Staying along Aumpawa cannel :)

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nice morning

Aumpawa district is in Samuth-songkram province, Thailand. Normally, 3 hours driving is sound makes sense for going there. Unfortunately, we was not normal haha.. We took 4 hours on the main road but much more than that on many side roads as this was the losing trip!! How bad guide I am? Actually, this is not my first time in Aumpawa. I’ve been here 5 months ago with my ex but this time I came back here again with my silly friend and little strength. Even though, it was not too much sad I’ve felt strange in somewhere L 

 

Fortunately, I didn’t go to exactly same place. This time I changed to touch Thai traditional living which most of people has stayed on the both sides of Aumpawa cannel. After tourism business has became the main economic system here. Most of their house has been renovated to be a homestay where has welcomed any tourist who want to learn and touch their lives. Moreover, they did it well. People are much more kindly than I’d expected. I was impressed with yummy foods, clean fresh air, beautiful environment and pretty local people.

morning Aumpawa

 

I found the different way to stay in Aumpawa from our losing and mistaking of reception at Baan Suan Aumpawa where the resort that we‘d booked. He just said sorry for missing our reservation and gave us a pomelo for apologize. Poor us!! L So we had to find a new accommodation for our staying tonight. Then we back to the market village again. Eventually, we got one outstanding homestay as it was one vivid pink house in the dark color market village. It was named Reuan Sabai homestay. It was good with clean room and nice reception. We paid 7oo b. for sharing bath room, air con, TV. The price and reservation were quit similar in everywhere. But, we prefer the next homestay where was name Thanicha homestay where’s filled before we found as it had the private bathroom. :P

After we got the room for tonight we were ready to go to the firefly discovery time.

warm light at Aumpawa
The little boat took us along the cannel and the driver guided us to notice at many Lampo trees ( i don't know what u call in English :P) which have been growth on the riverside. Wow!! The trees were showing light with the group of the fireflies. It looked like Christmas tree but was located in the wrong place. Importantly, it was without any electric light. All of it was happened from nature. I was enjoying that moment so much while was a bit jealous the other people on the boat as most of them were a love couple L Sorry for couldn’t take any picture of the brightness in the dark to show u as I’ve had only silly camera :P

 

We back to our homestay almost 10 pm. The guy at the homestay recommended us to go to see the traditional floating market at Tha-Ka as it was opened just 3 time a month, depends on the moon, in the next morning. Lucky us!! How could we missed this J

 

I woke up in the early morning as Som needed to make a floating merit (to the monk in the boat) it was a very pretty picture that I must regret if I missed it.

before 7-11 comes :D
J After eating breakfast and walking around the village we said goodbye to Aumpawa then drove to Tha-Ka Floating Market immediately. We took 15 minutes driving from Aumpawa, sound strange that we reached the market easily without any losing :P

 

Tha-Ka Floating Market has been preserved the tradition of floating market perfectly. Some local seller has exchanged their product with each other as in the past. It was not good business which earned high income. Importantly, it was about simply relationship between people in the village. That was so pretty, in my opinion. J Yummy foods which were so much cheap and kind local people impressed us. We ate a lot of good foods before left to the other floating market which was bigger and more expensive than, moreover there were much more tourist than Tha-ka. Dumnern sadoak floating market was not fit with us as it was too big and too crowd for us J

 

Summary:

  • Accomodation cost is not cheap but nice, around  700-1500 b.
    making a merit
    (20-40 usd.), included simple breakfast and a lot of snacks!!
  • Foods are so fabulous everywhere J
  • People is the most impressing of mine J
inikeke says:
for sure! thailand has fabulous food! love it, too! hope to visit it again someday.. :)
Posted on: Jul 05, 2007
thelailama says:
Finally, everyone comfirmed u r right wa. u know , how ashame i was? hoho :'(
Posted on: Jun 08, 2007
siamesekiwi says:
Don't fight! I'm the judge! Go to Google!
Posted on: Jun 07, 2007
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nice morning
nice morning
morning Aumpawa
morning Aumpawa
warm light at Aumpawa
warm light at Aumpawa
before 7-11 comes :D
before 7-11 comes :D
making a merit
making a merit
would u like some sweet?
would u like some sweet?
:)
:)
monk and dog
monk and dog
Thai breakfast
Thai breakfast
a monk in a boat
a monk in a boat
early morning Aumpawa
early morning Aumpawa
Aumpawa boat taxi
Aumpawa boat taxi
update news :)
update news :)
lonely :(
lonely :(
Reun sabai homestay
Reun sabai homestay
Thanika Homestay
Thanika Homestay
Som and our room
Som and our room
in the room
in the room
postcard shop
postcard shop
evening floating market
evening floating market
fruit?
fruit?
in the park
in the park
Thai tradition house
Thai tradition house
thai puppets
thai puppets
Giant puppet
Giant puppet
getting fit with exercise!!
getting fit with exercise!!
tourists
tourists
morning market Aumpawa
morning market Aumpawa
som at morning market Aumpawa
som at morning market Aumpawa
the most yummy Thai floating resta…
the most yummy Thai floating rest…
traffic :D
traffic :D
chit chat at Tha-ka
chit chat at Tha-ka
Dumnern sadoak floating market
Dumnern sadoak floating market
look at the color of mango :)
look at the color of mango :)
traffic jam at Dumnern sadoak :D
traffic jam at Dumnern sadoak :D
64 km (40 miles) traveled
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