Tha Chang (elephant pier) was built in the reign of King Rama I (1782-1809). In the past, elephants from the Grand Palace were brought to this area to take a bath. At present, Tha Chang has a ferry jetty, with a number of retail shops and a market. At the corner of the Tha Chang area, there are old shophouses built during King Rama V’s reign (1868-1910) with beautiful plaster pediment, pilasters, and stucco.
The leading Thai university in fine arts, archaeology, and many other faculties. Established in 1943 by Italian born art professor Corrado Feroci. In the reign of King Rama I, (1782-1809) the area of Silpakorn University was the site of three palaces.
Constructed simultaneously with the establishment of Rattanakosin in 1782 by King Rama I the Great, the complex covers a total area of 60 acres and comprises 2 major quarters; the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo).
The palace lies to the east of the Royal Grand Palace, it was built during the reign of King Rama IV. In 1868 King Rama V gave Saranrom Palace to his eldest brother, Prince Kroma Phra Chakrabaddibongse. Later this palace has been used as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where state guests were received. King Rama VI lived here until he ascended the throne when he then returned the palace to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1926.
Saranrom Royal Garden was built in 1868 and the park was later created in 1874. There are many interesting monuments and one of them is the memorial of Queen Sunantha Kumareerat who passed away from a boating accident in 1880 when she was still young.