Palaces in Thailand

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Thailand has a very rich history of centuries old royalties. During the reign of the Chakri dynasty, so many palaces were built around the country. A number of palaces and mansions are open to the public, some of them which are still in use are open to visitors occassionally.

Here is the list of 5 Palaces in Thailand

1. Chitralada Palace, Bangkok

Chitralada Palace is official residence of His Majesty King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit located within the popular Dusit Palace. Formerly serving as King Chulalongkorn's summer house, this grand structure is carpeted along one square kilometre surrounded by a moat and efficiently guarded by the royal guards. The palace is presently closed to the public and can only be visited from outside.

2. Grand Palace, Bangkok

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The Grand Palace, the residence of royals for several generations, is the perfect place to begin your historical tour in Bangkok. It houses one of the holiest Buddhist temples, Wat Phra Kaew, built in the year 1782.

3. Bang Pa-in Palace, Ayutthaya

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The former residence of Thai Kings, Bang Pa-In Palace was built way back in 1632. Also known as the Summer Palace, it was properly restored and constructed by King Chulalongkorn Rama V in 1880s. The building is made in a very European style.

4. Mrigadayavan Palace, Hua-hin

Easily located in the town of Hua Hin in Cha-am of Phetchaburi Province, the Mrigadayavan Palace is the former summer residence of King Vajiravudh or King Rama VI of Thailand. The sea facing palace is encircled by well-manicured gardens around stilted pathways. One can walk around and admire the architecture of the palace even when it's on a refurbishing tenure as of now.

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5. Bhubing Palace, Chiang-mai

The grand Bhubing Palace is the royal residence located in Doi Buak Ha, Muang District, Chiang Mai Province. This is the regal winter residence in the Chiang Mai where the royal family stays during their season visit to the people in the region. Also spelt as Bhuping Palace, it also serves as the royal guesthouse for dignitaries visiting from abroad. The palace building is not open to the public, but gorgeous gardens can be visited when the Thai royal family is not staying here.

If you ever wanted to know how royal people lived like, this is your chance to find out. Visit these palaces in Thailand and learn about Thai royal history and architecture.

This post was published by Muhammed Salih

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