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History of Samut Prakan Province
Samut Prakan Province is situated at the very end of Chao Phraya River and on the northern part of Thai Gulf, popularized by the name of "Muang (city) Pak Nam", a 29 km. distance away from Bangkok, a total area of 1,004 sq.km. The landscape is a plain with no mountains but countless canals. Some part has flooding and sea water is at its saltiest in draught season. Most of the area are farmlands and gardens with a mixture of white mangrove forest, cycad tree, mangrove tree, nipa palm forest. Famous products are "nipa palm dessert" and "dried fish". Samutprakan was built in the reign of Krung Sri-Ayudhya, its ancient city is the area of Pra Pradang district called "Nakorn Kuenkan" where foreign freighters docked. Forts of the city were strongly built along the sea coastal area and later in the reign of King Prabudha Lerdlah Napalai (Reign 2), the King urged to build the city of Samut Prakan at the district of Pak nam in B.E. 2362, lasted for 3 years in construction. Then 6 forts were built along both sides of the river, namely Pracone-chai Fort. Narai Prabsuk Fort, Prakan Fort, Prakai-sit Fort, Nakarat Fort, and Pe Sua Samut Fort. Next