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Phra Sumen fort - Bangkok, Thailand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 13° 45.827 E 100° 29.753
47P E 661721 N 1522104
Quick Description: An octagonal fort built in late 18th Century by king Rama I located in a central part of Bangkok
Location: Thailand
Date Posted: 4/12/2014 11:27:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMKGR1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 3

Long Description:
This fort was built (mostly bricks and plaster) in 1783 by king Rama I and it's currently one of the two remaining forts of the general plan to fortify the city.

The timing was perfect as in 1785 the Burmese attacked and sieged Bangkok, without success.

The fort has two levels of battlements where cannons were placed (originals still there) and a higher tower used as observation place.

The fort was renovated in 1981, by the Fine Arts Department, using old photos for an accurate final result.

It is registered as national monument since 1949.
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1783

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Thailand

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: Yes it was

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.

Current condition: Excellent

This site is administered by ----: Unknown

If admission is charged -: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Restricted or by appointment only.

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": [Web Link]

Official or advertised web-page: Not listed

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: Not listed

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