Samut Prakan Province  



Phra Samut Chedi, generally known as "the Chedi in the middle of the river", was formerly situated on an island in the river.

The Statue of King Rama II (inside)

Ferry crossing to Samut Prakarn City Hall
and the Market.

(Bangkoksite Photos taken on April 11, 1999)

The Chulachomklao Fortress, Statue of
King Rama V.

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A Museum of the Royal Thai Navy's Ships.

The Chulachomklao Fortress, a famous

historical site, built in the reign of King
Rama V. It served as a protecting fort
against the invasion of enermies coming
from the sea.

A statue of King Rama V in the uniform
of Admiral of the Fleet was erected inside
the Chulachomklao Fortress. Under the base of the statue exists an exhibition hall with historic pictures of the Pak Nam City.

See Video of Chulachomklao Fortress.


  Samut Prakan
Samut Prakan, also known
as Pak Nam, is located at
the end or mouth of the Chao Phraya
River at the head of the Gulf of Thailand. It occupies an area of 1,004 sq.kilometers, and it is 25 kms from Bangkok. Samut Prakan was established in the Ayutthaya period having the original site at the Phra Pradaeng district. During the reign of King Rama II, he commanded to have Muang Samut Prakan be reestablished

at Tambon Pak Nam in the year 1819, and it took three years to complete.

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Chulachomklao Fortress
The Ancient City
Crocodile Farm & Zoo
Phra Samut Chedi

How to get to Phra Samut Chedi
1) By car : Follow Suksawat road to Amphoe Phra Padaeng and continue
to Phra Samut Chadi.
2) By ferry : Take the ferry from the pier at Samut Prakan City Hall. The fare is only 1.50 baht.


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