Wat Ban Laem or Wat Phet Samut Worawihan, Samut Songkhram

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  • There is a chance., Luang por WAT ban Laem. This measurement exactly that impression, very flat and closed access to the Holy God of gold has reached the Holy Buddha Temple, YMCAs element.
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  • Wat Phet Samut or that the locals call WAT Luang PHO ban Laem Temple worship many respectable people. Parking is a parking lot on the inside of the temple. By the water.
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  • This is a famous buddha temple to foreign tourists & popular to local come to pray during weekend/ holiday. Located next to the car park for train station  more »
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  • Samut Songkhram can be considered a modern city with a large market area between the train and bus stations. The sizeable Wat Phet Samut Worawihan, in the centre of town near the train station and river, contains a renowned Buddha image called Luang Phaw Wat Ban Laem. At the mouth of Mae Nam Mae Klong, not far from town, is the province’s most famous tourist attraction, a bank of fossilised shells known as Don Hoi Lot. The type of shells embedded in the bank come from hawy lawt ( clams with a tube-like shell ). The shell bank is best seen late in the dry season (typically April and May) when the river has receded to its lowest level. To get to Don Hoi Lot you can hop on a blue songtaw ( 15 Baht for 15 minutes ) in front of Somdet Phra Phuttalertla Hospital at the intersection of Tha Prasitwatthana and Tha Thamnimit. Or you can charter a boat from Tha Talat Mae Klong, a scenic journey that takes about 45 minutes. At the coast are many lakes for producing sea salt. Usually these fields are teaming with Thai people labouring away producing the salt, which is then sold to Markets or at road side stalls. I found the town of Samut Songkhram typically Thai. Catering more for the Thai people rather than the Tourist. But found them very friendly also. The market was much the same as other markets around Thailand, with the exception of the section that was based on and around the local Railway line. At the end of the town is the customs house and a short walk under the archway brings you onto the River and Ferry boats. It never ceases to amaze me that, no matter how far from Bangkok you are, and thinking you wont see many visitors, you do ! The Mae Klong Railway was built in two separate stages. The Tachin Railway Ltd, founded in 1901 with a concession from the crown of Thailand to construct a line to Samut Sakhon from Bangkok, built the 33 kilometre Mahachai Line; it opened in 1904 with eight stations. A year later, The Maeklong Railway Company opened the 34 kilometre Ban Laem Line. The lines merged in 1907 to form the Maeklong Railway Ltd. It was originally opened as a goods line, transporting produce from the fishing ports of Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkram to the Bangkok markets. The Thai military gained control of the railway in 1942, during World War II, and the line was nationalised by the Thai Government in 1946. The line was operated by the State Railway of Thailand ( SRT ) from 1952 and was fully merged into the SRT in 1955. In 1961 the line's original terminus at Khlong San was closed and replaced with a bus stop, to ease traffic congestion in Bangkok. Wong Wian Yai became the new terminus. The railway became famous for its route through the Mae klong Railway Market, nicknamed meaning the umbrella pull down market. It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand, and is centred on the Mae klong Railway's track. Whenever a train approaches, the awnings and shop coverings are moved back from the rails, to be replaced once the train has passed. Seventeen trains run daily in each direction between Samut Sakhon and Wong Wian Yai. Four trains run daily between Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkhram. The railway is one of the slowest in Thailand, and the average speed for the whole line is only 30 km / hr. In May 2015, the Ban Laem - Mae klong section closed for renovations and was scheduled to re-open in November 2015, with a new depot at Ban Na Khwang.
  • If you go to Samut Songkhram Province you should be visiting this temple, there is a famous standing Buddha statue named "Luang Phor Ban Laem". Hope you all have Healthy, Lucky and Happiness forever.
  • Popular temple to local. A lot of retail stall around the temple
  • A boring time during the wait a train , as your choice one , you should visit this temple nearby Maeklong station. There is famous buddha statue , lot of people come for praying in holiday. Oct-2016
  • Nice temple but very busy
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