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The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings in Bangkok it is probably the must see for any tourist in the city.
It served as the official residence of the king of  Thailand from the
18th century to the mid-20
th century.After the death of King Ananda Mahidol in the Baromphiman Palace, King Bhumibol moved the official royal residence to Chitralada Palace. Construction ofthe palace complex began in 1782, during the reign of Rama I.

The palace complex sits on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River. The other approaches to the palace are protected by a defensive wall of 1,900 metres in length, which encloses an area of 218,400 square metres. Further out from the wall is a canal,which was also created for defensive purposes, making the area surrounding the palace an island, known as Rattana Kosin. On Na Phra Lan Road entrance fee 125.

Vimanmek Palace is a former royal palace in Bangkok, Thailand.
It is also known as the Vimanmek Teak Mansion or Vimanmek Mansion. The Vimanmek Palace was reassembled in 1901 completely out of teak from its original location in Ko Sichang. It was used as a royal palace by King Chulalongkorn and his family, but was abandoned in 1935. Reconstructed in 1982 at the request of Queen Sirikit, the palace is now a major tourist attraction. It is believed to be the largest golden teak building in the world Located on Ratchawithi Road Entrance fee 50.




Phya Thai Palace began construction in 1909. It was built at Rama V's behest so that he might stay there and look out over the farms, plantations and livestock in the area. The palace grounds included those areas directly opposite the palace. He also had a complex included in the compound where the Royal Ploughing Ceremony might take place, since used on many occasions. The Phya Thai Palace was only used by Rama V for a short time as he died several months after the crowning of the new king.

During the reign of Rama VI, Queen Saovabha, then Queen Mother, was invited to live there, which she did until her death in 1920. Rama VI then had the entire palace grounds demolished, leaving only the Devaraja Sabharamaya Hall and Throne Hall, and ordered that the many new palace halls be built together to form a new Royal Phya Thai Palace. located on the banks of the Samsen Canal on Rajavithee Road in the Ratchathewi district.



Opening Hours: Guided tours available on Saturdays at 9:30 and 13:30. Otherwise, you are free to walk around.        Location: Ratchawithi Road (inside Phramongkutklao Hospital)   BTS: Victory Monument


Sanam Chan Palaceconsists of a number of buildings on a site in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. The palace was built 1907 by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI), and has a view of Phra Pathom Chedi. The buildings are in a mixture of European and Thai styles. Part of the site is now a campus of Silpakorn University.

As of 2006, several of the royal buildings are open to the public



The Palaces below are listed on some web pages and guide books but are not open to the public.
Chitralada Palace(New Palace) - Private residence of the Thai royal family.
Sukhothai PalacePrivate residence of the Thai royal family, Bangkok.
Srapratum Palace Private residence of the Thai royal family, Bangkok.
Nonthaburi Palace Former private residence of the Thai royal family, Chakri Bongkot PalacePrivate residence of the Thai royal family, Bangkok.
Le Dis Palace Private residence of the Thai royal family, Bangkok.
Dusit PalacePrivate residence of the Thai royal family, Bangkok.

Several of the Palaces are detailed in "Popular Tours" which are linked below

1. Longdo Map link to "Palaces" in Bangkok           2. Everything for Tourism Bangkok at Longdo Tourism Bangkok


Where to stay in Bangkok: The best beat "Sukhumvit Soi 19"

The Soi 19 Directory shows you why an 800mtr zone is Bangkok's best beat! and we link you to best 
"Hospitality & Tourism" at Longdo Bangkok  (E Books Beginner to Advanced)
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When in Bangkok "Get the most use a Host" try Asoke P.A. Concierge

Best wishes, AusWaThai Exec Tours Bangkok                                          





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