Ampawa is a district in Samut Songkram province, which is only an hour and a half from Bangkok. Although it’s the smallest of the 76 provinces in Thailand, it has an amazing network of 330 canals.

In Ampawa, many pleasant Thai families have opened their homes so that visitors can get a glimpse of their enviable lifestyle.

Homestays cater for romantic couples, small groups of friends and large groups of students, with accommodation to suit.

The best way to get around in Ampawa is to walk and there are many picturesque lanes which run along the canals.

Teakwood homes are built on stilts and inside, you'll find these homes in immaculate condition.

The night-time boat trip on the Mae Klong River lets you enter the enchanting world of fireflies swarming in the trees along the river bank. It's an unbelievable sight, as entire trees are aglow with flashing, yellow lights.

A visit to the temple at Wat Bangkae Noi is a must because of the breathtaking view inside.

The interior walls and ceiling of the main chapel have intricate teakwood carvings and time spent here will leave you in awe of the fine craftsmanship found in these carvings.

Ampawa is famous for the quality of its TaoTan Palm Sugar which is made from tapping the sap from sugar palm trees. 

You can sample the liquid sap fresh from the harvest or you can try climbing the tree yourself.

A short walk will take you to the place which produces the most beautiful five-coloured porcelain crockery called Benjarong. It represents the exquisite craftsmanship and beauty of Thai art.

You are welcome to walk around and observe the works-in-progress. If you see something you like, your order will join the end of a five month waiting list. 

A visit to Ampawa is a reminder of a time when people were friendlier and the pace of life was dictated solely by the sun and the moon.

You will return refreshed in body and renewed in soul, which seems a fair exchange for your few baht spent.

Tour Details

One Day Tour Ampawa

Tour departs Bangkok 7:30 am

Includes visits to

  • King Rama II Memorial Park
  • Benjarong Porcelain Factory

Lunch beside the Mae Klong River

After lunch visit

  • Palm Sugar Plantation
  • Wat Bangkae Noi Teakwood Carvings
  • Stroll along boardwalk of Ampawa

Late afternoon will see a return to Bangkok.

Rates per Person in Thai Baht
1-2 pax 3-4 pax 5-7 pax 8-9 pax
4400 3350 2750 2545

Two Day Tour Ratchaburi & Ampawa

Day One:
Tour departs Bangkok at 7:30 am

Includes visits to:

  • Ceramic Factory visit in Ratchaburi
  • Lunch beside the Mae Klong River
  • Afternoon free to stroll around Ampawa
  • Night time boat trip to see fireflies

Day Two:
Optional early start to offer food to monks.

After breakfast, program includes

  • Palm Sugar Plantation
  • Benjarong Porcelain Factory
  • Lunch at King Rama II Memorial Park
  • Wat Bangkae Noi Teakwood Carvings
  • Coffee Time at the Coffee Factory

Late afternoon return to Bangkok.

Rates per Person in Thai Baht
1-2 pax 3-4 pax 5-7 pax 8-9 pax
9175 6450 5550 4950