Introducing Samut Prakan
At the mouth of Mae Nam Chao Phraya, where it empties into the Gulf of Thailand, Samut Prakan (sometimes referred to as Meuang Pak Nam) smells fishier than the ocean. Most residents’ lives revolve around fishing; motorcycle taxi drivers mend fishing nets while waiting for a fare or vendors shoo flies from crates of iced ocean dwellers.
The city’s name means Ocean Wall, a reference to Phra Chula Jawm Klao Fort, built around 1893, 7km south of the provincial hall.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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