Bangkok. The gardens of the Phra Sumen Fort

Phra Sumen Fort

Phra Sumen Fort is the northernmost of Rattanakosin’s original forts, located at the mouth of Khlong Rop Krung (the moat) where it meets the river, today the corner of Phra Sumen and Phra Athit Roads. The octagonal fort is built of masonry on a 2-metre (6 ft 7 in)-deep spread footing foundation. It is 45 metres (148 ft) in diameter, and has a height of 10.5 metres (34 ft) measured to top of the sema-shaped battlements of the upper level. The fort has rectangular battlements on the lower level, and is topped by a roofed heptagonal tower, which collapsed sometime during the reigns of kings Rama V to Rama VII and was rebuilt in 1981 to celebrate the bicentennial of the city’s foundation. The surrounding area was subsequently developed into Santichaiprakan Park, which opened in 2000

Playlist of videos from Bangkok: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYUd9gB2iyA&list=PLVnMIvVbORK7JoKfZ9KwdNE8Xwelnb2QT

Playlist of videos from Phuket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucQpara-HRk&list=PLVnMIvVbORK7nNKdVgAxkIz6Jk2hJ0bsi

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