Chaloem Wan Chat Bridge
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Chaloem Wat Chat Bridge ( th, สะพานเฉลิมวันชาติ, , ; ; sometimes shortened to ''Saphan Wan Chat'') is a bridge and four-way Intersection (road), intersection in the area of Bang Lamphu, Bowon Niwet sub-district, Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok. It's not far from Khao San Road, Khao San and Rambuttri Road, Rambuttri roads. Chaloem Wan Chat Bridge is a bridge across Khlong Rop Krung (''around the city canal'') or popularly known as Khlong Bang Lamphu on Prachathipatai road, considered as the beginning point of Prachathipatai road and the tip of Dinso road. The bridge was built in 1940 in the era of government of Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram to celebrate the national day of Thailand. At that time, falls on December 10, which is a memorial day at the King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) gave a Constitution of Thailand, first permanent constitution. Nowadays, Public holidays in Thailand, Thailand's national day is December 5, the birthday of King Bhumibol (Rama IX) and December 10 became the Constitution Day. Around the bridge is well known for its numerous national flag and other types of flags includes portrait frames stores that have been operating since the past, also hostels, restaurants and cafés serving tourists like the nearby Khao San road.


Nearby places

*Wat Bowonniwet *Fortifications of Bangkok, Palace Gate Remnants *Democracy Monument, Bangkok, Democracy Monument *Wat Tri Thotsathep *Ban Phan Thom–the last community of silversmiths in Bangkok *Queen Sirikit Gallery


References

Bridges in Bangkok Road junctions in Bangkok 1940 establishments in Thailand Phra Nakhon district Neighbourhoods of Bangkok {{Thailand-bridge-struct-stub