Samut Sakhon
About Samut Sakhon

City of the Sacred Bodhi Tree, Sweet Bamboo Shoots, Tasty Fruits, and Ancient Remains of Dvaravati Towns

How to go
Regular busses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal daily between 4.30 a.m. and 9.30 p.m. for Samut Sakhon. Call 0 2435 1199-200 for more information.
Visitors can take a regular train from Bangkok’s Wongwian Yai Railway Station to Mahachai Railway Station daily and then connect a ferry from Mahachai to Samut Sakhon Town. Call 0 2465 2017 for more information

Wat Yai Chom Prasat

Located on Highway No.35 with a left turn after crossing the Tha Chin River, this is an ancient temple presumed to have been built during the Ayutthaya era. The doors and windows of both the old and new chapels were neatly and beautifully carved in various floral designs. It is believed the craftsmen were Chinese, as the carvings include some Chinese trees.

Wat Yai Chom Prasat

Phan Thai Norasing Shrine

This is regarded as the symbol of honesty. It was erected to be a memorial to Phanthai Norasing, a man of integrity of the Ayutthaya period. The historic event occurred in 1704 when Phra Chao Sua, a king of Ayutthaya, made a royal visit by the Ekkachai royal barge via the curved Khok Kham Canal. Phanthai Norasing, who was the coxswain, could not operate the steering, thus causing the prow to be broken by hitting the limb of a tree.

Phan Thai Norasing Shrine