the canal side lifestyle of the community whose members are mainly Thai.

Local products and famous food such as fish-scale flowers, herbal joss sticks, Hoi Thot (fried mussel pancake), Khanom Khrok or mortar-toasted pastry, mango, etc. are also offered on sale. A rowing boat for rent is available at 20 Baht each. A bicycle trek to experience the local lifestyle and visit the fruit orchards is also provided, with a bicycle for rent available at 30 Baht each. Bang Namphueng Floating Market is open only on Saturdays and Sundays during 8.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. For more information, please contact Chief of the Bang Namphueng Subdistrict Administration Organization at Tel. 0 1171 4930 or Bang Namphueng Sub district Administration Organization Office at Tel. 0 2819 6762.

To get there   By car – exit from the Express Way (Dao Khanong – Suk Sawat) to Suk Sawat Road, turn beside the BP gas station near Phra Pradaeng – Suk Sawat T-junction toward Phra Pradaeng Market, turn left via Wat Song Tham Worawihan for about five kilometres, turn right for another one kilometre on noticing the direction sign to the floating market until arriving at Bang Namphueng Health Centre which provides a parking area. By bus – take air-conditioned bus No. 138 (Chatuchak – Phra Pradaeng), No. 140 (Victory Monument – Suk Sawat Express Way), No. 506 (Pak Kret – Phra Pradaeng), or ordinary bus No. 82 (Sanam Luang – Phra Pradaeng).

Royal Thai Naval Museum ( See pages 41 to 44 in this section )The Naval Museum is located at Bang Nang Keng, Pak Nam, Samut Prakan, opposite the Naval Academy on Sukhumvit Road, ten kilometres from Bang Na intersection. The museum chronicles the history of the Royal Thai Navy and the important Naval battles, exhibits miniature ships such as the Royal Barges which were used in the Royal Barge Processions of King Rama V period, the warship

H.M.S. Phra Ruang, Rau Barge, H.M.S. Matchanu - the first submarine of the Royal Thai Navy. It is open everyday except public holidays from 9.00 a.m.-15.30 p.m.

For more information, call 0 2394 1997 or 0 2475 38080

Other Attractions around Samut Prakan

Samut Prakan page 3 Crocodile Farm, & old market