Samut Songkhram or Mae Klong is just one hour and a half drive from Bangkok. Where you can take this idea of a day trip to explore an old Thai living style.
Here you can visit a famous floating market, Amphawa is worth a visit, especially to experience Thai food and life of canal and waterfront surrounding.
However, there are more interesting things to do and to visit further than the floating market in one day trip. In the early morning, you can experience our Thai culture, to give alms to the Buddhist monks on the river.
And find some local food for your breakfast at the Maeklong Railway Market.
This place is a local Thai market divided by a railroad track. Shops shaded by umbrellas or awnings line the narrow track on both sides.
You can experience by walking down the tracks, explore the market, and try some Thai fruits like mango or banana while waiting for the train.
When the train comes, the vendors will pull back the shades sheltering their stalls and hold on to the pole at the last minute until the train passes away from the shops.
After filling your empty stomach with tasty food, go to Wat Bang Koong and other impressive temples around.
Visit Rama 2 park and nearby temple Wat Amphawa Chetiyaram.
The popular evening activity is watching fireflies on the river bank. You can do a tour ( around 60 Baht/person) to catch a magical glimpse of fireflies at night.
They will take you to experience the local lifestyle along the river bank and watch fireflies. Furthermore, you can see some temples and a huge Buddha statue.
Once you finish the boat trip, go to Amphawa floating market where you’ll experience having meals on longtail boats floating up and down the river.
Enjoy a wide variety of foods. You can freely design your own plan to make a vacation more memorable.