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PHRA ATHIT ROAD
PHRA ATHIT ROAD
An important community which grew with the Royal city, it is a centre of government, art and culture. The road lines the Chao Phraya river bank with the palaces of nobles and courtiers and ordinary houses on both sides of the road. The prosperity of the Phra Athit Road community has been intertwined with the history of Bangkok up to the present.
The building of large palaces started in the reign of King Rama III, with architectural influences from China and Europe. Some palaces have been converted into offices and modern buildings, and the community's way of life has been completely transformed from before.
Phra Sumen(Sumeru) Fort:
It was built in the reign of King Rama I on the city's outer wall, which ran along the canal to the Chao Phraya River.
At first, 14 forts were built, but in time they became dilapidated. Eventually, all were demolished, with the exception of Phra Sumen Fort and Mahakan Fort, both of which stand today.
Recently this area were Sumen Fort stands has been open to the public as a public park.
Ban Chao Phraya:
It was originally the palace of HRH Prince Sathit-Thamrongsawat, a son of the Second King, Phra Pinklao. The government of King Rama V
subsequently purchased the land and built offices for the Police Department. When HH Prince Khamrob entered government service as the Director General of the City Police Department, he requested the house
and land as a donation from King Rama VI.
It therefore became known as "HH Prince Khamrob's Palace."
Ban Phra Athit:
It was formerly the site of the Goethe Institute, and a meeting place for those interested in literature, film, and art. Originally it was the house of Chao Phraya Worapongpipat (MR Yen Issarasena), an important civil servant during the reigns of King Rama V, VI and VII. It is now the office of a private company.
A part of this building has been converted to a coffee shop. You can enjoy coffee and cakes here.
PHRA ATHIT ROAD Banglamphu Sub-District Phra Nakhon District Bangkok 10200
In Brief : Historical road, Historical place, Public park, Restaurants, Coffee shop, event road (street close for special events)
Bus 3 6 9 15 19 30 32 33 39 53 64 65 68 82
Air Con Bus 3 32 68 506