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TRAVEL THAILAND » CENTRAL & WESTERN » SAMUT SONGKHRAM » History of Samut Songkhram
 
 
History of Samut Songkhram 
 

Samut Songkhram is a province of fertile land, ripe with plants and crops, including numerous vegetables and fruits, as well as a vast variety of seafood products. It is also an interesting historical area, particularly during the early Ratanakosin period, following the fall of Ayutthaya.

There is no evidence to indicate the establishment of the city of Samut Songkhram. It is presumed to have been a former district of Ratchaburi called “Suan Nok” (outside garden). Then, during the transition from the Ayutthaya to the Thon Buri periods, it was separated from Ratchaburi and named “Mueang Mae Klong”. Samut Songkhram was historically important during the establishment of Thon Buri as the kingdom’s capital by King Raksin the Great. When the Burmese led an army to Tambon Bang Kung, the king gathered the people to build a fort and prevent the city from the Burmese troops. This was an important act against the Burmese invaders at that time.