The Rattanakosin 200 Year Anniversary Bridge is a suspension bridge in the centre of Tak town in the Northern Region of Thailand.
The Rattanakosin 200 Year Anniversary Bridge is open all hours, every day of the year, and admission is free.
About Rattanakosin 200 Year Anniversary Bridge
The Rattanakosin 200 Year Anniversary Bridge is 450 metres long and spans the Tak River. The bridge was constructed in 1982 to commemorate the 200 year anniversary of the founding of a new royal capital in the Rattanakosin area of Bangkok.
Rattanakosin Island, as it is commonly referred to, is an area separated from the rest of Bangkok by the Chao Phraya River to the West and canals to the North, East and South, and is the location of the Grand Palace and other major tourist attractions such as Wat Po and Wat Suthat Thepwararam.
The Rattanakosin 200 Year Anniversary Bridge is a popular place for visitors to come and see the picturesque Ping River. The bridge is most popular during the annual Loi Krathong festival which takes place in November each year.
The Loi Krathong festival is celebrated by floating small, often homemade, boats on water. The festival is believed to have originated from a Hindu tradition of paying homage to the Water Goddess, Ganga. The boats, or’ krathong’, are typically decorated with flowers and candles which make this night time festival in Tak very beautiful with thousands of candle lit boats floating down the Ping River.
The Rattanakosin 200 Year Anniversary Bridge is the best place in Tak to see the boats floating down the river and the bridge can, for this one night of the year, become very crowded. Arrive early if you want a place to stand on the bridge on Loi Krathong.
Location of the Rattanakosin 200 Year Anniversary Bridge
- The Rattanakosin 200 Year Anniversary Bridge is located 2.14 km walking distance from Tak Bus Terminal.