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“Old, Abandoned yet still Charming”
25 Sep 2018
“Abandoned Glory”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Soi Charoen Krung 36, Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...More

Thank katrinaa89
Reviewed 26 September 2018

You can see this masterpiece on the right bank of Chao Phraya river. This group of structures, called Sunlaka Sathan, was where all foreign ships had to report to pay taxes. King Rama V built this Custom House in 1888. It was designed in Neo...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Interesting historic bldg on the river. No reason to book a tour. Just walk here and have a look. Security guard was on duty but his main job apoears to be to stay out of the photos..he did not bother me or even approach me....More

1  Thank GLX1138
Reviewed 1 January 2018

I have been going to Bangkok for many years now visiting Old Abandoned Building to explore them, well when I got to Bangkok late 2017 I found a way in..... I made 3 visits to this location to document the interior of the Old Customs...More

2  Thank Peter L
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I visited on a Sunday afternoon - there were no security guards on duty. There were "No photo" signs, but only beside the security hut, so there was no problem taking pictures of the Old Customs House building itself. From the wall at the water's...More

Thank 985alasdairm
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This Place can not be visited by accident. Seem you have to book somewhere a tour or something. Photos are prohibited. From the entrance you will be rejected by security. It is not worthy to walk here without a ticket. No photos, no entry, no...More

1  Thank Jo5hu4
Reviewed 21 June 2015

The Old Custom's House was incorporated on a half day, city bike tour "Siam Boran" i completed with Follow me bike tours,(See separate review). Our tour guide explained some of the history of the building, and the timber work and staircase was beautiful and would...More

2  Thank Tawmit
Reviewed 7 March 2015

The Old Customs House was built in the 1890s and provided customs services to foreign merchants who came to trade in the country. Unfortunately this colonial style building has fallen into disrepair and is apparently occupied by the families of the Bang Rak Fire Brigade....More

3  Thank Rich1042013
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