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“Came across this area by accident.”
Review of Phra Sumen Fort

Phra Sumen Fort
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Owner description: 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.
Queensland, Australia
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“Came across this area by accident.”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We decided to take a trip on the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat and got off at Phra Arthit Pier. We didn't know what was around us so turned left and headed down the road when we came across the Phra Sumen Fort. Very interesting walk around the fort,park area. From here we walked to Khao San Road which would have taken us about twenty minutes firstly stopping off at a local street market .

Visited January 2013
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“Nice little Fort near the sleeping area of Old Town”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

It's very easy to get to from the sleeping area of the Bangkok old town. The fort is near the river in a small park. It's not THE tourist attraction,but worth changing the route a bit to see it.

Visited April 2012
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Hamburg, Germany
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“quiet place by the river”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

If you want to get away from the tourist hustle of Banglamphoo, come here for half an hour or more. There's benches and shade, and you can also walk along the river to Phra Athit pier or further.
Years ago I saw large groups of (mainly) ladies doing some kind of aerobics to the music of a ghetto blaster.

Visited January 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“just enough for pictures”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

nothing much here except to take picture. the fort is close to public and all you can do is enjoying the view of it from outside. however, this fort was located at the park next to the Chao Phraya river - so it has a good sense of picnic if you come in the evening when the weather is nice.

Visited October 2012
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“For portraits and grounds, difficult to beat”
Reviewed December 1, 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 immaculate grounds (including lovely Thai brides with their retinues on weekends), and the myriad entertainments provided by solo performers of the juggling, musical and acrobatic type who seem to populate the place, particularly on weekends. Romantic views of the Chao Phraya, the Rama 8 central suspension bridge and lovely grounds are the backdrop for a pleasant morning or late-afternoon visit here.

Visited February 2012
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