12 Palaces to explore in Thailand
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Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, also known as the Summer Palace, is a palace complex formerly used by the Thai kings. It lies beside the Chao Phraya River, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. King Prasat Thong constructed the original complex in 1632, but it fell into disuse and became overgrown in the late 18th and early 19th centuries until King Mongkut began to restore the site in the mid-19th century. Most of the present buildings were constructed between 1872 and 1889 by King Chulalongkorn.
The Bhubing Palace is located on Doi Buak Ha, Muang District, Chiang Mai Province. It is the royal winter residence in Chiang Mai where the Royal family stays during seasonal visits to the people in the northern part of Thailand. The palace is also the royal guesthouse for prominent state visitors from abroad. Now it is one of the famous tourist attraction in Thailand.
Kham Yat Palace Hall is a historic palace in Thailand, located in the area of abandoned temple, Pho Thong District, Ang Thong Province in the central region. This palace hall used to be the abode of King Uthumphon, the 33nd and penultimate monarch of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, while he was ordained as a monk. Where he stayed for a period of time before returning to stay at Wat Pradu Songtham. It was registered as an ancient monument in Thailand and is considered another tourist attraction of Ang T
Phayathai Palace is a marvelous early 20th century Royal Residence in the heart of Bangkok. As it stands a bit out of sight, it is not much known and seldom visited, especially by foreign tourists. Phayathai Palace, also known as Phaya Thai, Phyathai, or Phya Thai is located close to Victory Monument in downtown Bangkok. The Palace was built by King Chulalongkorn the Great (Rama V) in 1910 along the banks of Samsen canal, an area that still had a lot of farmland back then.
Phra Nakhon Khiri is a historical park in Phetchaburi, Thailand on a hill overlooking the city. The name Phra Nakhon Khiri means 'holy city hill', but locals know it better as Khao Wang, meaning 'hill with palace'. The park consists of three building groups on the three peaks of the 95 m hill. On the western peak is the palace with adjoining structures. On the middle or central peak is a big chedi named Phra That Chom Phet.
The King Narai's Palace in Lopburi was built by King Narai the Great, the king who ruled Ayutthaya from 1656 to 1688. The palace is renowned for its architecture intelligence and its historical significance. It is now one of the famous tourist attractions in Lopburi Province.
Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace is an extremely elegant building in typical early 20th-century European style. The Palace is located on the grounds of a Thai army camp in Petchaburi town, some two hours drive South West of Bangkok. The Palace was designed by German architect Karl Siegfried Döhring, who also designed several other Royal Palaces and villas, including Varadis Palace and the Somdej Residence of Bang Khun Phrom Palace in Bangkok.
Sanam Chandra Palace is a palace complex built by Vajiravudh in Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand, 56 km west of Bangkok. The palace complex is about a kilometer away from the Phra Pathommachedi. The complex consists of five buildings and a Ganesh shrine. it is now one of the great tourist attractions in Thailand.
A museum and the former residence of a royal family, the Suan Pakkad Palace is a true gem in the midst of Bangkok. Only a handful of visitors seem to come here at a time. But those who stumble upon it will be pleasantly surprised. The hidden oasis is home to a stunning collection of Thai antiquities and artifacts.
The Vimanmek Mansion is a former royal villa in Bangkok, Thailand. It is in the Dusit Palace complex in Dusit District. Vimanmek Palace was constructed in 1900 by having the Munthatu Rattanaroj Residence in Phra Chuthathut Palace at Ko Sichang, Chonburi, dismantled and reassembled in Dusit Garden. Nails were used in its construction. The interior decoration combines European neo-classical style with traditional Thai motifs and architecture and early-20th century modernization.