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Wat Prot Ket Chettharam Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan. is an important temple established in Rama III's reign. Its architecture received Chinese influence with an exceptional gable decorated with delicate ceramics.

 

It is the only Thai - Buddhist temple in Phra Pradaeng as other temples within the area are Mon - Buddhist. Wat Prot Ket was built by Phraya Phetphichai ( Ket ) during the reign of King Rama II in a Chinese architecture style, without the traditional Thai style roof decorations.

 

Phra Pradaeng was the original centre of the area south of Bangkok near the mouth of the Chao Phraya river. Originally named Nakhon Khuan Khan it was settled by  Mon people. In 1815, King Rama II built the Pom Phlaeng Faifa fort at the river bend. The fort is now located in a small park and accessible for visitors.

Neighbouring districts are ( from the west clockwise ) Thung Khru, Rat Burana, Yan Nawa, Khlong Toei, Phra Khanong and Bang Na (all Bangkok), and the districts Mueang Samut Prakan and Phra Samut Chedi of Samut Prakan.It is located a big bend on the Chao Phraya river.

 

Samut Prakan is located at the mouth of the Chao Phraya river to the Gulf of Thailand. Thus the province is also sometimes called Pak Nam  the Thai word for the mouth of a river. The part of the province located on the western side of the river consist mostly of rice and prawn fields as well as mangrove forests, while the east part is the urban centre - including industrial factories. It is part of the Bangkok metropolis, the urbanization on both sides of the provincial boundary is identical. The province has a coastline of approximately 47.2 kilometre.

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Prot Ket Chettharam Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan, Thailand