Phra Sumen Fort


Bangkok’s Phra Sumen Fort reminded me of the Crusades.  I went back a number of times to marvel at the architecture and the mysterious bright red doors in this unusual octagonal brick-and-stucco bunker.  Built in the 18th century, it was one of 14 watchtowers erected along the old city wall to defend against a naval invasion.  An adjoining small park with an open-air pavilion and views over the Chao Phraya river is a popular reading spot for tourists.

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4 thoughts on “Phra Sumen Fort

    • Thanks Jude. I was fascinated by this old fort. It was almost begging to be photographed, to capture the contrast between the white walls and the bold red doors. I had a great time. Well apart from the last two sleepless nights in Backpackers Central (Rambuttri Road).

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