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What places to visit in Amphawa?

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What to see in Amphawa

Amphawa and the whole Samut Songkram region, is the floating markets area. The Amphawa's market which is more an evening market, the famous Damnoen Saduak in all tourist tours and the Tha Kha floating market and others around also. But the curiosity there is Mae Klong Railway Market that folds back each time the train is coming or leaving.
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Amphawa or from Amphawa. Click here to see them.

Must-visit places in Amphawa

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Amphawa Floating Market

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It is the main reason why visitors here come from Bangkok. 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.
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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

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Probably the most famous and visited floating markets, it is still nice to see ,early in the morning especially
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Mae Klong Railway Market

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Mae Klong is also named Samut Songkhram. The vendors fold the stalls back at each pass of the train.
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Amphawa community live museum

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This small museum in the middle of Amphawa floating market is interesting because it hosts each weekend two amazing women who make bamboo hats or coconut palms hats and other objects in front of you. You can try too if you want.
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Amphawa Chaipattananurak Foundation

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More than the foundation itself, whose work to revive and preserve the know-how and traditions of Amphawa local life is admirable, it is the land that it owns with a coconut grove that is an example to local farmers for ecoresponsible production and its small production unit of artisanal coconut sugar that worths to come.
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Other nice places to visit in Amphawa

Tha Kha Floating Market

Tha Kha Floating Market

starstarstarstarstar This small floating market 5 km from the very famous Damnoen Saduak floating market is much smaller and less visited. It takes place ona few hundred meters long canal but is more traditional and quiet.
Wat Bang Kung

Wat Bang Kung

starstarstarstar Amazing temple whose walls are besieged in the roots of a tree. Its very simple building houses a golden Buddha image and a few mural paintings which are still visible on some parts of the wall. This is the most famous temple in Amphawa province.
Ban Bang Phlap Community

Ban Bang Phlap Community

starstarstar This small rural community, 4 kilometers from Amphawa, lives mainly from the land and water, which allows locals to cultivate without pesticides succulent pomelos and coconut trees from which they make a lot of things including coconut sugar. Cycling here is very pleasant !
Bang Noi floating market

Bang Noi floating market

starstar Another floating market, about 5 kilometers from Amphawa, it is quieter and in my opinion less interesting but maybe nice in the morning when Amphawa really comes alive in the evening. Even though in the morning, I would rather advice you to go to Tha Kha little floating market.
Wat Chulamanee

Wat Chulamanee

starstar An interesting temple that can be part of the tours offered by the boat tours from Amphawa. The point that marked me the most was its hall nicely decorated with gilding. It is not the most interesting temple in Thailand but can be worth a quick detour.

Tours in Amphawa and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality.

damnoen saduak and mae klong from bangkok

Damnoen Saduak and Mae Klong from Bangkok

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Day trip from Bangkok to discover 2 emblematic Thai markets: the Mae Klong Railway Market, a market located on the railway, and Damnoen Saduak, the most famous floating market in Thailand.

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Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

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Wat Mahathat

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very ruined especially interesting for its Buddha head trapped in the roots of a tree


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