Samut Prakan Province is one of the provinces in the central region of Thailand. It is bounded on the north and west by Bangkok, on the east by Chachoengsao, and on the south by the Gulf of Thailand.
Provincial Capitol (Salakang)
Samut Prakan Province is considered part of metropolitan Bangkok. It officially became a separate province in 1946, although it had been created as such since the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Suvarnabhumi Airport, the main international airport of Thailand, is located in the Bang Phli District.
Samut Prakan has a total area of 1,004.1 km2 and an estimated population of more than 1.3 million in 2015. The mouth of the mighty Chao Phraya River is located in Samut Prakan and Paknam, meaning mouth of the river, is one of the sub-districts of the province. Today, most of the province is urbanized although there are still some rice paddies and fish or shrimp farms. Big manufacturing plants are also found here such as car factories by Nissan and Honda.
Schools, Colleges, and Other Institutions
1. Huachiew Chalermprakiet University
2. Assumption University Suvarnabhumi Campus
3. Dhonburi Rajabhat University (มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏธนบุรี สมุทรปราการ) Samut Prakan Campus
4. Southeast Bangkok College
5. Institute of Technology Suvarnabhumi
5. Samut Prakan Technical College
7. Samut Prakan Polytechnic College
8. St. Joseph Bangna
9. Thai-singapore International School
10. Concordian International School
11. Triamudomsuksanomklao Samutprakan School
12. The American School Of Bangkok – Green Valley Campus
13. Thai-Chinese International School
14. Streesmutprakan School
15. St. Raphael School
16. Sriwittaya Paknam School
17. Assumption Samutprakarn School
18. Niranrat School International
19. Song Vithaya School
20. Suvicha Kindergarten
Samut Prakan Province has a long stretch of canal along Sukhumvit Road.
Related: What to See and Do in Samut Prakan.