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Amphawa is a small town in the province of Samut Songkhram, two hours in a car southwest from Bangkok.

Samut Songkhram 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.

Rural floating markets are a great way of observing river life, AmphawaOther 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!

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    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 the markets around Amphawa
      Amphawa Floating Market, Thailand

      Visit the markets around Amphawa

      Visit the markets around Amphawa

      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.

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