Samut Sakhon, called by the locals as "Maha Chai", is a small province located on the mouth of the Tha Chin River, only 2 kilometres from the sea and 36 kilometres from Bangkok. It is a historic city recorded in the Ayutthaya Chronicle. This was during the period that Phrachao Suea travelled by the royal barge procession creating the story of the loyal Phanthai Norasing.
This province was originally called as "Tha Chin" because it was a large district on the Gulf of Thailand, where there were a lot of foreigners, especially the Chinese -Chin- who travelled by ship and stopped at the port –Tha- for trading. Therefore, it was verbally well known as Tambon "Tha Chin". In 1548, during the reign of Phra Maha Chakkraphat, many new cities were established with the royal aims to gather power to fight with the Burmese. Ban Tha Chin, hence, was upgraded to Mueang "Sakhon Buri' to be an outpost city preventing the invasion of enemies arriving by sea. Until the reign of King Rama IV, the city's name was changed into Mueang Samut Sakhon.
During the reign of King Rama V, he conducted governance reform by organizing the regional bureaucratic system in the form of a circle called "Monthon Thesaphiban" and announced the establishment of Thailand’s first sanitary district in Tambon Tha Chalom in 1906.
Then, in 1913, King Rama VI announced a royal command for the government to transform the word "Mueang" (town) to "Changwat" (province) throughout the country. Mueang Samut Sakhon was changed to "Changwat Samut Sakhon" as it is still known at the present time. The word "Maha Chai" that people usually used is the name of a canal dug across the crooked Khlong Khok Kham which is the symbol of the loyalty of Phanthai Norasing.
Travelling from Bangkok can be done by many routes as follows:
The Transport Company Limited. provides buses to Samut Sakhon everyday from 4.20 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. For more details, please contact the Southern Bus Terminal, Borommaratchachonnani Road at Tel. 0 2435 1199, 0 2435 5605 (air-conditioned bus) or www.transport.co.th
The State Railway of Thailand provides trains leaving Wongwian Yai Station many times a day from 5.30 a.m. to 8.10 p.m. to Maha Chai Station or cross the river by boat to Ban Laem Station and take a train to Mae Klong Station, Samut Songkhram. For more details, please contact Wongwian Yai Railway Station at Tel. 0 2465 2017, 0 2890 6260 and Maha Chai Railway Station at Tel. 0 3441 1003 or www.railway.co.th
Attractions in Samut Sakhon
There are many attractions in Samut Sakhon. But few people are known attractions in this province as well. The attractions below. I give examples of interesting attractions and very popular and have significance Economics in the province. I'm one person in this province are very proud to be living in this province. I want to present the best attraction for tourist. Now, let's go travel in my province.
The first Attraction is introduced " The statue Bodhisattva Kuan "
Located in T.Tha Chalom, A.Muang, Samut Sakhon.
The History : The statue Bodhisattva Kuan, Pour the water from the pitcher casts with brass with gold leaf off a large beautiful Bodhisattva Kuan. The statue Bodhisattva Kuan is the highest in the country and height 9.98 m and weighs 15 tons, Bodhisattva Kuan has stood on a mountain and hold lotus. Bodhisattva Kuan. Pour the water from the pitcher casts with brass with gold leaf off a large beautiful Bodhisattva Kuan. Dragon base by 88 cm with a height of 8 meters inside the mountain, the mountain is a model for the practice. The budget for construction. The total amount of 28 million baht. Receive divine grace. Of His Majesty the King ordered to Adm. Sidti Saverdsila has the representative him. Presided over the opening ceremony on November 21 2539.
The second Attraction is introduced "Sea cockles"
Located in Mahachai River mouth in the West side Among the fifth in the area, T.Bangyapraek, A.Muang, Samut Sakhon.
The History : Sea cockles"(หอยแครง), This attraction is popular among foreigners because highlight of the province is the fishery. Scallop in this province has delicious and famous. So foreigners can come and learn how to raise the quality of the scallops in this place is well. This place is an area of 1,752 acres, allowed scallop farming since 2513 now has developed into a tourist attraction. The way to this place drives a car along the highway 35 (Rama 2) to Samut Songkhram turn left at Km 35 into Sutiradvitree Bangyapraek road to the home approximately distance of 7 km.
The Third Attraction is introduced " The Damnoen Saduak Canal "
Located in along the canal Damnoen Saduak, T.Lak 5, A.Ban Phaeo, Samut Sakhon.
The History : You must walk in this place in the morning because this place has temptation approximately 5 am to about 8 am the market was gone. Here is the traditional home market. The Damnoen Saduak Canal remaining. There is a daily lifestyle. Occurred in the early morning. Priest for alms you paddle along with the wool merchants of all garden plants, vegetables, mango, coconut, put out of the canal boat canal less separate sub. From Damnoen Saduak Canal. Parents send their children to school rowing. The boat ran well wheelers. The rice hull boats for sale coffee and pork around 7 am when the boat out of the park most of the ships of the merchants of the purchase and during November of every year have tradition worship Guanyin in the Nov 19-23 every year and April 2 to 4 at the birthday party Bodhisattva Kuan this place has the opera show every night.
The Fourth Attraction is introduced " Luang Pho To Temple "
Located in T.Yokkrabat, A.Ban Phaeo, Samut Sakhon.
The History : Luang Pho To Temple. People still see Buddha statue as the first and the largest in the canal basin Damnoen Saduak so all the people in province is called Luang Pho Wat Si. Buddha is sacred at the Damnoen Saduak Canal.Faith with respect to several generations in each year there are worships Luang Pho To. This is a big event here. Luang Pho To Buddha is subduing Mara red sandstone because we assumed that the U Thong. Featuring a round face. His hair is long and curly as well. Eyes popping. Little smile mouth reveals enshrined in the temple sanctuary. The temple is open on all four sides. Adjacent to the Damnoen Saduak Canal.
Samut sakhon is full with a lot of delicious seafoods and famous fruit. For seafood, squid is the best kind of seafood and second is shrimp. We always use squid for grill and shrimp for tomyom. Coconut is the famous fruit but, in Samut Sakhon it is a lot more delicious. And then 10-12% of the human brain is composed of lipids, including the Omega-3 fat DHA. Recent studies suggest that older people can boost their brain power by eating more oily fish, what with regular consumers being able to remember better and think faster than those who don't consume at all. Other research has also suggested that adding more DHA to the diet of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder can reduce their behavioural problems and improve their reading skills, while there have also been links suggested between DHA and better concentration.
The best of place for sleep and rest Recommended hotel in Samut Sakhon is Baimon Resort& Spa 210 M 6, Muaeng Samut Sakhon, Thai 74110. It is in the middle of the city which is a perfect place for traveling in Samut Sakhon because it is easy to travel around Samut Sakhon. Baimon Resort & Spa is full of option. It has a lot of restaurant around the place, a lot of car park and public wi-fi. In the room, it is a clean room which has LCD TV, free drinking water, cable TV and smoke free which is good for healthy people.