Bangkok Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai Vietjet, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways, Nok Air and Thai Smile all operate flights from Phuket to Bangkok.
Flight schedule: Phuket to Bangkok
Click on the Phuket – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Phuket - Bangkok ฿ 1,146–4,630 1h 25m – 1h 30m|
|Phuket - Don Mueang Airport ฿ 830–1,992 1h 15m – 1h 50m|
Flights to Bangkok depart from Phuket International Airport, Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110.
Flights from Phuket arrive in Bangkok at either Don Mueang International Airport, 222 Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd, Sanambin, Don Mueang, Bangkok 10210 or Suvarnabhumi Airport, 999 Soi Mu Ban Nakhon Thong 1, Nong Prue, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan 10540.
Phra Sumen Fort in Bangkok
Phra Sumen Fort is one of the 14 forts built in 1783 by King Rama I to protect the Rattanakosin area of Bangkok which the new king, the first ruler of the Chakri Dynasty, founded as the nation’s new capital city. Out of these 14 forts, only two remain today: the Phra Sumen Fort and the Mahakan Fort. The Phra Sumen Fort is situated at the northern tip of the defensive ring which was constructed around the Rattanakosin area. In modern day Bangkok the fort is located at the intersection of the Phra Athit and Phra Sumen Roads, not far from the popular Khao San Road. The area around the Phra Sumen Fort has been established as a public park.
The Phra Sumen Fort is a striking white building which can only be viewed from the outside at the moment. The fort is an octagonal shape 45 metres wide and 10.5 metres high. The fort has three levels, the bottom two of which have battlements like a medieval fort. The lower levels are designed to host canons pointing out to the river. The strategic purpose of the fort is clearly to control the passage of boats up and down the river. The fort is much too small to hold a garrison which could withstand an attack from the land. In the end the fort were never used in any major battles so whether they had any real strategic value in the defence of the city is open to speculation.
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