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Samut Songkhram

 

Samut Songkhram is a coastal province located at the start of the Mae Klong river on the Gulf of Thailand.  The name Samut Songkhram has the meaning  'War Ocean'.  The province is the smallest of all provinces and is divided into 3 districts with 280+ villages.  The districts are Mueang Samut Songkhram, Bang Khonthi, Amphawa.

Samut Songkhram has many things to see and do.  Don Hoi Lot is a famous bar on the river, around the bar are many shell fish/clams.  This is where the bar got its name,  'Hoi' meaning shell fish.  There are also many beautiful temples to visit such as Wat Bang Khae Noi which has truly amazing wood carvings showing the life of Buddha, Wat Khao Yi San famous for the four Buddha footprints and others such as Wat satthatham/Wat Mon.  Other places worth seeing are Talat Nam Tha Kha which is a floating market and the Church of the Virgin Mary which is a very sacred place for Christians in the area.

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