Memorial Bridge Express Boat Pier Area

Memorial Bridge Pier Area Map
Memorial Bridge Area Map
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Memorial Bridge (in Thai Saphan Poot) is a great starting point to see several "off the beaten track" sights. Check out our walking tour of Chinatown for many of them. Here's a complete run-down of all the places within easy walking distance of the pier:

Pak Klong Market
Bangkok's biggest wet market and flower distribution center is right next to the pier.
Pahurat Market
The heart of "Little India" is a market mainly selling fabrics and wedding accessories.
The Old Siam
Quaint shopping center resembling a covered market.
Sampang Lane
Narrow alleyway lined with shops selling just about everything at the low end. Mostly clothes and cheap household items.
Wat Prayoon
Offbeat temple on the opposite side of the river. Noted for its huge pond teeming with turtles.
Princess Mother Memorial Park
This charming little park and museum is dedicated to the late Princess Mother, one of the most beloved people in modern Thailand.
Kuan Ou Shrine
On the river next to the Princess Mother Memorial Park is the old Kuan Ou Chinese shrine, which dates from the very early years of Bangkok.
Wat Pichai Yathikaram
You can see the towering prang of Wat Pichai Yathikaram from the river, but in fact the temple itself is a somewhat forgotten corner of old Bangkok and is worth a visit if you're checking out some of the other sights in this part of the city.

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