Tha Chang Pier

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.