Phra Nakhon is home to many of Bangkok’s tourist attractions such as the Grand Palace, Wat Po, the Democracy Monument, and the Giant Swing. You’ll also find two of the original fourteen forts that protected Bangkok in the past; Fort Phra Sumen and Fort Mahakan. But there are also many nooks and crannies to explore. For me, this area is the most interesting because it is home to many bookstores, cafes and art galleries that aren’t necessarily glaring you in the face. So much so, that if you don’t already know where they are you would probably walk right past them. And you’d be missing out. The most enjoyable way to search for these unsung places is to walk around the area. You never know what you might find. There are so many photo opportunities and you could easily spend a whole day just wandering around; just like my friend and I did towards the end of last year.
We started at Yodpiman Pier.
Next stop; Vivi The Coffee Place, for coffee, cake, and a river view
Walking east, taking in some more sights along the way
A little piece of calm and ice cream on Phraeng Phuthon Road
A temple and a three-headed elephant shrine
Back in the midst of things
Enjoy your walkabout! 🙂