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"Phra Sumen Fort" Phra Sumen Fort Tip by Blatherwick

Phra Sumen Fort, Bangkok: 15 reviews and 30 photos

  Phra Sumen Fort
by Blatherwick

Phra Sumen Fort is the hexagonal-shape concrete fort built in 1783 during the reign of King Rama I. Originally the city was moated and walled with 14 forts at intervals along it. The fort has two levels of battlements where cannons are deployed and an observation tower. The old cannons are still in place.

A well-kept park, the Santichaiprakarn Park, lies between Fort Phra Sumen and the river making it a pleasant area to spend the day by the river. One can have a panoramic view of the riverfront and watch river life go by. Sometimes in the evening there are free aerobic classes taking place as

Address: Banglamphu Pier
Directions: Take a short walk to Phra Athit Road and turn left.
Website: http://wrong position on map

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 7, 2006
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