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Phra Sumen Fort

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Address: Phra Athit Road, Bangkok, Thailand
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Phra Sumen Fort is the hexagonal-shape concrete fort built in the reign of...

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.

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Interesting fort

Located within Santi Chai Prakan Public Park Suan Santichai Prakan สวนสาธารณะสันติชัยปราการ สวนสันติชัยปราการ While not the biggest of parks it is well kept and tidy. If you are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The founding of old Bangkok named Ratanakosin centuries ago when Rama 3 shifted the city from Sukhothai to Thonburi as they came through Chao Nam Phya and built this city with fortress to protect from the Burmese..most of the major Wat centered here like the famous Wat Saket,Wat Rachanadaram,Wat Bowonnivet and later on expanded far to Grand Palace,Wat Pho,Wat Arun... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located within Santi Chai Prakan Public Park Suan Santichai Prakan สวนสาธารณะสันติชัยปราการ สวนสันติชัยปราการ While not the biggest of parks it is well kept and tidy. If you are in the area its nice to go in for a stroll and to relax. There are nice riverside views to be enjoyed and views of the rather impressive Rama VIII Bridge สะพานพระราม 8.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The fort itself is worth taking a picture or two from but that is basically all you can do here. It took us about 20 minutes to go trough it all.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

If you have spare time, you may visit. Small area but if less people, it's may Romance. If you live close by khaosan road, you can walk to hear.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

If you have 30-60 min off you can visit that fort and the park where the fort it's in. Nice place to seat and enjoy the views to the river. Situated close to the river was built to protect the city against potential enemies. Totally recommended.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful place. Set in a lovely park right beside the Chao Phraya river. Not a lot to do there other than admire the views and have a quiet sit in the park but never the less it is worth a visit if you are in the area. There are some restaurants with river views if you walk to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

its nice to have a stroll from banglampoo area and see the fort and the park and sit there in one of the pavilions. just beside chao praya river.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Fort is along the river and is relatively small. It's within a green grassy park if you need a place to chill or picnic. It was late afternoon when we went so we do didn't try to do more than walk around. Was pleasant with food and tourist stalls nearby.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Even if you can not go inside the building it is already fine to walk outside and stay beside this fort as it has chairs and nice view of Chaophraya and the park is very clean and quiet. From Samsen road i just rode bus 524 and costs only 12 baht for the aircon bus. Most buses from Grabd Palace... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This fort is interesting to look at from the outside, but you cannot go in. Nice to look at on an evening walk by the river. Situated in a very nice park.

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