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Address: Phetchaburi, Thailand
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Unpretentious Summer Residence

... that never quite found it´s use. King V ordered it, but passed away during construction. Has been used as royal guest house, town hall and school over the last hundred years... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Torsten_Kr
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

... that never quite found it´s use. King V ordered it, but passed away during construction. Has been used as royal guest house, town hall and school over the last hundred years. Primarily empty inside it is waiting for visitors with some imagination now. Reasonable explanations in English available to give an idea about the places history. The attached park... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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252 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning interior. We loved it. A 2 km walk from the city center (walk along the klong grachang road to see the old houses). Entrance fee for tourists is 50 baht and there are explanations in English as well.

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Ghent, Belgium
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252 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This palace is a must see. It's a 2km walk from the city center (jj guesthouse). Walk along klong gratchang road to see the old houses. The palace looks brand new from the outside and the interior is splendid. We loved it so much. Every room has a short exlanation in English as well. Entrance fee for foreigners is 50... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We made our way to this Royal palace with no defined idea of what we might see. The architecture is mostly in the European style and quite modest by Thai standards. The ground floor has little to r commend it so the more able bodied in our party climbed to the first floor. The grand staircase is decorated with huge... More 

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Thank Barry T
Poznan, Poland
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

The palace is really something different from other things you will see in Thailand. It has nice green area around, but the interior is not worth spending this 50 bath, really. Downstairs you will see only white walls and there are only two rooms interesting upstairs.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The armed military police waved us through the entrance into the army base, the former palace was set in beautiful landscaped gardens. Ticket THB 50 to enter a deserted building designed by a German architect with informative panels giving the history of the building. The building was virtually devoid of furniture with tiles and decorations which were not our taste.

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Thank Joel43_12
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The palace itself is a beautiful place from the outside and is being secured by a few armed guards. It is a beautiful thing to see in petchaburi, but the inside is nearly empty and poorly maintained. Only a few interior attributes are shown inside the building.

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Thank Leon v
Madisom
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62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

One of the 3 famous palaces located in the province, this one represents the combined efforts of Rama V & Rama VI to create a lot European style palace. The design is interesting - German with Italian marble, impressive chandeliers & Chinese tile. And really pretty gardens. It is pretty deserted - lacking both furniture & people. It seems to... More 

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Thank James C
London
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Not something you will see much of in Thailand. It is set in a beautiful garden, which you can easily spend an hour or two looking, around next to the river. Art Deco rooms and light fittings although no furniture. A lovely building worth a visit.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Loved this German influenced white elephant of a building. On an army base, security have to let you pass. Must dismount from bike! Ticket 50bht from booth by east side of palace. Near refreshment kiosk. We had the whole palace to ourselves for the whole time we were in it. Free to go everywhere, all rooms. No staff in the... More 

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