On their way up and down the river, merchant ships headed for Ayutthaya had to pass Bangkok, on the River Menam. The castle there served as a tollhouse, where ships passing through had to report where they came from, how many people they had on board and what firearms and merchandise they were carrying. In the 17th century the VOC built a warehouse a few kilometres downstream.
|fortification(s)||Amsterdam, pakhuis Bangkok|
- Dam, Pieter van, Beschryvinge van de Oostindische Compagnie (uitgegeven door Dr. F.W. Stapel) ((Den Haag), 1701 (1927))