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Pin Klao was the name of the last but one deputy king
(maha uparat) in Thai history, who was the younger
brother of King Mongkut (Rama IV) and whose palace
was in the area where Thammasat University stands today.
When a bridge was built across the Chao Phraya River
near the place in 1973, it was named Pin Klao in memory
of the late deputy king.
Now, this area is one of the most newly developed
areas in Bangkok with department stores, many restaurants
and nightlife establishments. The wide road starting
from the bridge leads to such tourist spots in Bangkok's
southern outskirt as Sampharn Elephant Ground & Zoo,
the Rose Garden, Phuttha Monthon Park and Thai Human
Situated on the western side of the Chao Phraya River,
it is easily accessed by Pin Klao Bridge and ferry
boats crossing the Chao Phraya River.
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Map : Rattanakosin Area - index B2
Hotels in Pinklao Area
||The Old Thon Buri Palace
The Old Thon Buri Palace or King Taksin's Palace is
a historical attraction built in the same time of the
foundation of Thon Buri in 1768.
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||Temple of Dawn
Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun, another landmark of Bangkok,
is attractive in its striking pagoda which is decorated
with millions of pieces of Chinese porcelain.
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Map: Rattanakosin Area - index B3
||Rama VIII Bridge
This bridge stretching across the Chao Phraya River was built to
alleviate the traffic burdens of Pin Klao and Krung Thon bridges in accordance
with HM King Bhumibol's command. At night, when it is illuminated, the golden
cables above the suspension bridge glitter in the sky, creating a new remarkable
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Map: Rattanakosin Area - index C2
Scenic views around the Rama VIII Bridge
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology
The centre was initiated in 1991 by Silpakorn University
in commemoration of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha
Chakri Sirindhorn's 36th birthday anniversary to fullfil
her wish to have a national institution responsible
for systematic gathering, processing and servicing of
anthropological data scattered throughout the country.
The centre became an independent government agency under
the Ministry of Universities in 2000.
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Map: Rattanakosin Area - index A1
Major Cineplex is a cinema complex with restaurants,
fastfood restaurants, a fitness club and clothe shops.
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Pata Department Store
Pata Department Store is a more than 30-year-old department
store. Its fifth floor is dedicated to be IT zone selling
computers and computer accessories. A supermarket operated
by Tesco Lotus is at its basement floor.
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Central Plaza Pin Klao
Central Plaza Pin Klao is a leading department store
where a wide variety of goods and services are available,
such as medical clinics, a fitness centre, banks, a
mobile phone zone, an IT zone, and EGV Movie Complex
at 5th floor.
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Tesco Lotus has recently opened. It features a large
supermarket, several restaurants and many kinds of products.
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Shopping Arcade Adjacent to Major Cineplex
The area next to Major Cineplex is a shopping centre
selling comparatively low-priced fashion clothes,
fashion accessories like belts, bags and shoes. Thai
food shops are situated at the inner part of the
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Thai foods are available at food shops and stalls.
Just look for ones that are hygenic. Or you can opt
to enjoy many kinds of foods in department stores,
like Central Plaza Pin Klao, Tesco Lotus and Major
Cineplex Pin Klao. The kinds of foods range from franchised
restaurants to Thai food in a food centre.
Local nightlife establishments are scattered throughout
Pin Klao but Khao San area is still number one nightlife
street for foreigners.