Rattanakosin Island (Thai: เกาะรัตนโกสินทร์) is a historic area in the Phra Nakhon District in the city of Bangkok, Thailand.

Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand

Rattanakosin Island is bordered by the Chao Phraya River to the west.

Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand

Rattanakosin Island is where you'll find Bangkok's most spectacular and revered historical attractions.

Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand

Rattanakosin was established in 1782 when King Rama I moved the Siamese capital across.

Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand

The Rattanakosin Kingdom was the fourth Thai Kingdom.

Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand

Rattanakosin had a more strategic location, as he turned it into an artificial island with the the Chao Phraya River in the west and man-made canals in the east.

Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand

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