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Address: Phra Athit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

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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very close to khao san road

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2016
MC Brigitte S
Bangkok, Thailand
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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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 19 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 3 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

I stumbled upon this fort while walking back from Wat Saket to my hotel located in Khao San Road. I did not know the name of this place, but decided to stop by and looked around. Later, browsing through TA reviews, I learned its name. Located near it are a beautifully manicured garden with a statue of a king (again,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Head here for a great view of the river and the magnificent Rama VIII bridge. Chilled out park area close Khao San road.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

It has recently been repainted brilliant white and it looks very impressive. This is done every few years because iit doesn't take long before it's not white any more and I believe that it's because they don't give it anti-fungal treatment before they paint It so it goes black again quite quickly. It overlooks the river and the very pretty... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Fort was well maintained and complete with canon. Only trouble was that you couldn't clamber over it. Lovely gardens to one side overlooking the river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

When the heat and humidity of Bangkok start dragging you down, Santi Chai Park crowned by this fort is a great antidote. I come here early every morning to watch the river and the boats, to see the jazzercise ladies, to feel the breeze, to catch a first morning snack local style from the pushcart ladies. It is my haven... More 

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