As Thailand's second oldest institute of higher education, Thammasat University has a stellar location with the adjacent Grand Palace, Sanam Luang Park, and Chao Phraya River all within a five minute walk. The rich Thai culture can also be attributed from this school as much of today's freedom is a result of the protests and its bloody outcome in the late 90's. Thammasat University still prospers as one of Thailand's greatest universities, but it also stands as a memorial and testament to Thailand's desire to maintain its freedom.
To learn more and see more photos visit the Bangkok by Rail & River blog post, entitled:
To visit the Interpretive Guide to see all of the points of interest in this tour, visit:
Tucked away on the West end of city are some of the greatest places that embodies much of the culture significant in modern day Bangkok. So while you visit Thammasat University it might be wise to plan for a full day of activites at the Grand Palace, Wat Pho (where the reclining Buddha is), Sanam Luang park, and taking the Chaophraya River taxi.
To get there taking the Khlong Saen Saep boat service is the recommendation from Nathan Yee's blog post entitled: Reaching Freedom via Thammasat University. Visit the Khlong Saen Saep blog post to see detailed pictures on where to catch the boat, or visit Google maps. From Pfanfa Leelard Pier, the westernmost pier, you will head up to the main roads. From there you should see Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Klang Road in the west, follow that direction until you reach Sanam Luang Park. From there use the map marker to find the proper entrance into Thammasat's campus.