EXPLORE THAILAND THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY                            
   
PALACES - MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS  -  Mahakan fort  
ป้อมมหากาฬ  
 Address:        
 Known as:        
 Description:   The restored ramparts of Mahakan Fort mark the entrance to the Royal City, or Ratanakosin Island as it's also called. A wall punctuated by 14 such forts and 16 gates once encircled the city, which was further protected by the canal. Mahakan Fort is one of only two such towers that remain from the original late 18th century walls.

A portion of the old city walls can also be seen extending from the fort down Maha Chai Road. The city hopes to turn the area between the wall and the canal into a park, but has been fighting a long battle with people who have been living there for many years.
 
 Province   Bangkok  Direction:      
 District   Phra Nakhon    
 City   Wat Bowon Niwet  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Palaces-Monuments and Memorials      Related links:      
 Best exposure   AM/PM          
 Rating              
 Opening time   n/a          
 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   13.75570 N 100.50556 E  
                     
                     
Click here to go back to the previous page
SUB-SITES PICTURES:
Mahakan fort  xx
 

Site optimized for IE10 and Screen resolution above 1280X1024
Droits de reproduction et diffusion reserves
Copyright 2015 P-Lepetit.com / Asiaphotos.org
Contact: PatrickLEPETIT@hotmail.com