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Mahakan Fort

Ratchadamnoen Klang, Bangkok, Thailand
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Uncommon sigh

There is plenty of these forts around the city, but I will always have the impression that they are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
leuveen
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Not accessible deteriorated site

This small fortress is located on a busy intersection of downtown Bangkok. The gate is permanently... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
delacova
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Ratchadamnoen Klang, Bangkok, Thailand

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is plenty of these forts around the city, but I will always have the impression that they are somehow out of place. May be of interest if you enjoy forts in general or you are in the neighbourhood.

Thank leuveen
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This small fortress is located on a busy intersection of downtown Bangkok. The gate is permanently locked and small park behind is a garbage-strew lot with a menacing dog roaming around. The canal next to it is foul smelling.

Thank delacova
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Every now and then you catch a glimpse of what Bangkok was like generations ago. There are a number of forts in Bangkok - built centuries ago to defend against invaders. What is interesting about this one is that there is the remnants of a...More

Thank Aussie_in_Vietnam
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The small fort itself is rather non-descript, but worth a photo shot or two. Inside the walls is a (once-thriving) community comprised of a number of old wooden teak houses. The municipal government has been trying to evict the community to establish the area as...More

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

If you're visiting wat saket or loha prasat then go there because it is only a 5- minute walk from those temples but there's nothing much to see. This fort is not well maintained at all, it is actually super dirty, and it is small....More

Thank BananaLu
Reviewed 11 February 2017

If you're already visiting Wat Sraket, then the Mahakan Fort is just across the road a bit, and worth stopping for a quick look. But otherwise, don't go out of your way to come here, as there's not much to see except a few old...More

Thank Andrew_Alin
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Symbol of the Ratchadamnon road. Foreign tourists have been photographed is stay near kaosan road. Near Golden Mountain Temple.

Thank Sivawoot W
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The public available part of the fort is at the road junction. Walking along the wall, many of the arch openings are blocked with planks by a community living inside. They're supposed to be evicted but still lives there till now. There's one arch in...More

Thank JoshShoeString
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The fort itself- located at walking distance from Wat Saket - is quite unspectacular, a less well restored version of Phra Sumen fort. But inside the fort you will find one of the oldest communities in Bangkok, doing traditional Thai handicrafts as Khon masks, bird...More

1  Thank pierremichelshanghai
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Nice to take a picture of when passing the fort, but I don't recommend to go out of your way to visit this place. It's rather small and there's not much else to see.

Thank willemb89
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