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"Journey Through Time: Unveiling the Rich Heritage of Bangkok-Thonburi Along the Chao Phraya Riverside Walk"

Commencing beneath the majestic Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge, this enchanting stroll unfolds a Embarking on a journey through Bangkok-Thonburi offers a myriad of routes, but none as cherished during this period as the riverside walk along the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River. tapestry of historical gems, including the Prayurawongsawas Warawihan Temple from the Rattanakosin Era, the vibrant Chinese community of Kudi Chin dating back to the Thonburi Era, and the culturally significant Kian Un Keng Shrine or Mae Kuan Im Shrine, also from the Thonburi Era. The journey culminates at the Kalayanamitr Varamahavihara Temple, a testament to the Rattanakosin Era, situated near the picturesque Bangrak Canal. 

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(Phra Phutta Yodfa Bridge)

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(Prayurawongsawas Warawihan Temple)

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(Interior of Prayurawongsawas Warawihan Temple)

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(Santa Cruz Church)

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(Kudi Chin Museum)

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(Kudi Chin Museum)

The allure of the Chao Phraya Riverside walks lies not just in its historical landmarks but in its accessibility. This route can be effortlessly reached by bus, car, bicycle, boat, and the Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) subway, making it a favorite among explorers. The heart of the expedition, however, lies in the ancient community itself, dating back to the Ayutthaya period and thriving during Thonburi's golden age as the capital. This neighborhood boasts remarkable constructions, including temples, shrines, and houses, preserving a way of life that has evolved over centuries. The residents mirror a blend of ethnicities, from Thai locals to Chinese, Portuguese, and Thai Muslims, resulting in a cultural mosaic that shapes the community's customs and traditions.

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(Kalayanamitr Varamahaviharn Temple)

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(Mae Kuan Im Shirne)

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(Hall of Moral Excellence)

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(Phra Phuttha Yodfa)

Despite the passage of two centuries, the communities along this route open their doors to visitors, inviting them to intimately experience their rich history. It has evolved into a historical and educational tourist destination, a captivating community that beckons exploration. For those seeking a straightforward yet enlightening travel route, the Chao Phraya Riverside walk is highly recommended. If possible, embark on this journey in the morning or evening to savor the refreshing morning atmosphere and the enchanting twilight along the Chao Phraya River.

Editor in Chief : Nampetch Siramanon
Editor: pacific leisure (thailand)
Content Creator : Mr. Saroj Na Ayutthaya

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