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Phra Sumen Fort is the hexagonal-shape concrete fort built in the reign of King Rama I. It was built along with 13 other forts to protect Bangkok.
Phra Athit Road, Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert937
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We were here during one of the most picturesque festivals in Bangkok, which is the evening of Loy Krathong, when people gather around lakes, rivers and canals to pay respects to the goddess of water by releasing beautiful lotus shaped rafts, decorated with candles, incense...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank barefootinblueheaven
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Don't know much about the history of this building but standing there and looking at it, it is very imposing.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The fort and the pagoda in the joining park were both fenced off so couldn't get on them. The park is unexciting except for the view of the river.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I have been to the park many times because it is a nice place with some shady trees and a slight breeze from the river. It is a well kept park with large signs prohibiting alcahol and littering. The fort is a small whitewashed tower...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Robin C
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Phra Sumen Fort is at a quiet corner in Bangkok. A short walk from Khao San Road, it offers a great view of Chao Phraya River. It was also a key defense point a century before. The neighboring park is very lovely.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Leonhkny
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to sit, breathe and leave the Bangkok bustle behind. Right on the banks of the river with plenty of shade and seating, it’s the spot to relax in the cool and watch the world go by.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gunther1968
Reviewed 6 May 2018

This is located near Khaosan road and very easily accessible rather at walking distance. It's a beautiful fort and there is a beautiful park next to it. Very cool place to spend your time there. this is located at the same road which leads to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Baloch101
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This place was just down the road from where I stayed in Bangkok. its quit, calm and amazingly peaceful with river views. Highly recommend finding a seat and spending time reflecting

Date of experience: April 2018
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While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok,
it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn
the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and
most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to
this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off
their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to
Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
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Kritika D
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the fort can only been seen from the outside and there is a market around it. but you can see it for free and at all times.