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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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Nice little park

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

Reviewed 5 April 2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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 practicing yoga on the grass banks. River view was picturesque and the fort was lit... More 

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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!

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Thank Eric E
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Went to the Phra Arthit Pier at the end of the line of the tourist boat and expected more. The Fort is closed and entrances boarded up. The park was filled with sleeping, homeless people and during this time the city was in the process of evicting people and destroying their homes

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Thank DJS1950
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Sunday 5th March on a brief walk around Bangkok and we visited this historic fort. Unfortunately, it was all closed off so we were unable to go in. In fact it did look in a bit of disrepair. It was worth a quick look while in the area, would not make a special trip, however good to have seen it.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

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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Reviewed 26 January 2017

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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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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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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