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Nakhon Ratchasima attractions
Attractions in Thailand
Operating day: Daily
Operating time: 08.00 - 17.00
Pratu Chum Phon is behind the monument. It is an old city gate built during the reign of King Narai the Great in 1656. The king commanded that a strong city wall be built.
Engineers from France, then an ally of the country, designed the city plan. Nakhon Ratchasima at that time was an outpost in the shape of a rectangle of 1,000 x 1,700 metres. The western Chum Phon Gate is the only 1 of 4 city gates that still stands. The other three gates have been rebuilt.
Chum Phon Gate is built of large stones and bricks and covered with plaster. The top is a watchtower made of wood with a tiled roof and decorated in the Thai style.
Chumphon Gate Map
Category: ●Art, Culture and Heritage
Group: ●Landmarks and Memorials
Tag: ●Chumphon Gate
Last Update: 4 YearAgo