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Price Per Person

THB 3,500
Country: Thailand
City: Samutsongkram
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tour

Package Itinerary

 

                                                                                       Afternoon Tour Amphawa Floating Market  - Rom Hub Market  ( private tour ) 

 

 

Themes : Nature Scenery - Local Experience 

Highlight :  Rom Hub  Risky Market Market – Amphawa Floating Market – Wat Bang Kung - King Rama II Memorial Park - 

Duration :  Half Day Tour from 12.00-20.30hrs.   

Frequency : Friday , Sat , Sun due to Amphawa Floating Market schedule selling weekend only 

HOW TO BOOK :

If you would like to make reservation please contact   pactrvl@pacifichorizontravel.com

Places are limited so secure your place as early as possible.


Attraction Details : 

Mae Klong Railway Market (Hoop Rom Market) is a local market in Samut Songkhram Province, commonly called Siang Tai (life-risking) Market. It is considered one of amazing-Thailand attractions in the province. Spreading over a 100-metre length, the market is located by the railway near Mae Klong Railway Station, Mueng District, Samut Songkhram Province. It is a common fresh market selling seafood, vegetable, fruits, fresh and dried food, meats and other miscellaneous goods. Mae Klong Railway Market is open from 6.00 a.m. -6.00 p.m.       

The market is called ‘life-risking’ market because its stalls are attached to the Mae Klong-Ban Laem railway, which is a short railway line running from and to Mahachai and Mae Klong. Vendors at the market put out parasols or canvas to protect themselves against the sun. The shelters stick into the railway where visitors walk and do their shopping. When each signal of the arriving train rings, chaos happens: vendors will rush to close their parasols and canvas, along with clearing all goods that will obstruct the coming train at a great speed. Once the train passes, parasols and canvas will be reopened as goods are again put into their usual place next to the railroad. The market, accordingly, is so called ‘Hoop Rom (umbrella/parasol-closing) Market’. The practice is usual for vendors and local people, but not for tourists who will definitely find the scene exciting and enjoyable at each visit. The parasol-closing event happens eight times per day according to the time that trains leave Mahachai for Mae Klong and depart Mae Klong for Mahachai. 

Amphawa Floating Market , This afternoon-only floating market is located near a temple, Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram, where parking is provided. On Fridays and on weekends, the Amphawa Canal brims with boats loaded with drinks like O-Liang (Thai iced black coffee) and food such as fried sea mussels, noodles, and sweets. Bank-side wheelbarrows also offer goods for sale. Visitors can explore the market, tasting the local food, as well as hire a boat at night to watch as pretty fireflies light up the air.

In 2008, the KhlongAmphawa community was granted an Honorable Mention Award from the UNESCO Asia–Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation as a result of its efforts to preserve the local culture and architecture. 

The tour includes visiting Wat Bangkung - King Rama II Memorial Park  


ITINERARY :

12.00hrs. :  Pick up from your hotel departing  to Mae Klong Railway Market or Rom Hub Risky Market ( Folding Umbrella Market ) “ Rom Hub Market ” or “Mae Klong Railway Market ” or called by local people as “ Dangerous Market ” .  Also, it has become well-known nationwide and attracted people to visit here . Experience the exciting and thrilling way through the market . Moreover, the market offers several of fresh seafood , vegetable , fruits you will get fun and  experienced local people .

Further up to King Rama II Memorial Park , This park was built to honor King Rama II and is run by a royally-supported foundation. King Rama II was awarded the status of Person of the World by UNESCO for his contributions to the arts and culture of Thailand, and his achievements are celebrated in this compound. In addition, the King Rama II Museum, composed of four buildings, houses artifacts from the early Rattanakosin era, King Rama II’s household furniture, and showcases the lives of Thais during the king’s reign.

Nearby, there is an open theater and a botanical garden where plants cited in Thai literature are cultivated. A shop offers local products and young saplings for those wishing to grow the plants at home.

Continue to the famous temple Wat Bang Kung or Bang Kung Camp was once a navy campsite during the reign of King Taksin the Great. Following the second defeat of the Ayutthaya kingdom in 1767, the king relocated his navy to this campsite. A wall was built, making a temple, Wat Bang Kung, not only the spiritual center of the camp but also the physical center. As King Taksin the Great later ordered Chinese soldiers from various provicnces to guard the camp, the camp came to be known as Bang Kung Chinese Camp. A year later, Ayutthaya was successfully reclaimed, and the campsite was left deserted for almost 200 years before the Ministry of Education built a shrine to memorialize King Taksin the Great’s achievements.

Within the camp compound, there is an ordination hall built in the Ayutthaya period and now covered with lush ficus. Upon arriving at the compound, visitors will also see a replica wall built to celebrate King Taksin the Great’s battle with invading forces.

Guide may drop you a tthe local coffee shop for taking a rest and sip a cup of coffee for relaxing 

16.00hrs. :  Arrive Amphawa Floating Market , is one of Thailand’s floating markets which is old and very popular among tourists.  This floating market is also one of the top Samut Songkhram’s tourist attractions.  Because it is not far from Bangkok, every Friday – Sunday the market will be packed by the tourists who come to enjoy canalside views or having delicious food.  All visitors can purchase seafood, local Thai dessert or souvenirs for friends and family .  

You will have experienced on boat riding along Amphawa Canal , at night , you may lucky can see fireflies in cork tree as a fascinating night scene of the day ( depending on weather ) 

18.00hrs. : Departing Amphawa and returning to Bangkok 

20.00hrs. : Arriving Bangkok and drop off at your hotel 

 

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Tour price in Thai Baht. ( THB. ) per person . Private arrangement  

Validity Jan 01st - Oct 31st , 2018 

Min.2 persons 3,500.00
3 persons 2,500.00
4 persons 2,000.00
5 persons  1,600.00
6 persons  1,300.00

Remark : Tour price subject to changed from variation upon booking 

Inclusions : 

  • Private A/C van with experienced driver 
  • English speaking guide escort 
  • Boat ride at the market 
  • Admission fees 
  • Cold water & towel supplied during tour 

Exclusions : 

  • Lunch 
  • Personal expenditures 
  • Others not mentioned in itinerary 
  • Guide and drive tip at your gratuity

What to bring : Casual clothes , comfort shoes , hat and camera 

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