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Market in Amphawa

Tha Kha Floating Market

This, the most real-feeling floating market, is also the most difficult to reach. A handful of vendors coalesce along an open rural klorng (canal, also spelt khlong) lined with coconut palms and old wooden houses. B…
Village in Amphawa


This canalside village has become a popular destination among city folk who seek out what many consider its quintessentially ‘Thai’ setting. This urban influx has sparked quite a few signs of gentrification, but the…
Beach in Amphawa

Don Hoi Lot

The Amphawa area’s second-most-famous tourist attraction is a bank of fossilised shells at the mouth of Mae Nam Mae Klong, not far from Samut Songkhram. These shells come from hŏy lòrt (clams with a tube-like shell)…
Seafood in Amphawa

Seafood Restaurants

The road leading to Don Hoi Lot is lined with seafood restaurants, nearly all serving dishes made with hŏy lòrt, the area’s eponymous shellfish.
Museum in Amphawa

King Buddhalertla (Phuttha Loet La) Naphalai Memorial Park

This park is a museum housed in a collection of traditional central Thai–style houses set on four landscaped acres. Dedicated to Rama II, who was born in the area, the museum contains rare Thai books and antiques fr…
Buddhist Temple in Amphawa

Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram

Steps from Amphawa’s central footbridge is this graceful temple thought to be located at the place of the family home of Rama II (King Phraphutthaloetla Naphalai; r 1809–24), and which features accomplished murals.
Market in Amphawa

Amphawa Floating Market

If you’re in Amphawa on a weekend, plan your meals around this fun market where grilled seafood and other dishes are served directly from boats.