20 mesmerising places to visit in Samut Sakhon

Samut Sakhon is a coastal city located in the central region of Thailand, just a short drive from Bangkok. It is known for its seafood, particularly its fresh fish and shellfish, which can be found in a number of restaurants and markets in the city. Some popular attractions in Samut Sakhon include the Wat Khao Suwanpradit temple, the Muang Samut Sakhon Museum, and the Phra Phuttha Chaiyamongkol Temple. If you are looking to spend a day exploring the city, you could visit the local markets and try some of the fresh seafood available. You could also visit the temples and museums to learn more about the history and culture of the area. Other activities in Samut Sakhon include visiting the local beaches or taking a boat tour of the mangrove forests in the surrounding area.

Mueang District

Saphan Daeng, Dolphin View Point

Saphan Daeng, Dolphin View Point is a popular tourist destination located in Phanthai Norasing Subdistrict, Mueang District, Samut Sakhon Province. The viewpoint offers beautiful views of the coastline, and visitors can watch the sunrise and sunset, as well as enjoy the cool sea breeze. The area also features a red wooden bridge stretching 700 meters parallel to the sea, as well as a mangrove forest and slow bamboo. There are also numerous seafood restaurants available for visitors to enjoy.

Rainbow Bridge, Kalong Sea

Rainbow Bridge and Kalong Seaside View Bridge are popular landmarks in Samut Sakhon known for their colorful and eye-catching design. These bridges offer a clear view of the sea and a relaxing atmosphere for activities such as cycling and enjoying the view along the salt fields to the seaside. Photographers will appreciate the opportunity to take cool photos with the colorful bridge, which is reminiscent of the rainbow. On sunny days, the atmosphere is particularly suitable for enjoying the view and the surroundings.

Phanthai Norasing Canal Market

Phanthai Norasing Canal Market is a popular destination in the Mueang Samut Sakhon District, located along a canal and surrounded by mangrove forests. The market is decorated in a folk-style atmosphere with thatched bamboo huts, and features more than 200 shops selling a variety of food, Thai desserts, local specialties, and OTOP products from the Samut Sakhon province. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere by the canal while shopping and tasting the local offerings. The market is conveniently located near Phor Panthai Norasingh Shrine, and can be easily visited by those paying homage there.

Phanthai Norasing Mangrove Forest Nature Trail 

Phanthai Norasing Mangrove Forest Nature Trail is located in Tambon Phanthai Norasing, Mueang Samut Sakhon District. It is a great place to learn about the natural resources of the coast and the mangrove forest ecosystem. The trail features a suspension bridge that allows visitors to cross over the canal, making it suitable for leisurely walks and recreational activities. The mangrove forest is a focus of conservation efforts by educational institutions, and there are also mangrove tree seedlings planted by King Bhumibol Adulyadej located at the entrance. The nature trail is situated behind the Phanthai Norasing Shrine.

Sala Phra Klang Nam

Sala Phra Klang Nam is a popular tourist attraction located in Phanthai Norasing Subdistrict, Muang District, Samut Sakhon Province. The pavilion was originally built in 1998 as a bamboo structure used by villagers to guard mussels and observe water quality. After a natural disaster caused the pavilion to collapse, it was renovated into a tourist attraction. Inside the pavilion is the shrine of Ocean Buddha, but currently, the church cannot be accessed. The province is in the process of building a new bridge to connect to the new church. Visitors can take a boat to see the sea view and the pavilion in the water up close.

Krok Krak Temple

Wat Krok Krak is a historic temple located in Krok Krak Sub-district, Mueang Samut Sakhon District, by the Tha Chin River. The temple is almost 200 years old and was visited by His Majesty King Chulalongkorn during a journey from Bang Pa-In to Phetchaburi. One of the unique features of Wat Krok Krak is the principal Buddha image in the ubosot, or ordination hall, which has a beautiful appearance and is also unusual in that it is wearing black glasses.

Wat Yai Chom Prasat

Wat Yai Chom Prasat is an old temple located in Thailand, believed to have been built in the Ayutthaya period, around 400 years ago. The temple features an important ancient building, which is an old temple made of bricks and mortar with a curved base resembling the hull of a junk ship. The arches and windows are decorated with stucco designs, and the doors and windows of the ubosot, or ordination hall, feature beautiful wood carvings of flora, trees, mountains, animals, and people in Chinese art. These carvings are deeply carved into the wood and add to the overall beauty of the temple.

Khok Kham Temple

Wat Khok Kham is an old temple located in Tambon Ban Ko, Mueang Samut Sakhon District, which was built in the Ayutthaya period. The temple has many interesting features, including an old ubosot with an old chedi in front of it that has been restored in the Ayutthaya Art Construction Architecture style. The gable features beautiful wood carving patterns, and the temple also houses many artifacts that are said to be related to the story of Phanthai Norasing, such as fragments of the Ekachai Royal Barge. Additionally, the temple stores shrines of the original Reverend Father Sumrit Phra Buddha Sihing, which is a priceless Buddha image of Samut Sakhon province in Thailand. There are only four of these Buddha images in existence.

Tha Chalom

Tha Chalom is a well-known particularly because of the song “Tha Chalom” which tells the love story between “I’m far from Tha Chalom” and “Phayom on the Mahachai side.” Tha Chalom is the origin of the city of Samut Sakhon and has a long history dating back to the reign of King Rama V, when Chinese traders and immigrants arrived in Ban Tha Chin (Tha Chalom) and helped develop it into an important city. Tha Chalom eventually became the first sanitary city in Thailand. Today, Tha Chalom is known for its old houses and the unique identity of its community, as well as its cute street art pictures on the walls and houses. These street art pictures often tell stories related to the community’s identity, adding to the charm and interest of Tha Chalom.

PakPap Cafe

PakPap Cafe is a chic and stylish glasshouse cafe located in a greenhouse building with a gabled roof and a high ceiling. The interior is decorated with wooden furniture and brick walls, adding warmth and character to the space. The outdoor area is decorated with ornamental plants and provides a shady, garden-like atmosphere. There are also seats by the canal with chic cushions, offering a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the surroundings. The cafe’s menu includes a variety of savory dishes, drinks, and homemade cakes to choose from, making it a great place to stop and enjoy the atmosphere and fill up on tasty food.

Ban Phaeo District

Wat Lak Si Rat Samosorn

Wat Lak Si Rat Samosorn is a temple located along the Damnoen Saduak canal that is known for its sacred Buddha image, Luang Pho To, which is the center of the spiritual life for Phaeo villagers and others in the surrounding area. People often come to the temple to make merit and ask for blessings from Reverend Father To. The temple also features a model cave with a waterfall flowing down from the cliff, and a large brass-colored Buddha image in the Mahayana posture. The cave and Buddha image are both popular attractions at Wat Lak Si Rat Samosorn and draw many visitors to the temple.

Wat Lak Si Rat Samosorn

Wat Lak Si Rat Samosorn is a popular tourist attraction located along the Damnoen Saduak canal. It is known for its sacred Buddha image, Luang Pho To, which is the center of spiritual life for Phaeo villagers and others in the surrounding area. Many people come to the temple to make merit, pay homage, and ask for blessings from Luang Pho To. As a result, Wat Lak Si is a must-visit destination for those traveling along the Damnoen Canal, and it is considered that one has not truly arrived in the area until they have stopped to worship at Luang Pho To at Lak Si Temple.

Wat Tham Chariya Phirom

Wat Tham Chariya Phirom is a temple that underwent a period of development during the reign of Reverend Father Chong, also known as Luang Pho Jong. Luang Pho Jong and the villagers took a boat to the Kanchanaburi area and brought back logs to use in building a monk’s cubicle at the temple. The pavilion and chapel were also constructed during this time. The temple received support from a wealthy individual who had faith in Luang Por Jong, and a letter was sent to King Rama VIII, Wisungkhamsima, requesting permission to bring the portrait of Phaya Garuda to be displayed in front of the temple.

Dream Home Garden

Bann Suan Pa Fun, a hidden cafe in a coconut plantation in Ban Phaeo District. The atmosphere is shady, quiet, with many beautiful corners to take pictures. Delicious food, home style. Gives the feeling like coming to eat at a friend’s house Most raw materials are mainly products from the community. All menu items are served in generous portions and very worthwhile compared to the price.

Location: Nong Song Hong No. 70 Moo 8 Ban Phaeo District, Samut Sakhon 74120, Thailand

Prao Hom Cafe

Prao Hom Cafe is a charming restaurant located within a beautiful coconut plantation, decorated in a garden house style. The dining area is set in the middle of the garden, providing a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere to sit and eat. The menu features a variety of savory and sweet dishes, all beautifully presented on the plate. Some recommended items include white wine salmon steak, roti with green curry, rib eye steak, and grilled shrimp steak with tom yum sauce. For dessert, there are also delicious drinks like coffee and Thai tea mixed with aromatic coconut, mango smoothie, and fruity roti.

Location: 55 Moo 3, Nong Bua – Rang Mon Soi 1, Samut Sakhon

Coco Duck Cafe

At Coco Duck Café, you can relax and enjoy the waterfront view while sipping on drinks. The coffee shop has a chic atmosphere and is located in a garden with trees, vegetables, and various ornamental flowers. The restaurant itself is a small, air-conditioned room with 4-5 tables, but the highlight is the backyard, which features a resting area, a bird’s nest photo corner, and duck boats for activities with family and couples. The food menu includes savory dishes such as spicy pork steak, spicy mackerel fish salad with rice, fried rice with crab meat chili paste, chicken green curry roti, and various appetizers and desserts.

Location: 21/2  Moo 6, Lak Sam Subdistrict, Ban Phaeo District, Samut Sakhon

Krathum Baen District

Wat Tha Mai

Many people may have noticed a sticker on the trunk of a car with the word “Wat Tha Mai” and wondered about the temple it represents. Located in Krathum Baen District in the Samut Sakhon Province, the temple features beautiful buildings such as the Mahaparinirvana Phra Ubosot. It is known for ceremonies related to teachers’ families, resolving karma, making merit, and enhancing destiny. Currently, Tha Mai Temple is a popular place for artists and actors to visit and make merit, and it is also a place where many people become disciples of the temple.

Wat Tha Krabue

Wat Tha Krabue, located in Bang Yang Subdistrict, Krathum Baen District in Samut Sakhon Province, is another well-known temple in the area. It is known for its prominent outdoor Buddha image, Phra Pairoj Wutthachan (also known as Luang Pho Rung), which is revered by the people of Krathumbaen. Many people visit the temple to pay their respects, make merit, and enhance their auspiciousness. Inside the temple, there is a beautiful ubosot, or ordination hall, which houses a handsome wax figure of Reverend Grandfather Rung for worship.

Wat Nang Sao

Wat Nang Sao is an ancient temple located in Samut Sakhon, not far from Wat Tha Mai. It is home to the Ubosot, an important temple with a unique feature: its base is shaped like a curved brick junk ship. The temple, also known as the “Maha Ut Church,” has only one entrance door and no windows. Inside, there are delicately crafted, lacquered and gilded murals. The temple also boasts beautiful buildings and a stunning Naga staircase at its front.

Wat Suthiwat Wararam (Wat Chong Lom)

Wat Suthiwat Wararam or Wat Chong Lom is located in Tambon Tha Chalom. Mueang Samut Sakhon District There is a famous church where swallows come to nest. There is Luang Pu Kaew, a monk that people respect. It is the site of a memorial site where King Chulalongkorn visited Tha Chalom and established it as the first sanitation facility in Thailand.

Benjarong Village, Don Kai Dee

Benjarong Village in Krathum Baen District is home to a community known for producing high-quality porcelain bowls and utensils, including those with the traditional Benjarong pattern. This craftsmanship has earned the community top ranking in the country and numerous awards, including recognition as an outstanding handicraft village and a product with 5-star international standards. Both Thai and foreign tourists are welcome to visit the village and learn about the production of Benjarong. The community has even opened their homes as homestays to accommodate visitors.