Samut Songkhram is a small but interesting province because part of it connects to the Gulf of Thailand and has the Mae Klong River flowing through. The province has a fascinating history and unique tourist attractions.
Even the province is close to Bangkok, but the life of locals is still conservative in many ways. Tourists who love to experience culture and traditional lifestyle, Samut Songkhram travel is where you can see vegetable gardening, making coconut sugar, or visiting Tha Kha Floating Market.
Samut Songkhram is divided into 3 districts which are Maung Songkhram, Bang Khontee, and Amphawa.
Samut Songkhram is located just southwest of Bangkok, along the Gulf of Thailand. Attractions in the province include floating markets, temples, a Siamese cat house, and the Ban Phaya So - the home of a famous alto fiddle maker who combines the art of traditional Thai music with wood carving.
Ratchaburi is an ancient city of Dvaravati kingdom whose center was Nakhon Pathom. It is said that Nakhon Pathom was the center of spreading Buddhism. Ratchaburi city itself had been moved its city center for many years, until 1897 the city center was located at the present City Hall.
The monument of King Rama I is an interesting attraction on the foothill of Khao Kaen Chan, Phetkasem Road. The monument is respected by Ratchaburi people, and there is also developed to the public park.
In Amphoe Mueang of Ratchaburi, there are many historic places which are beautiful and interesting, such as the City Pillar Shrine, Wat Phra Sri Ratana Mahathat, and Ratchaburi National Museum.
A well-known place in Ratchaburi is Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. The over-100-year market is crowded by wooden boats with multicolored fruits and vegetables. If you like nature, you can go to Huay Phark Waterfall, which is a small waterfall in Tanowsri Range, in Amphoe Suan Pheung.
The important festival is Khao Ho or Ang Mi Thong Festival. It is the blessing ceremony held every ninth lunar month. In the ceremony, people boil Khao Ho which is sticky rice molded and wrapped in a cone shape.
For those who love food, Ratchaburi is famous for producing fresh milk. The production is operated by Nong Pho Dairy Co-operative Ltd., (under The Royal Patronage). The milk is high-quality and cheap.
Ratchaburi, a town of historical importance during the Dvaravati period over 1,000 years ago, is located on the banks of the Mae Klong River 80 kilometers west of Bangkok. Featuring a diverse topography, Ratchaburi features lowlands to the east and the Tanaosi Mountain Range to the west, which provides a natural border with Myanmar (Burma). The Ratchaburi provincial area abounds in natural attractions and historical sites. Ratchaburi features outstanding natural beauty and a number of opportunities to learn about Thai culture.
Ratchaburi’s premier attraction is the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, a ‘must-see’ destination visited by a large percentage of tourists who visit Bangkok. Vendors in the market sell their wares by paddling boats along Ratchaburi’s canals. Every morning, hundreds of boats crowd the market, paddled by women in straw hats. For a few hundred-baht visitors can hire their own boats and explore the canals while shopping for everything from vegetables and fruits to freshly-cooked noodle and souvenirs.
The province of Ratchaburi was founded in the Dvaravati period more than 1,000 years ago. Modern-day Ratchaburi is located on the bank of Mae Klong River, about 80 kilometers west of Bangkok. A popular destination with day trippers from Bangkok, Ratchaburi's most famous sights include the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Rose Garden. A pre-dawn start is required to visit the floating market as it generally closes by mid-morning. The Rose Garden is an excellent place to experience Thai culture, including traditional dancing and Muay Thai. Ratchaburi is also a top destination for rock climbing; The Khao Ngu Rock Park is a former mining site that has been taken over by rock climbers.
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