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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 September 2008

Phra Sumen Fort on the banks of the Chao Phraya River is a brilliant place to relax and escape the madness of the busy Bangkok streets. The beautiful surroundings make it a excellent place to reflect on all that you have seen and done in...More

5  Thank Nikk19_84
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

The Phra Sumen Fort is interesting for its own sake as an historic military post, but the real reasons to visit today are three: a picnic with your lover, the dozens of spots that simply scream out "Take your lover's formal portrait here!" on its...More

4  Thank DavidWGrant
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Reviewed 11 August 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 21 July 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 1 July 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 4 June 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 21 May 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 19 May 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 6 May 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 29 April 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 5 April 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 29 March 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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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.