Historic Sites in Bangkok

Historic Sites in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Historic Sites

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  • Adventure757065
    39 contributions
    Beautiful and as a newbie to Thai culture definetley worth a visit. Also, did the free guided tour at 2.30pm. Very informative and detail heavy so need to be keen for this to undertake it but learnt a lot I would not have otherwise. Starting to get busy but was told by locals that still very quiet so if you can a great time to visit. Remember to wear modest clothing unless you want to buy some elephant trousers.
    Written 7 January 2022
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  • Sherry G
    Los Angeles, CA193 contributions
    always nice to see how the monarchy choose to show off their design skills and they did not disappoint on their lavishly decorated buildings. A lovely afternoon.
    Written 18 May 2020
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  • Off their P
    Manchester, UK3,475 contributions
    This pretty fort was right next to our hotel so we used to go past it all the time. It’s incredible that there is such history right in the city and it is definitely worth finding if you are out exploring.

    Unfortunately, due to the current times, access was restricted but you can still get some great photographs from the outside.
    Written 3 April 2022
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  • bmassbk
    Nonthaburi, Thailand1 contribution
    Visiting on December 5, 2020. The staff provided excellence services and best hospitality. There were many attractive materials, shows and informations. Very impressive history.
    Written 10 December 2020
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  • ash666
    Whitley Bay1,416 contributions
    This is about a 1km walk from Hua Lamphong MRT station.
    Enter via the school entrance, off to the right of where you think it should be.
    A relaxing atmosphere and beautiful stained glass windows.
    The whole thing is beautifully decorated.
    Recommended for a visit.
    Written 9 August 2019
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  • Katrina A
    Hong Kong4 contributions
    Being a fan of the film In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar Wai, I made sure to research on the filming locations that I can visit on my travels. Luckily, I had the chance to visit this place when I went to Bangkok last month. The place is old and abandoned but is still reminiscent of the Old Bangkok. Photos are not allowed to be taken but I managed to take a few since there was no guard watching. It is better to take photos from the other side (opposite where I took the photos) though. I suggest that you visit during daytime to see the beauty of the building. Get a cab or book a Grab so that you can directly get to the place.
    Written 6 November 2018
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  • Carl L
    Santa Cruz, CA37 contributions
    The king's mother is not well known in history, but is a very noble and humble woman. She reared her children in "normal" manner, in which they made their own beds, etc. Her generosity of spirit and deed really come through in the museum. It was undergoing some significant renovations when we were there. As wonderful a part as she played in the life and values of #9, I think her museum deserves a little more care and improved presentation. But it is well worth the time in any case. While you are there take a short walk to the nearby temple on a big hillside, which you can easily see from any street running away from the river. Climb to the upper most temple and enjoy the view. Sorry I don't know the name of the temple, but the museum guards can guide you there.
    Written 10 July 2018
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  • Chuck B
    Steilacoom, WA813 contributions
    The ramparts are more interesting than the fort, but they should have left the new white paint off them do. The historic feel is undone when the feeling of antiquity makes an old building look like a wedding cake. It’s okay, you can take a quick look while walking by on the way yo the Golden Mount. No harm, no foul.
    Written 19 November 2019
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  • Kaushik G
    Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
    During our vacation in Bangkok we had visited the beautiful Grand Palace complex and the Upper Terrace is located within the complex. This is included in the 500 baht ticket price which includes the Wat Phra, Golden Stupa, Grand Palace, Queen Sirikit museum of textiles. The view from this place of the temple complex and the palace is mesmerizing and a paradise for all photography lovers.
    Written 8 October 2019
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  • Roger T
    Bangkok, Thailand7 contributions
    I'm distraught to see many glorious mature trees being felled inside the palace.I always cherished the views of the Palace from outside,a sense of a wonderful nature oasis,a lovely area for people to stroll.Does anybody know why they are being felled?
    Written 4 March 2018
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  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
    East Asiatic Company was an international conglomerate which had operations all over the world. It dealt with shipping, trade and industry. It handled it’s asian operations from Bangkok and this building was it’s head office. The company also had it’s trading port on the Chao Phraya river where the Asiatique Mall stands now. It shipped out Teak from Siam and imported other goods. The East Asiatic Company building stands next to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on the Oriental Pier. It was built on classic Venetian lines in 1884 and has the company’s name on it’s facade. You can also see the company’s logo on it’s gable. The company was the brainchild of Captain Hans Andersen who was a Danish sea captain. It is a beautiful elegant building.
    Written 3 October 2018
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  • Chita & Nigel
    Bangkok, Thailand337 contributions
    A month ago we made a reservation for Christmas Dinner here. When we rang to confirm our booking we were told that the person who made it had left and that since we were not members we could not book. Nothing wrong with that rule, but why were we not told this when we first booked. Very poor customer service, which suggests serious management issues.
    Written 5 December 2020
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  • Little Wandering Wren
    Phuket, Thailand824 contributions
    We were drawn into this temple on our way to Baan Silipan the Artists House. It was definitely worth stopping by this Wat for an atmospheric introduction into this old riverside community, The ruins here date back 300 years to late Ayutthaya days. Nice murals, very peaceful. Wouldn't make a special trip to see.
    Written 8 April 2020
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