"Bang Pa In Palace "the KING and I" fame (1)" Day Trip - Bang Pa-In Palace Tip by machomikemd

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Ayuthaya King Prasat Thong originally constructed the complex in 1632 since his commoner mother owned the land and he is attached to it and it was renovated by the well known King MONGKUT (of the King and I fame) in the 1800's. Hence it became well known for foreigners because of Englishwoman Teacher ANNA Leonowens, who stayed in the palace. The Palace was formerly used by the Thai kings as a summer dwelling but the recent Thai Monarch, King Bhumipol Adulyaej has rarely use it at present. The palace is located on the Chao Phraya River bank in Bang Pa-In district, Ayutthaya Province.

The Summer Palace at Bang Pa In has vast gardens and landscaping, and among them are the following: Wehart Chamrunt (Heavenly Light), a Chinese-style royal palace and throne room; the Warophat Phiman (Excellent and Shining Heavenly Abode), a royal residence; Ho Withun Thasana (Sages' Lookout), a brightly-painted lookout tower; and the Aisawan Thiphya-Art (Divine Seat of Personal Freedom), a pavilion constructed in the middle of a pond.

There is a 100 Baht entrance fee for Bang Pa-In Palace for tourists and is free to thai residents and it opens daily between 08:30 and 12:00 and 13:00 and 16:00. You can hire a golf cart for 400 baht to tour around this huge complex.

Address: Ban Len, Bang Pa-in, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Directions: By Car : Travel by Phahon Yothin Road to the northand just follow the sign to Bang Pa-In.
By Bus : Bus No.17 (Bangkok-Bangsai-Bang Pa-In-Ayutthaya) leave from the Northern Bus Terminal
(Morchit 2) every 30 minutes from 06.00 to 18.00 hrs.

Phone: 0-2646-1818
Website: http://www.discoverythailand.com/Ayutthaya_Bang_Pa-In_Palace.asp - 47k -

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  • Updated Oct 23, 2012
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