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Samut Songkhram

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สมุทรสงคราม
Central Thailand
84 km from Bangkok
Province of Samut Songkhram
Population : 28.000
Thai prononciation : Samout Songkram

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General Information about Samut Songkhram

Samut Songkhram is an hour and a half drive southwest of Bangkok. Also know under the name of Mae Klong, the city is famous for its market on the railway, the famous 'Talat Rom Hub' (market of the folding umbrellas) Mae Klong Railway Market . The part installed on the railroad folds and unfolds at each passage of the train. An amazing spectacle that attracts more and more tourists. Their biggest majority of them just stay the time needed to witness this surprising ballet and leave the city. It is true that Samut Songkhram does not have that many good accommodations but the city can be a good base for exploring the surrounding area including the floating markets of Amphawa (9 km), Tha Kha (20 km) and Damnoen Saduak (25 km). Samut Songkhram is also pleasant in th evening with its small night market not far from the train station but the city sleeps early. Getting here by train is all an adventure but a fun adventure that shows you a more authentic Thailand.
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Accommodations in Samut Songkhram

The choice of accommodation in Samut Songkhram is not large and there is an hotel to avoid as long as it did not finish its renovation (Alongkorn 2 Hotel). There is a hotel right next to the train station and the market on the railway, the Mae Klong Hotel which seems quite nice now. But I stayed at Green Apartment , a little further (see below for details about these hotels). Good value for a large room with fridge, desk, air conditioning, coffee making facilities, WIFI, all you need. Only small hiccup, the mattress is a bit hard but it is nquite common in Thailand. Both places have equivalent prices. The one near the station is more often full.

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Practical information about Samut Songkhram

The best thing is to come to Samut Songkhram on weekends because it is only on Saturday and Sunday that all the floating markets in the area are open (the market on the railway takes place every day). Coming here is a good stop before going to spend the weekend in a guesthouse on the Amphawa Market Canal like att

How to get around in Samut Songkhram ?

It is quite easy to walk around in Samut Songkhram. Otherwise, you have tuk-tuks or rickshaws.

How to ask in Thai to go to Samut Songkhram ?

I want to go to Samut Songkhram / Yak paï ti Samout Songkram.
Where is Samut Songkhram ? / Samout Songkram you ti naï ?

Must-visits in Samut Songkhram

Amphawa Floating Market

ตลาดน้ำอัมพวา
My opinion :
Amphawa is 9 km away from Samut Songkhram. It is really easy to go discover its floating market. It takes place from Friday to Sunday at noon and is particularly interesting to see at night. At night is also the famous fireflies visit.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

ตลาดน้ำดำเนินสะดวก
My opinion :
Probably the most famous and visited floating markets, it is still nice to see ,early in the morning especially

Mae Klong Railway Market

ตลาดรถไฟ
My opinion :
Mae Klong is also named Samut Songkhram. The vendors fold the stalls back at each pass of the train.
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