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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 August 11, 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

1  Thank barefootinblueheaven
Reviewed July 21, 2018

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

Thank donliew
Reviewed June 30, 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.

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed June 4, 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

2  Thank Robin C
Reviewed May 21, 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.

Thank Leonhkny
Reviewed May 18, 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.

Thank Gunther1968
Reviewed May 6, 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

Thank Baloch101
Reviewed April 29, 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

Thank philaustine
Reviewed April 5, 2018

we walked there early morning and evening relaxing park at the river with nice view on the known Phra Pin Klao bridge

1  Thank YvesV412
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Small fort from few centuries ago, when this part of the city was a frontier. Now, well preserved, but closed for public, can be admired only from outside. Small park surrounds it and it’s a good place for leisure walk or small sit down break...More

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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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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.