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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thailand Wat Phra Samut Chedi temple

The temple named Wat Phra Samut Chedi (in Thai: พระสมุทรเจดีย์) is one of the attractions in Samut Prakan district of BangkokThe district is named after the temple Phra Samut Chedi, which was built 1827 to 1828 by king (Rama II) on an island in the Chao Phraya river. The name Phra Chedi Klang Nam means Chedi in the middle of the water. The island is now connected with the left river banks so it is not in the middle of the water now but there is a near by island.

Wat Phra Samul Chedi - Samut Prakan, Thailand

We did not find anything much to see there, except taking a few pictures around and marking "done" on our place to see or explore list. So we got a coffee from a near-by shop and continue the trip. Just near this temple there is a pier and the boat costs 3.50 BHT per person and it takes you to the other side of the river directly into a fresh market of Samut Prakan. 

This is just a regular big market place with meat and vegetables, baked food and sweets. Hard to find a restaurant that sells rice but we ran into a lot of noodle shops - finally end up having noodles for lunch - good noodles around here.

Fresh pineapple at the market
Boat on Chao Phraya river (Samut Prakan)
People watching thai series in the market
Temple (Wat) Phra Samut Chedi view from the parking lot
If you taking the time for a trip there I would recommend to have a few hundred meters detour and visit the Pak Khlong Bang Pla Kot Chinese Shrine which is near-by. 

I am not aware of any celebrations held here but if I know anything, the content of this post will be updated.

Be aware of the seasons in Thailand as there is a real possibility of floods especially during September - October. 

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