Amphoe location in Samut Songkhram Province
|• Total||170.164 km2 (65.701 sq mi)|
|• Density||365.2/km2 (946/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
The Mae Klong River flows through the northern part of the district.
In the Ayutthaya period, the area of Amphawa was known as Khwaeng Bang Chang, a small agricultural and commercial community. During the reign of Prasat Thong the existence of a market is confirmed by sources.
In 1766, the later King Buddha Loetla Nabhalai (Rama II) was born in the area, as his father was serving as governor of Ratchaburi at that time. At his birthplace is now a Memorial Park with 4 buildings in traditional style of that area, displaying art as well as lifestyle of that time.
The district is subdivided into 12 subdistricts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 96 villages (muban). Amphawa itself as well as Mueang Mai have subdistrict municipality status (thesaban tambon), there are also 11 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
Wat Bang Kung is an old temple which has been overgrown with a giant banyan tree.
Amphawa Floating Market is an afternoon/evening food market held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, situated on the canals close to Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram.
See the Fireflies popular in the evenings is a boat ride around the waterways to see fireflies.
Wat Bangkae is a temple in Amphawa. It is divided into two temples, Wat Bangkae Noi and Wat Bangkae Yai. It was created by major wife and minor wife of Royal Sang Wongsaroj (Chao Phraya Surasak). The major wife is the founder of Wat Bangkae Yai. On the wall, it says “On a Sunday in May in 1173 Chula Sakarat, Chao Phraya Surasak (Governor Samuhapraklaopm) and wife built this temple”. Wat Bangkae Noi is along the Maeklong River. This temple was fonnded by Royal Sang Wongsaroj and his minor wife (Jui Wongsaroj). Inside, the temple is made of gold teak wood. The wood was carved with a biography of Lord Buddha, by workers and sculptors from Phetchaburi. They took around 10 years to carve the wood and build the temple. The temple also contains a statue of Somdej Toh which is interesting  because Somdej Toh is well respected among Buddhists. People who visit Amphawa often pay homage to Somdej Toh. It is 50 THB to go to Wat Bangkae from Amphawa Floating Market by boat.
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- amphoe.com (Thai)