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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.
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Phra Athit Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Banglamphu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Phra Sumen Fort is another landmark close to khosan Road the place is closed and no entry yo the Fort itself you can only walk around it.... Still worth a look... Combine with other attractions good photo opportunities

Thank Rodney G
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I'd been told to visit the fort in the evening & we arrived around 6.30pm to find it closed. Not recently closed, but bolted & abandoned as if staff had left hours earlier. Guides & internet all said it stays open until 9pm. Very disappointed...More

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Always go in the evening to see the sunset and it's so cool next to the river. There are a lot of good restaurants nearby

Thank Maksika H
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, so nature, can feel the fresh air and the river smell...if you want, you can enter looks around the fortress or just sit in the garden for chit chat...

Thank Christin S
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I often find myself here whenever I am in Khaosan. When the crowd and the "crazy" vibe gets too much. I come here to chill and unwind. The trees, the grass and the benches are well kept. It is clean and peaceful. Sometimes I just...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

.. and the aerobic workout to be seen there after 6 p.m. It is a smoke- and drink-free park, with many sitting places right at the river. The park is guarded, it is open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Phra Sumen, the white building, is...More

1  Thank CUnow
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

The Park is a beautiful place to hang out and watch the sunset over the Chaopraya River in the Morning and in the evening one can see people doing exercise here

Thank Alaya L
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Nice clean little park. Quite easy to spot as so white. Right next to pra arthrit with various restaurants in shophouses.

Thank kathryndob
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Walked through on the way to an evening meal and it was a great place to people watch and see modern Thai culture at its best. Children were running round playing on the grounds, older people were exercising by the river and younger people were...More

Thank cranhamrebecca
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

So nice to chill out there! It is a nice little park with flair and super clean! You're able to chill out on the grass or benches! I definitely recommend it for a quiet hour!

Thank Eric E
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Kritika D
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Response from MC Brigitte S | Reviewed this property |
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.
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