NileGuide Expert Says:
If you're not too exhausted after a day of sightseeing, adjacent Santichai Prakarn Park is a great place to join in on free late afternoon outdoor aerobics…or even to try breakdancing or aerobics with the park's regulars.
North-east end of Phra Athit Road
10200 Bangkok, Thailand
tel: +66 2 226 0060 (Tourist Information Center)
fax: +66 2 225 7615(Tourist Information)
Phra Sumen Fort is worth checking out while in Bangkok, especially because of its location in a bustling are of the old city. The watchtower was erected over 200 years ago, originally part of a defensive wall to protect the city. The octagonal fort sits on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River and serves as a reminder of Bangkok's rich history. Across the way are a number of boutique restaurants and tasty food stalls on Phra Athit Road, close walking distance to worthwhile Khao San Road.