The tiny province of Samut Songkhram is a short distance from Bangkok, yet rarely visited by tourists. A visit here offers a refreshing change from the madness and chaos of the capital and a glimpse at a more traditional way of life. Two of the town’s biggest attractions are the train market, where vendors move their produce from the lines minutes before the train lumbers through and the floating market on the Mae Khlong river.
It’s a fertile province, ripe with plants, fruits and vegetables; there are more than a hundred temples to explore, or you can simply kick back and enjoy life on the river and its three hundred canals that support a number of other interesting floating markets.
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