Enjoy the beautiful and interesting river sights of Bangkok, including many temples. Take a self-guided boat trip on the regular express boat on the Chao Phraya river from the Phra Athit Pier (near Khao San Road) to the Sathorn pier (BTS Taksin Bridge) or vice versa. Find a map in the sidebar >>>

Fort Vichai Prasit

The white-walled fort of Vichai Prasit was built in 1688 as part of a defence line of forts to protect Thailand from foreign invasion. However, in  1893 the French managed their way to the capital after the so-called Paknam incident. Although Thailand was never colonised, over the years it has had to hand over almost one-third of her land to appease the colonial powers in neighbouring countries, including the French in Cambodia.

The fort is now part of the Royal Thai Navy Headquarters.

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