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Samut Prakan
About Samut Prakan

Samut Prakan is located next to Bangkok. The north borders Bangkok and Chachoengsao, the east borders Chachoengsao, the south is the Gulf of Thailand, and the west is Bangkok,

The geography is all flatland and plains with the Chao Phraya River running through the city on its way to the Gulf of Thailand. Its coast is 47.5 kilometers long. Samut Prakan, Thailand, is known as the province of industry, fishing, and agriculture.

 

How to go

There are buses from Bangkok to many places in Samut Prakan such as Bang Na, Samrong, Pak Nam, Bang Plee, and Phra Pra Daeng. Take Bus No. 2, 23, 25, 45, 48, 102, 116, 129, 142, 507, 508, 511, 536, 544, 545, or 553. For more information, call 184 or visit www.bmta.co.th.

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Naval Museum

The Naval Museum is located at Bang Nang Keng, Pak Nam, Samut Prakan, opposite the Naval Academy on Sukhumvit Road, 10 kilometres from Bang Na intersection. The museum chronicles the history of the Royal Thai Navy and the important Naval battles, exhibits miniature ships such as the Royal Barges which were used in the Royal Barge Processions of King Rama V period, the warship H.M.S. Phra Ruang, Rau Barge, H.M.S.

Naval Museum

Bang Pu Seaside

This is located at Tambon Bang Pu Mai, about Kilometres 37 from Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road, opposite the Bang Pu Industrial Estate. It has long been famous for its seaside resort and also the recuperation centre, and generally associated with relaxation. It is operated by the Quartermaster Generals Department. Inside the compound, there are many gardens and a lot of trees and plants. Restaurants and bungalows are also available. During November to late July, a lot of migrating seagulls will come here, feeding along the seashore. Call 0-2323-9138, 0-2323-9983 for more information.

Bang Pu Seaside

The Ancient City

Muang Boran or the Ancient City is the world's biggest open-air museum. It occupies an area of 500 rais (200 acres). Construction began in the latter part of 1963. It is located at Tambon Bang Pu Mai, at Km. 33.5 of the old Sukhumvit Road, 8 kilometres from Samut Prakan town. This unique attraction is the center of scaled-down and actual-size replicas of important historical sites of various provinces such as Prasat Hin Phanom Rung, Wat Mahathat Sukhothai, Phraphuttabat Saraburi, Phrathat Mueang Nakhon, Phrathat Chaiya, etc.

The Ancient City
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