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The Summer Palace

This village has been the site of a royal palace since the early 17th Century but fell into disuse and disrepair for a prolonged period. The present structures were built in the reign of King Rama V between 1872 and 1899. This king was knowledgeable in Western affairs and customs and many of the buildings reflect this, including the often neglected topiary. The summer palace is used to this day for some receptions and banquets as well as an occasional period of residence by the current king.

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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    So that's what a topiary is!

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Hi Lew, Buildings such as these are such great attractions in Thailand. Cannot recall visiting this site during our 7 visits to Thailand. Will be there again Nov'11 .

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    it looks amazing

  • Antji's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2007 at 11:53 AM

    I really like the pics!hope to visit Thailand one day! wish you a great trip to Dresden in Sept.!!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2006 at 1:26 PM

    What a beautiful & serene place it all looks so peaceful


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