Cycle Ride to Chulachomklao Fort


Today I went on a cycle ride from Paknam Market to Chulachomklao Fortress. The market is about 30 minutes cycle ride from BTS Bearing. The following are some of my tweets.


From Paknam Market you can catch the ferry across the river to Phra Samut Chedi. Costs 10B including bike.


This is Phra Samut Chedi Klang Nam. Not so long ago it used to be in the middle of the river.


At Phra Samut Chedi they have started to build a bridge to a small fortress island on the Chao Phraya.


HTMS Mae Klong at Chulachomklao Fort in Samut Prakan. Both the fort & ship are open for free.


View looking out to the Gulf of Thailand from Chulachomklao Fort.


This is one of the gun emplacements at Chulachomklao Fort. The seven guns only saw action once in 1893.


The 7 Armstrong guns are said to be still in good working order. They were last fired at their 100th anniversary.


A monkey at Chulachomklao Fortress. They are looking for food so dont get too close.


At Chulachomklao Fort there are a couple of mangrove forest board walks.


These mangrove walks are a good way to get close to nature without getting your feet muddy.


One of the largest statues of King Rama IV in Thailand. It’s at Chulachomklao Fort. Underneath there’s a fascinating museum.


A good way to finish any visit to Chulachomklao Fort is to eat at this restaurant. Good views of the gulf.

Chulachomklao Fort (ป้อมพระจุลจอมเกล้า) is located at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River

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