Chak Phet Road

Bangkok, Thailand

Chak Phet Road

Chak Phet Road (Thai: ถนนจักรเพชร, pronounced [tʰā.nǒn t͡ɕàk pʰét]; sometimes spelled Chakkraphet or Chakphet) is a road in Wang Burapha Phirom Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, with a total length of 1,120 m (3,674 ft).

Its name after a fort was called "Pom Chak Phet", southernmost of Rattanakosin Island at mouth of canal Khlong Rop Krung near the foot of Memorial Bridge in present day. It was one of 14 fortifications built to protect the capital from the early Rattanakosin period in the reign of King Phutthayotfa Chulalok (Rama I). Later, in the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), when the capital grew more. These fortifications were demolished.

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