A taste of royal history
Rama I’s queen, Khun Nak, was a native of Amphawa. Their son, who would later become Rama II, was born here, and the young family dwelled in the area now occupied by the park decades before Rama I ascended the throne.
After becoming king in the late 1700s, Rama I is thought to have sanctioned the building of Wat Amphawa Chetiyaram, which is home to a large sitting Buddha surrounded on all sides by stunning reliefs depicting scenes of the early Rattanakosin period, including one that shows the crowning of Rama I as king in his brand new Bangkok capital. A statue of Rama II was erected in a small park beside the temple in the 20th century, and the nearby riverside area with its spacious market is worth a stroll. Admission is free.
These tours are provided by Travelfish partner GetYourGuide.
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