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Festivals around Samut Prakan / other attractions

Hua Chiao Chaloem Phra Kiat Museum  -  It was constructed to provide assistance for fellow men and the university’s philosophy in sustaining arts and culture as well as doing research for the public benefits. The museum exhibits various aspects of the Sino-Thai relationship from past to present.

Nong Ngu Hao Farm and Tiger Farm -  It began operation in 1986 and covers a total area of about ten rai where various species of cobra are bred and venom extraction and snake catching demonstrated.

Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang  - The temple contains an immense reclining Buddha image of about 53 metres long known as Somdet Phra Sakayamuni Si Sumet Bophit.

Bang Phli Cultural Centre, Bang Phli Rat Bamrung School -  The upstairs exhibits folk wisdom and cultural heritage that has been exchanged among people of different ethnic origins. The downstairs displays models of the folk ways of living.

Pak Lat (Phra Pradaeng) Songkran Festival -  Every year on the first Sunday following the Songkran Day (13 April), the people of Phra Pradaeng and District will cooperate to hold the Mon-style Songkran Festival, with the Nang Songkran procession, bird and fish release merit-making, as well as folk games and entertainment like Saba Game, Thayae Mon and Mon Ram.

Song Khao Songkran Tradition  - A Mon tradition of rice offering believed to have originated from the Songkran Legend. One house in a village will be responsible for cooking plain rice which will then be soaked in jasmine-scented water to be served with savoury dishes like salted egg, fish, cabbage and beef as well as various spicy salads, sweet and fruits. All dishes will be put in banana leaf cups and arranged in a tray, waiting for young women to take them to the temples early in the morning.

Phra Samut Chedi Fair -  An annual fair that attracts people from around the country to pay homage to Phra Samut Chedi for nine days and nights, starting from the 5th day of the waning moon of the 11th lunar month. The main feature is a float contest of the procession of the red wrapping cloth for the Phra Samut Chedi around Pak Nam Market before changing to a boat procession along the Chao Phraya River to Phra Pradaeng District Office and back to the Phra Samut Chedi. Other activities include a candle light procession around the Phra Samut Chedi, boat races on the Chao Phraya River, various forms of entertainment and booth displays of numerous products.

Rap Bua or Yon Bua Festival -  A tradition long inherited by the people of Bang Phli held annually on the 13th day of the waxing moon of the 11th lunar month and early next morning. The main feature is the respect paying and procession of the Luangpho To image both by land and water. The event also features competitions of folk activities like lotus arrangement on a footed tray, boat contests and folk entertainment such as Phleng Ruea or boat song. Early next morning will be the Rap Bua or Yon Bua tradition in which people will toss Dok Bua or lotus flowers onto the boat carrying the image of Luangpho To.

Other Attractions around Samut Prakan

Festivals held around Samut Prakan Province

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