Seagulls congregate on the mudflats, Bang Pu Recreation Area, Samut Prakan Province

Bang Pu Recreation Area

Catagory: Leisure Site
Name: Bang Pu Recreation Area
Location: Bang Pu Mai, Bang Pu District
Recommended Tramsport: Car or Public Transport
Type: Leisure Pier
Photos dated: 28th March 2015

Samut Prakan Province........Samut Prakan (Thai: สมุทรปราการ) is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand, established by an Act which came into force 9 March 1946. It is part of the Bangkok Metropolitan Region. Neighbouring provinces are Bangkok, to the north and west, and Chachoengsao to the east. Suvarnabhumi Airport is in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan Province. The province was created during the Ayutthaya period, with its centre at Prapadaeng. As the province lies to the east of the Chao Phraya Estuary it became strategically important and during the reign of King Rama II a series of forts was built. These were involved in the Paknam incident of 13 July 1893, which ended the Franco-Siamese War with a French naval blockade of Bangkok.

Bang Pu Recreation Area……..Bang Pu Recreation Area is located along the old Sukhumvit Highway 3, some 35 km southeast of the Bangkok. Its nature reserve is noted for its large bird population especially during the winter when the Sakdi pier at Bang Pu is very popular for Thai people feeding the wintering seagulls. The park is run jointly by the Royal Thai Army and the Thai WWF, and was officially established on the 72nd birthday of Queen Sirikit in 2004.
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