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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
Phra Nakhon
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Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

The fort is built in Thai style architecture and beautiful. The garden area around has benches to sit and relax.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 10 March 2019 via mobile

I am unable to leave a good or bad review about this building as it was closed when I arrived. However, the outside of the fort looked very impressive. It’s a gleaming white building surrounded by some nice grounds. If only I could have gotten...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 7 March 2019

It is located near the Cho Phraya river bank where a beautiful and clean Santichai Prakan Garden Park is found. However you cannot go in to the Fort but only admire from outside. It is brightly white and I think they have painted it recently....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

The Phra Sumen fort is one of the four remaining fortifications of the original city walls, gates & fortresses. Now owned by the Royal Thai Navy, it is well maintained and stands proudly on the Chao Phraya River and is yet another piece of history...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank pakabay
Reviewed 22 January 2019

Very well restored & maintained and has lovely greenery around so you can read a book under the shade,sip a drink gazing at the river or simply take a nap on the cool grass.This also serves as a good location for a few photos.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our stroll around this beautiful structure. The park is very well maintained & its nice that there are plenty of signs reminding people that smokers & beer monsters are not welcome.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

This is without doubt and a pleasing on the eye structure. Quite how successful as a fort it was though I’m not sure as it doesn’t look very well protected! When you see other buildings of this type around the world they look terrifying and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

The blinding white of the fort contrasts nicely with the green of the park. The fort is in a good condition. Beautiful photo opportunity. One can spend lots of time in the park too. A place to unwind and relax.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

This northern most old Bangkok fort was built in 1783, a year after Rama I came to power. It was part of the fortifications of the old walled city also known as Rattanakosin. The defense structures at the time were primarily designed to protect the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite areas of Bangkok old city. This fort is one of many which ring the domain founded by King Rama I (17th century). The park, klongs and small sois in this area are especially authentic and attractive. The place to experience real...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from gordonj258 | Reviewed this property |
You cannot go in the fort, you can only view from outside. There is no charge it is free. You can go any time you wish.