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I am unable to leave a good or bad review about this building as it was closed when I arrived.
However, the outside of the fort looked very impressive. It’s a gleaming white building surrounded by some nice grounds.
If only I could have gotten...More
It is located near the Cho Phraya river bank where a beautiful and clean Santichai Prakan Garden Park is found.
However you cannot go in to the Fort but only admire from outside. It is brightly white and I think they have painted it recently....More
The Phra Sumen fort is one of the four remaining fortifications of the original city walls, gates & fortresses.
Now owned by the Royal Thai Navy, it is well maintained and stands proudly on the Chao Phraya River and is yet another piece of history...More
Very well restored & maintained and has lovely greenery around so you can read a book under the shade,sip a drink gazing at the river or simply take a nap on the cool grass.This also serves as a good location for a few photos.
This is without doubt and a pleasing on the eye structure. Quite how successful as a fort it was though I’m not sure as it doesn’t look very well protected! When you see other buildings of this type around the world they look terrifying and...More
The blinding white of the fort contrasts nicely with the green of the park. The fort is in a good condition. Beautiful photo opportunity. One can spend lots of time in the park too. A place to unwind and relax.
This northern most old Bangkok fort was built in 1783, a year after Rama I came to power. It was part of the fortifications of the old walled city also known as Rattanakosin. The defense structures at the time were primarily designed to protect the...More
One of my favourite areas of Bangkok old city. This fort is one of many which ring the domain founded by King Rama I (17th century).
The park, klongs and small sois in this area are especially authentic and attractive. The place to experience real...More