Samut Sakhon

Samut Sakhon is more commonly known as Mahachai. Before the arrival of European traders in the 17th century, the town was known as Tha Chin (Chinese pier) because of the large number of Chinese junks that called in at the port.

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It is easily accessible from Bangkok/Thonburi by train or car. The train runs every hour on weekdays and every two or three hours on weekends. The rail journey takes only an hour and passes through the rural part of Thailand.

The main attraction in the town is the huge seafood market which is just outside the railway station. Just beyond the market is the main pier and a small park. There is a Chinese temple next to the park.

Seafood Market