I was sneaking out again to take this photo as the guide would just said, you will be back there and take photo's next time! But, I never mind him..might forget to take one after all.
Anyway, Ho(Shrine) HemMonthian Thewarat means a Golden Palace of the God King Shrine is a small stone structure in the form of a Khmer- style prasat( residence of a king or god with a comcob-shaped super structure) built by King Chulalongkorn in 19th century and dedicated to the King Prasat Thong of Ayuthaya, the literal translation of whose name is King of the Golden Palace, because a miniature Khmer -style prasat of gold was discovered during the reign.
From a far..you will noticed that the summer palace is very clean and well maintained sightseeing..The man made lake is very clean and fresh air it is! The photo is a victorian made building but I really don't know what was it as I sneak out during the group guide talking about the area.
There were too many opps for photo again! And the greeny grass makes it more lovely to look at that the trees and the color of the sky makes it even more pretty. Though, I was concious about the sky because I knew it will be very hot and hot it was!
Bang Pa-in Palace
Museum hours are from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, everyday, including the public holidays and weekends.
This structure, which resembles a seaside lighthouse, was built in 1881as a lookout for observing the surrounding countryside.
The outer palace open to the public contains a large area of garden with sculpted plants in the form of animals, including of course elephants.
This Thai temple in the middle of the lake is the only building at Bang-Pa In in the classic Thai style was built for King Chulalongkorn in 1876. It is certainly well-placed for pictures!
As you enter the summer palace grounds you will see this lake on your left with the palace built by King Chulalongkorn in 1876 in the distance. The palace's front is on the river.
No pictures are permitted inside Wehat Chamrun so I had to satisfy myself with details of the outside. The Chinese style is very evident in this carved door.
The "elephant family" done in topiary form is one of the charming highlights of the gardens at Bang-Pa In.
You will also be given a brochure with a map, but the overview is always easiest before you are in the middle of things! The map shows how close the grounds are to the river.
I saw many of them in any corner of the palace and they are well dressed in their uniforms and of course willing and able to stand straight whole day.