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Samut Sakhon ~ Hidden gem in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Hey allโ€ผ๏ธย How have you spent your 2018 year end breakโ“โ‰๏ธ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย would like to sharing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ about her 2018 year end travelling ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿงข with Take Me Tour, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Pick 1๏ธโƒฃ ~ย Samut Sakhon from Bangkok: Salt Farm Tour & Homemade Seafood ~ย 

Yes โœ…, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has booked ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ›’ more than a tour…do stay tune for her next blogging ya ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“

Actually not just a wide variety of day tours, Take Me Tour also providing private car ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™ airport transfer โœˆ๏ธ, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has booked ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ›’โœ… for a few & really impressed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿคฉ with its reliable, safe & comfy ride ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™ to/ from Don Mueangย International Airport โœˆ๏ธ

Do consider for your convenience especially with night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ›ฌ arrival ya

Before she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has decided on this tour, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has read ๐Ÿ“– about the local expert of this said tour named Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย who has introduced herself as a wanderer in this small village & then become a close friend to many villagers ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

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During the tour, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has observed that Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย really having a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป relationship with the villagers ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ & communicating well ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘ฅ with them. Definitely a strong healthy bonding ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿค & friendship being built, bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป to her ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also truly believes that Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธhas chosen โœ… to lead this day tour to introduce to all guests ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ about this small village in a less travelledย  province ~ Samut Sakhon, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ i.e. from the salt water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง gate, mangrove forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ , salt farm, home made seafoods ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ etc.

Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย also aims to help to boost โฌ†๏ธ the economy of this small village & increase โฌ†๏ธ the earning power ๐Ÿ’ฐ of the villagers ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ here especially during the raining โ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง season where most of the salt farmers here will be experiencing the low โฌ‡๏ธ salt harvesting

Hmm…How’s this day tour thoughoutโ“โ‰๏ธ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป woke up early that morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† & went for a local Thai “bak kut teh” breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค , a non-halal dish ~ herb pork ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿท๐Ÿฝ soup ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅฃ served with riceย ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค It’s just a stall outside of a local Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ‘s home ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก & within walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ distance fromย her hotelย ๐Ÿขย namedย Bangkok Loft Innย 

This hotel ๐Ÿข is located at๐Ÿ“55 Somdet Phra Chao Taksin Rd., Bangyeerua, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ A nice ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป comfy stay ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšฝwith its strategic location๐Ÿ“ i.e. 5๏ธโƒฃmins walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ distance to the Wongwian Yai BTS skytrain station ๐Ÿš‰, very convenient ๐Ÿ†—๐Ÿ†’ More details for your hotel booking ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ›’ via ๐ŸŒ http://www.bangkokloftinn.com/ย 

After breakfast ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป then proceeded ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธto take the BTS skytrain ๐ŸšŠ from Wongwian Yai station ๐Ÿš‰ย Oppsss…Too early arrival ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† atย BTS stationย named Wutthakat ๐Ÿš‰, not because of the time difference ya…

Yesโœ…, she was about 1๏ธโƒฃ hour early from meet up @ 9๏ธโƒฃam to meet up with Khun Hansaย ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย as stated in her Take Me Tour booking ๐Ÿ“Œ Just too excited ๐Ÿ˜† for the day tour, Ha…Ha…Don’t laugh ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚ at her ya

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ A very niceย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปย morningย ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”†ย view with riverย ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, long boatย ๐Ÿ›ถย & watย โ›ฉย from the BTS stationย ๐Ÿš‡ย during her wait for the meet up ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Hmm…She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was a bit lazy, else she would have walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธto visit this wat ย โ›ฉย nearby that morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† Instead she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป seated down in the BTS station ๐Ÿš‰ & then logged in to her social medias ๐Ÿ“ฑ & catching up with her friends & family members ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌย with her new ๐Ÿ†• ย Thai simcard named DTAC , more details via ๐ŸŒย https://www.dtac.co.th/en/move-to-dtac/

Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย was early to arrive too, so both ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ then started this day tour slightly early that the scheduled time of 9๏ธโƒฃam

Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย is so friendly & shares the same travel passion as SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป, hence lots of common interest to chit chat ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ค about during their approximately 30mins journey ๐Ÿš™ to Samut Sakhon province, also known by the locals as “Maha Chai” ๐Ÿ˜€

Both happily ๐Ÿ˜ƒ exchanged lots of respective travel stories, always a nice ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป meet & catch up with a travel lover during travel journeys ๐Ÿ˜

As you have reading ๐Ÿ“– her earlier blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ here, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has visited plenty of mangrove parks ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ in her home country ~ Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

However, this is SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‘s 1๏ธโƒฃst visit to a Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ‘s natural coastal mangrove forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ,ย a home to a wide variety of birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ & mudskippers ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ & along the Gulf of Thailand ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Oppsss…The mudskippers ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ here are fat & huge, it was high tides ๐ŸŒŠ during her visit, so not able โŒ to note the colourful Hermit crabs ๐Ÿš๐Ÿฆ€crawling on the muddy field ๐Ÿ˜Œโ˜บ๏ธ

Not to missed a visit to its mini museum / perhaps more to a conservation project centre ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š with a collection of whale ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ skeletons, details about some small animals lived in this forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ before as well asย some its on-going marine conservation initiatives ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š here i.e. mangrove trees planting ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ, a bamboo ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‹ border project to avoid further water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง & soil erosion to this forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ etc.

These eco ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š sustainable initiatives aim to buidling the bamboo borders ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‹ within the mangrove forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ were observed by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป during her visit to protect the mangroves ๐ŸŒณ being sapling from the sea waves ๐ŸŒŠ ‘ destruction, then soil erosion ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย also into eco tourism ๐Ÿ’š & a green person as SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป,ย so they have more conversational topics ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ค Ha…Ha…it’s rare to meet a new friend ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ with similar travel & conservation passionate ๐Ÿ˜‰

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has shared a recent sad ๐Ÿ˜” news ๐Ÿ—ž๐Ÿ“ฐ of the high โฌ†๏ธ potential of the de-gazette โŒ of Pulau Kukup Johor National Park ๐ŸŒดย to Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ during this day tour, you may check out this said dissappointingย ๐Ÿ˜”ย online newsย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ—ž๐Ÿ“ฐย viaย ๐ŸŒhttps://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/12/05/why-did-johor-quietly-degazette-pulau-kukup-national-park-asks-lawyers/

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has wrote ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ about this Pulau Kukup Johor National Parkย ๐ŸŒด via link ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/traveloguemalaysia-pulau-kukup-tanjung-piai/

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธnot just a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป local expert in sharing her knowledge about this village, she is also a great photographer ๐Ÿ“ธ

Special thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป for theย beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ photos ๐Ÿ“ธ of SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป during this mangrove forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธya ๐Ÿค—

Next, Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย also brought her to a local cafe ๐Ÿฝโ˜•๏ธย (Hmm…In Thai name which SiennyLovesDrawing is unable to share the name, refer photo below for the cafe details) by her friend named Joy ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ & her adorable shy daughter named Minnie ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป It was a pleasure to meet them & had a quick chit chat about Joy ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ’s recent visit to her orchard plantation ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ in Central of Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ , she plants ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ for macadomia nuts ๐Ÿฅœ , coffee trees โ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒณ, pineapples ๐Ÿ etc. Love ๐Ÿ’— all the photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ฑ shared by Joy ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, you will definitely note her passion in plantations ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ

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This cafe ๐Ÿฝโ˜•๏ธ is located๐Ÿ“next to a river ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, it’s really relaxing ๐Ÿ˜Œ to dine ๐Ÿฝ here to enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค the canal view. She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had a Thai tea ice stick โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฆas well as try stir fried fresh vegetables ๐Ÿฅ— planted by Joy ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ with sardines ๐ŸŸ, yummy delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคคโ€ผ๏ธ

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She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has observed during the car ๐Ÿš™ journey towards the salt farm that some of the farmers ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ here busy hand picking cockles ๐Ÿš in the farms ๐Ÿ˜„

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Next, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has proceeded to visit the salt farm ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Yes โœ…, the highlight โœจof this tour & she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has been long awaited for. Hmm….Whyโ“โ‰๏ธ

This is because she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป wanted to visit salt farm in Kampot village, Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ during her Phnom Penh trip in Nov. However, due to a last mins plan, no โŒ hotel available ๐Ÿข as it was the annual water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง festival celebration ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ , so SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was forced to cancel โŒ the Kampot visit plan, hence no โŒ chance to have her 1๏ธโƒฃst visit to a salt farm ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜”

Everything happens for a reason, then this Take Me Tour booking ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ›’โœ… has now fulfilled ๐Ÿ†’๐Ÿ†— her wish to visit a salt farm, so happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒโ€ผ๏ธ

Salt farming is seasonal & visiting during the dry season between January to April would capture the best view ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

Sea water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง is 1๏ธโƒฃst being pumping into the farms.ย  Then, the sea water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งwill be evaporated over a period of time, the layers of salt will be manually collected by the salt farmers ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has met with the salt farmers ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ’ family, learnt & discovered how the salt formed & also enjoy a home cooked lunch ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดwith the top ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปnotch salt & fresh seafood ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ served from the salt farm to table ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Do click inโ˜๐Ÿปto SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป’s IG photos album ๐Ÿ“ธ of her salt farm visit & delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค home cooked seafood dining ya ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Do enjoy this photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ album (swipe left โžก๏ธ for more) as @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป time with local expert cum friend now, Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ (also photographer ๐Ÿ“ธ) from #TakeMeTour during her recent #SamutSakhon day trip ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . . Places ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“she has visited, activities & met the local communities just so fulfilling ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป @girlslovetravel . . โœ… Mangrove forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณwith its mini museum (Hmm…Hope will have English information soon in the near future for foreign tourists ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ, translation from tour guide always different from reading ๐Ÿ“– on your own ya, personal preference ๐Ÿ’—) . . โœ… Salt farm, lots of hard works in producing salt for consumption, please donโ€™t waste the sweats ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ of the salt farmers ya (Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Her dream to explore salt farm fulfilled โœŒ๐Ÿปas she was sad she has missed her Kampot salt farm visit in Nov due to lack of time) . . โœ… Salt storage & holder the different salt grading as well as different usage of the salt grading too. Just learnt so so much about salt . . โœ… How the local people handpicked the salt & managing different salt grading by eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘, definitely good eye sights ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘€required . . โœ… Enjoyed home cooked seafood with top notch salt & direct from the salt farm ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค Freshness the top ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปby just steam the seafood โ™จ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ Her 1๏ธโƒฃst experience of eating the seepweed leaves ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ(only grows on salt farm). She has tasted the raw seepweed leaves at salt farm visit, the purple ๐Ÿ’œ plant defines the highest salt contains in it as shown in 1๏ธโƒฃ of her photo ๐Ÿ“ธ . . More updates ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“Œ FB page & #vlog ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ @ her YouTube channel named SiennyLovesDrawing & her #blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“, link ๐ŸŒ at profile . . Interestedโ“โ‰๏ธ Enjoy a 500 THB discount โฌ‡๏ธ for your 1๏ธโƒฃst booking via ๐ŸŒ http://takeme.tours/r/sienny-y ๐Ÿ˜€ . . Highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปas exploring hidden gems in outskirts area in @Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ with local expert really an amazing experience I had โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸปTry it once & you will know ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . . #LocalTableTH #AmazingThailand #OpentotheNewShades #TakeMeTour #Thailand #LostinThailand #ReviewThailand @localtableth @takemetour_thailand @thailandinsider @tourismthailand #travel #travels #bloggers #influencers #siennylovesdrawing @mekongminis @tourismmekong @mekongmoments

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Curious ๐Ÿค” about the home-cooked dishes that she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has enjoyed ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคคโ“โ‰๏ธ

Salt-Baked Seafood ~ Flower crab ๐Ÿฆ€ , prawns ๐Ÿฆ & sea bass ๐ŸŸ

What’s the best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปway to enjoy fresh seafoods๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸโ“โ‰๏ธ

Of course not โŒ to fried them, but to steamed them โ™จ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

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Hmm…Not just that, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has just learnt a new ๐Ÿ†• home cooked style i.e. to salt-baked the fresh seafoods ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ

Her 1๏ธโƒฃst salt-baked dining experience ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค & she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves ๐Ÿ’— so much as she gets to taste the original sweetness of the seafoods ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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How to eat the flower crab ๐Ÿฆ€ the local way ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญโ“โ‰๏ธ

Do click inโ˜๐Ÿปto this short clip ย ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅย captured while Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ was explaining to her how to enjoy crab ๐Ÿฆ€ the local Thai way ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves ๐Ÿ’— this dish the most as she loves to enjoy fresh seafoods ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ

Ohh ya…No need โŒ to worry as this salt-baked style will not make the seafoods taste too salty to dine ya ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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Fresh & tasty delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค , she has missed this dish the most from this day tourโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

You may opt to enjoy the seafoods either by dipping with the home made spicy ๐ŸŒถ sauce or not

Seepweed Leaf Salad ๐Ÿฅ— with Sauteed Dried Shrimps ๐Ÿฆ

This seepweed aka suaeda plants ๐ŸŒฟ only grow next to a salt farm, wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒโ€ผ๏ธ

Another 1๏ธโƒฃst tasting ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค experience of this green vegetable ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฅ—, actually not just green, it’s also in purple colour ๐Ÿ’œ

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The darker the purple ๐Ÿ’œ of the seepweed ๐ŸŒฟ, it signifies the higher โฌ†๏ธ of the salt concentrate as observed from her salt farm visit ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

A special local Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ way to enjoy this salad ๐Ÿฅ— dish, do click inโ˜๐Ÿปfor a short clipย ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅย captured from Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ’s demo during the lunch๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด

The coconut ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿฅฅ milk ๐Ÿฅ› & lime juice ๐Ÿ‹ blends well ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป with the seepweed๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฅ—, then the crispy crunchy dried shrimp ๐Ÿฆ add the boost โฌ†๏ธ to its overall taste in a spoonful ๐Ÿฅ„ So satisfied to enjoy this salad ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜‹

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Seepweed ๐ŸŒฟ Leaf Curry with Oysters ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿš

Very appetitive ๐Ÿคค curry fragrance to enjoy, especially the fresh oysters ๐Ÿš taste so sweet in this curry๐Ÿ›

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป not really an oyster fan, however she loves ๐Ÿ’— the original sweetness of the fresh oysters in this dish ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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Fried Rice ๐Ÿš with Crab ๐Ÿฆ€ Roes

It served with a small bowl of spicy ๐ŸŒถ seafood dipping sauce, specially for spicy lovers โค๏ธ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has enjoyed the original taste of this fried rice ๐Ÿš , as you all are aware she is never a spicy lover โŒ๐ŸŒถ

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Fresh vegetables ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ’ & fresh Thai mangoes served with sea salt dip too

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After satisfied delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค tasty local homemade seafood lunch ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ served, she went to have a walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธin the salt farm with Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Ohh ya…A reminder ๐Ÿ“Œ for sun โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒž protection during this tour, do wear comfy clothing ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–, bring a hat ๐Ÿ‘’/ cap ๐Ÿงข, sun โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒž screen, sun glasses ๐Ÿ•ถ, sandals ๐Ÿ‘ก/ washable shoes ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Or you may borrow from the salt farmers ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

Definitely worth your time to enjoy a slow pace walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธin the salt farm, you will observe the a few of the salt farms with salt starting to crystallize ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ˜ Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒโ€ผ๏ธ

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During her visit, no small pyramids ๐Ÿ”ผ of salt being piled up as it was in between dry โ˜€๏ธ & raining โ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง season, so the salt harvesting not as great this season

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also personally observed how the locals handpicked ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿป & performed the salt grading ๐Ÿ”ข too. Definitely great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป eye sight ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ is required for this manual process โœ…

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She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also visited a traditional salt storage & learning how the salt farm is being formed & then harvested from the salt farmers/ local communities ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ

Before you left the salt farm & headed back to Bangkok city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™, you may shopping ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ› for some salt products e.g. sea salt, soap etc. which produced by the locals as souvenirs ๐ŸŽ for friends & family members ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ

Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ is very friendly, willing to share & helpful as she has patiently helped SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป to askโ“& communicate ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ a numbers of questionsโ“โ“in Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ to the villagers during this day tour ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ

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Highly recommended๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปif you are looking for a quick getaway fromย Bangkok, a peaceful village, to observe & experiencing the local agriculture ๐Ÿ’š lifestyle at salt farm, then dining for fresh home cooked seafood ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ, this day tour would be your pick โœ…

You may experiencing a natural sea ๐ŸŒŠ salt foot ๐Ÿ‘ฃ spa here by just walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ in the salt farm bed with bare foot ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Do sign up โœ… this day tour with Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, it definitely worth your time ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

Truly an eye ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ opening experience to discover & learnt much more about the secret of sea salt production as well as an exclusive โค๏ธ chance to savour the homemade seafood ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸfrom salt farm prepared by the local villagers๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has created her vlog ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ about thisย perfect ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป slow pace private tour ๐Ÿš™ with Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, the local expert with an escape from the busy Bangkok city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™to a less travelled province in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ , do enjoy her visual ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“น experience captured ya ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

Are you now interested for a tour with local experiences, to support nature ecotourismย ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’šย & local communityย ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซโ“โ‰๏ธ

If yes, do enjoy a 500 THB discountย โฌ‡๏ธย for yourย 1๏ธโƒฃst booking viaย ๐ŸŒhttp://takeme.tours/r/sienny-yย ๐Ÿ˜€

Also welcome ๐Ÿค— to check out SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย โ€™s top contributorย ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปย account viaย ๐ŸŒhttps://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawingย forย her recent reviews on the Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ โ€™s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“

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81 thoughts on “Samut Sakhon ~ Hidden gem in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

    1. Thanks so much for your compliments to my travel blogging here โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿค—

      Always my pleasure to share my own experiences, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ is 1๏ธโƒฃ of my favourite ๐Ÿ’— country to travel in Asia ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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