Visit Amphawa, Thailand
Amphawa is a small town in the province of Samut Songkran, two hours in a car southwest from Bangkok.
Samut Songkran has the delta of the Mae Klong river at its heart and thanks to this has always been a very fertile area, supplying fruit and vegetables to the rest of Thailand. In recent years, thanks in part to royal intervention, the area is focused on organic farming techniques.
Other attractions include possibly the best floating markets in Thailand and remote temples. Lush plantations and sleepy towns are typical of the area, which is only just starting to make a name for itself as a tourist destination.
A stay here combines perfectly with either Bangkok or Kanchanaburi, being just two hours from both by car. Amphawa is perfect for clients who wish to get under the skin of Thai culture without having to incorporate significant extra time into an itinerary.
Just one night here will add a different dimension to any itinerary in Thailand and you will see very few western faces during your time here!
Suggested itineraries featuring Amphawa
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Amphawa, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Amphawa
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Places near Amphawa
- Bangkok 44 miles away
- Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai 50 miles away
- Ayutthaya 76 miles away
- Koh Samet 118 miles away
- Khao Yai National Park 125 miles away
- Koh Munnork 132 miles away
- Phimai 211 miles away
- Koh Kood 215 miles away
- Phanom Rung 218 miles away
- Koh Tao 231 miles away
- Sukhothai 248 miles away
- Koh Phangan 257 miles away
- Koh Samui 271 miles away
- Khanom 291 miles away
Photos of Amphawa
Ideas for experiencing Amphawa
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Amphawa, and which use the best local guides.
Visit a market which has grown along the railway tracks and witness the dexterity and speed of the vendors as they quickly pack their stalls away whenever the trains approach. Then onto Tha Kha, where you can observe an authentic Thai floating market. Finish your day with a paddleboat journey through the maze of klongs (canals), cruising past plantations and Buddhist temples.