Local Area

Talat Rom Hup

Talat Rom Hup, Mae Klong, Muaeng Samut Songkhram (ตลาดร่มหุบ ตำบลแม่กลอง อำเภอเมืองสมุทรสงคราม), is situated in front of Mae Klong Railway Station and is about 100 metres long. The vendors sell products on the ground close to the railway. When the train comes, they will instantly pull down the umbrella and put their products away. This exciting and strange behaviour has become famous and is the reason it is called Talat Rom Hup (pulling down umbrella market). The market offers vegetables, fruits and fresh seafood and is popular among the Local people because they are inexpensive and good quality. Open daily between 6.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. The train passes the market 8 times per day: 6.20 a.m., 8.30 a.m., 9.00 a.m., 11.10 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 2.30 p.m., 3.30 p.m. and 5.40 p.m. (Outbound and Inbound) in chronological order).

Don Hoi Lot

Don Hoi Lot (ดอนหอยหลอด) is a sandbar at the Mae Klong Estuary derived from the deposit of loam. It is a habitat of various kinds of shellfish; such as, razor shell, baby clam, ridged Venus clam, lamp shell, and blood clam. Since razor shells are mostly found in this area, the place is called Don Hoi Lot (razor shell sandbar). Visitors can rent a Boat to catch razor shells, which is usually done when the tide recedes, by using a small stick dipping lime and pierce into a hole where they live. The shell will be affected by the lime and come out. During March-May is the best time to visit since the period of the tide’s recession will be longer and the sandbar can be seen. Boat rental is available at Sala A-phon close to the Krom Luang chumphon Khet Udomsak Shrine.

Wat Phet Samut Worawihan

Wat Phet Samut Worawihan (Wat Luangpho Ban Laem), Amphoe Ban Laem (วัดเพชรสมุทรวรวิหาร (วัดหลวงพ่อบ้านแหลม) อำเภอบ้านแหลม) was formerly named Wat Champasi. In the past, Phetchaburi town was attacked by the enemy; however, troops from Ayutthaya came to help protect this town. As a result, People in Ban Laem of Phetchaburi town fled to settle at Tambon Mae Klong on the north of Wat Champasi. Hence, this Village was called “Ban Laem”. Most of the Ban Laem people made a living from fishery; one day, they cast a fishnet in the Mae Klong Bay and found two Buddha images stuck in the net. One of them was a seated Buddha image and was brought to be housed at Wat Ta-khrao, Amphoe Ban Laem, Phetchaburi and the other was a standing Buddha image holding alms and was brought to be installed at Wat Ban Laem. This much revered image was called “Luangpho Ban Laem”.