Samut Prakan (province)
Samut Prakan Province is in Central Thailand.
Samut Prakan city (สมุทรปราการ) is the provincial capital of Samut Prakan Province.
Samut Prakan, also known as Pak Nam, is located 29 kilometres south of Bangkok, around the area where the Chao Phraya River flows into the Gulf of Thailand. It is a town of the Ayutthaya period. Samut Prakan is home to countless historical and cultural sites. It occupies an area of 1,004 square kilometres and is administratively divided into 5 districts (Amphoes) and 1 sub-district (Ging Amphoe)
- Amphoe Muang Samut Prakan
- Amphoe Phra Pradaeng
- Amphoe Bang Phli
- Amphoe Bang Bo
- Amphoe Phra Sumut Chedi
- Ging Amphoe Bang Sao Thong
- Samut Prakan - the provincial capital
You can use the old Sukhumvit Road and also Highway Number 303 to get there. The distance is only 29 kilometres to Samut Prakan town.
Distances from Amphoe Muang Samut Prakan to other Amphoes and King Amphoe :
- Phra Pradaeng 12 km.
- Bang Phli 17 km.
- Bang Bo 38 km.
- Phra Samut Chedi 21 km.
- King Amphone Bang Sao Thong 32 km.
Air-conditioned buses (of the BMTA Bangkok Mass Transit Authority)
- Line No. 502 (Sam Rong - Pak Khlong Talat), }
- Line No. 506 (Pak Kret - Phra Pradaeng)
- Line No. 507 (Sam Rong - Tha Phra)
- Line No. 508 (Pak Nam - Tha Ratchaworadit)
- Line No. 511 (Pak Nam - Khonsongsaitai)
- Line No. 513 (Rangsit - Pu Chao Saming Phrai)
- Line No. 523 (Sam Rong Thewet via Expressway)
- Line No. 525 (Pak Nam - Tha Chang)
- Line No. 102 (Pak Nam - Chong Nonsee)
- Line No. 126 (Nonthaburi - Sam Rong)
- Line No. 129 (Thang Duan - Kasetsart University - Sam Rong)
- Line No. 142 (Wat Lau - Samut Prakan)
- Line No. 145 (Suan Chatuchak - Samut Prakan)
In early 2006, BMTA has renumbered all air-conditioned buses to higher number. For example from No. 11 to No. 511. Some air-conditioned buses numbers remain the same. Please consult official BMTA web site http://www.bmta.co.th/engversion/eng_version.htm for full details.
Non-air conditioned buses
- Line No. 2 (Sam Rong - Pak Khlong Talad)
- Line No. 6 (Phra Pradaeng - Bang Lamphu)
- Line No. 13 (Rangsit - Phu Chao Saming Phrai)
- Line No. 20 (Pom Phra Chun- Tha Nam Din Daeng)
- Line No. 23 (Sam Rong Thewet via Expressway)
- Line No. 25 (Pak Nam - Tha Chang)
- Line No. 45 (Sam Rong - Ratchaprasong)
- Line No. 82 (Phra Pradaeng - Bang Lamphu)
- Line No. 102 (Pak Nam - Chong Nonsi)
- Line No. 116 (Samrong - Sathorn)
- Line No. 129 (Kasetsart University - Sam Rong via Expressway)
- Line No. 138 (Chatuchak - Phra Pradaeng via Expressway)
- Line No. 145 (Suan Chatuchak - Pak Nam)
- Ancient City (Mueang Boran). Has scaled replicas of buildings from all over Thailand and is interesting to cycle round. To get there independently from Bangkok, take the Skytrain to the end of the line at On Nut. Then a 511 air conditioned bus (ask to be told when to get off for Muang Boran). Then you take a no. 36 pickup truck bus the rest of the way (ask to be told when you're there or keep looking left across the canal). That's an hour or more on the buses.
This page was last edited at 20:22, on 28 August 2008 by Wikitravel user Morph. Based on work by bornDistinction, Andrew Müllerson and Jani Patokallio, Wikitravel user(s) Texugo and Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel.