12 Palaces in Thailand that you should visit - With photos & details

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12 Palaces to explore in Thailand

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Bang Pa-In Palaceถนนปราสาททอง Tambon Ban Len, Amphoe Bang Pa-in, Chang Wat Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13160, Thailand

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.

Bhubing Palace1223 Sriwichai Alley, Tambon Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

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 PalaceKham Yat, Pho Thong District, Ang Thong 14120, 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

Mrigadayavan Palace1281 เพชรเกษม Thanon Phet Kasem, Tambon Cha-am, Amphoe Cha-am, Chang Wat Phetchaburi 76120, Thailand

The summer seaside palace often referred to as "the palace of love and hope is located midway between Cha-am and Hua Hin. It was built in 1923 under the royal command of King Rama VI using golden teakwood from the demolished Hat Chao Samran Palace.

Phayathai Palace315 Ratchawithi Rd, Khwaeng Thung Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

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 (Khao Wang)97 ถนน คีรีรัถยา Tambon Khlong Kra Saeng, Amphoe Mueang Phetchaburi, Chang Wat Phetchaburi 76000, Thailand

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.

Phra Narai Ratchanivet182 ถ.สรศักดิ์ ต Tambon Tha Hin, Amphoe Mueang Lop Buri, Chang Wat Lopburi 15000, Thailand

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 (Wang Ban Puen)Khlong Kra Saeng, Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi 76000, Thailand

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 Palaceฯ, ตำบลพระปฐมเจดีย์ อำเภอเมืองนครปฐม นครปฐม 73000, Thailand

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.

Suan Pakkad Palace352 354 Thanon Si Ayutthaya, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, 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 Grand Palace1 Maha Rat Rd, แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวัง Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

A complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. The palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.

Vimanmek Mansion5/1 Ratchawithi Rd, Khwaeng Dusit, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10300, Thailand

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.