Samut Prakan

MEGA Bangna (เมกาบางนา)

May 4, 2012
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MEGA Bangna (เมกาบางนา)

The latest shopping mall to open in the suburbs of Bangkok is the MEGA Bangna. Reported to have 800 shops and 8,000 parking spaces, they claim to be the biggest low-rise shopping mall in South East Asia. The anchor stores include: Robinson, Big C Extra, HomePro, Mega Cineplex and IKEA. Mega Cineplex includes 15 digital cinemas, 24 bowling lanes, 28…

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Bang Nampheung Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำบางน้ำผึ้ง)

March 6, 2012
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Bang Nampheung Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำบางน้ำผึ้ง)

A relatively new floating market near Bangkok is Bang Nampheung Floating Market in Samut Prakan Province. It is built along a canal that flows into the Chao Phraya River. It is a good place to buy food and local handicraft. You can also rent out boats to go for a paddle on the canal. It is a weekend market that…

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Bang Pu Seaside Resort (สถานตากอากาศบางปู)

August 21, 2011
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Bang Pu Seaside Resort (สถานตากอากาศบางปู)

Just beyond the 37 k.m. marker on Sukhumwit Road is the entrance way to Bang Poo Seaside Resort (สถานตากอากาศบางปู). It is the army’s rehabilitation and relaxation center but members of the public can also enter and enjoy its beautiful scenery. On the site are some gardens, a restaurant and a pier. Between the end of the year and April, large…

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Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang (วัดบางพลีใหญ่กลาง)

August 14, 2011
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Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang (วัดบางพลีใหญ่กลาง)

The temple at Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang (วัดบางพลีใหญ่กลาง) contains a large Reclining Buddha image which is 53 metres long. It is called Somdet Phra Sakayamuni Si Sumet Bophit and is unique in Thailand as you can actually go inside to see the heart of the Buddha.

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Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo (ฟาร์มจระเข้)

August 12, 2011
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Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo (ฟาร์มจระเข้)

The Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo (Thai: ฟาร์มจระเข้) is an internationally renowned crocodile zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. It claims to hold the Guinness Book of Records Largest Captive Crocodile measuring six meters (19 feet, 8 inches) and weighing 1114.27 kilograms (2465 pounds). This enormous crocodile is one among over 100,000 crocodiles at the world’s largest crocodile farm. Visitors to the…

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Ancient Siam (เมืองโบราณ)

August 12, 2011
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Ancient Siam (เมืองโบราณ)

Ancient Siam (Thai: เมืองโบราณ, Mueang Boran) is a park constructed under the patronage of Lek Viriyaphant. Ancient Siam is dubbed as the world’s largest outdoor museum. Situated close to the Crocodile Farm in Samut Prakan province, the 200 acre park features 116 structures of Thailand’s famous monuments and architectural attractions. The grounds of Ancient Siam correspond roughly to the shape…

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