Lat Bangkok is a canal which was built during the reign of King Chairachathirat in order to create a shorter route within the Chao Phraya River. This section of the river curved along the vast, horseshoe-shaped land known as the “Bangkok neighborhood”. As time passed, the strong current caused Lat Bangkok Canal to expand and thus become part of the Chao Phraya River as seen today. As for the old river section, it dwindled in size until finally turning into Bangkok Noi, ChakPhra and Bang Khun Si Canals. Today, these canals eventually merge with Bangkok Yai Canal near Wichai Prasit Fort. LAT BANGKOK
Bangkok Noi is an old waterfront community. Despite the fact that people in this area are of different races and religions, they have been living together peacefully for ages. Their ancestors used their wisdom to create a great variety of arts which have descended for hundreds of years from the Ayutthaya and Thonburi Eras to the present day. BANGKOK NOI COMMUNITY
When Rama I established Rattanakosin as the capital of Siam, he appointed his nephew Chaofa Krom Luang Anurak Deves as Krom Phra Rajawang Bovorn Sthanbimuk to - ruler over the Rear Palace. This “Rear Palace” territory started from the mouth of Bangkok Noi Canal and ended at Wat Rakhang Khositaramin. The order was to protect the city from the potential invasions from the north. The entire area has served for different purposes through different periods. One thing that has hardly changed is the people. For they have always regarded themselves as “Wang Lang folk.”
In 1900, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) ordered the extension of the Thai railroad system bearing south. This extension, adjacent to the Bangkok Noi Canal, was considered the most important and most difficult railway to build. Initially, Siam suffered some sacrifice in order to construct this southern railway which later contributed greatly to the economic advancement of southern cities. This railway was also the monarchy’s tool to strengthen its administrative influence over the major cities in the Malay peninsula.
Siriraj Hospital is the first Royal Hospital of Siam, and the first to provide patient care through the discipline of Modern. Medicine Siriraj Hospital has also reintroduced the age old practice of Thai traditional medicine which is the wisdom of Thai ancestors with a holistic approach to health, healing and living. While incorporating Modern Medicine with Thai Traditional Medicine through a state-of-the-art healthcare facility Siriraj Hospital has culminated into one of Southeast Asia’s cutting edge centers of medicine. SIRIRAJ HOSPITAL
Discover fascinating Thai history from the “Wang Lang” exhibit at the Start your journey back in the time with us here. To enhance your museum tour experience, “Siriraj Bimuksthan Museum.”