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    Bang Pa-In Palace

    by Wann Updated Mar 24, 2007

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    Bang Pa-In Palace

    The major attraction of Bang Pa-In is Bang Pa-In Palace. Here's the major place in the area of the palace, Phra Thinang (Royal Residence) Aisawan Thiphya-Art (The Divine Seat of Personal Freedom), is a Thai-style pavilion with four porches and a spired roof built by King Chulalongkorn in the middle of an outer pond in 1876. There're more attractions in the area of the palace, I put some photos in my travelogue..

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    Wehat Chamrun Hall

    by shrimp56 Updated Jun 19, 2004

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    Wehat Chamrun Hall

    The name of the Chinese-style palace translates to "Heavenly Light" and was a present from the king's subjects of Chinese ancestry. The ground floor as a nice open quality, suitable to letting the breezes pass through. The interior and contents are very elaborate.

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  • Lakes

    by yen_2 Updated Jul 15, 2003

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    The first photo I took!

    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.

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  • Phra Thinang Aisawan Thiphta-Art 1

    by yen_2 Written Jul 15, 2003

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    Phra Thinang Aisawan Thiphta-Art from a far!

    Here's another photo of the main attraction of the summer palace. Anyway, the Royal Palace in here has a history long before the 17th century and has it's own chronicles of. It was said that King Prasat Thong had a palace contructed on Bang Pa-in Island in the Chao Phraya River. A contemporary Dutch merchant, Jeremias van Vliet, reported that King Prasat Thong was an illegitimate son of King Ekathotsarot, who in his youth was shipwrecked on that island and had a son by a woman who befriended him. The boy grew up to become the Chief Minister. Afer having usurped the throne, he become as the King Prasat Thong.

    Today the palace serves as or used occasionally by their current King as a residence and for holding receptions and banquets.

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  • Tevaraj-Kanlai Gate

    by yen_2 Written Jul 15, 2003

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    Tevaraj-Kanlai Gate with the lovely spring flowers

    It's pretty as you can see in this picture that there are cute spring flowers along the lake fronting the the Divine Seat of Personal Freedom and the Kanlai Gate froma far.

    The palace is subdivided in two sections, which is the Outer and the Inner Palace. Whereas the Outer consisits of buildings for public and ceremonial uses, while the Inner Palace is reserved for the King and his immediate family. Formerly the Inner Palace is forbidden to male members of the court.

    The Principal buildings of the outer Palace is the follwg;
    Ho Hem Monthian Therawat, Saphakan Ratchaprayun, and the Phra Thinang Waraphot Phiman.

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  • Ho Withun Thasana

    by yen_2 Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    Ho Withun Thasana

    Either you like this photo or not, this is the best photo I like in Bang Pa-in as I like the pretty branches of the tree at the side and at the top of the pic. The name of that tower is the Ho Withun Thasana which means The Sages Lookout. This observatory amongst the palace was built by King Chulalongkorn during the late 19th century as a lookout tower as for viewing the sorrounding areas/countryside.

    I wasn't able to go there as visitors are prohibited to visit those areas. As I said, Outer Palace is the only compound are visible to the tourist while the Inner Palace compound are for the Royal family and immediate relatives.

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  • Greeny

    by yen_2 Written Jul 15, 2003

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    Greeny

    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.

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  • Ho Hem Monthian Thewarat

    by yen_2 Written Jul 15, 2003

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    Ho Hem Monthian Thewarat

    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.

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  • Porcelain

    by yen_2 Written Jul 15, 2003

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    Big Porcelain

    This big porcelain jar is eye catching! I saw this infront of the Ho Hem Monthian Thewarat. I guess, the water in the side is for peace offering in there as I also saw ladies in the side that has a table with bread and is only for offering.

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  • Italian Style Bridge

    by yen_2 Updated Jul 15, 2003

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    Italain style bridge

    This Italian style bridge is made by an Italian inspiration architecture. From the other side of the area you can see that's it's pretty cute to look at with those stateus that makes it even more nice! Well, it's an italian inspired architecture...

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  • Phra Thinang Aisawan Thiphta-Art

    by yen_2 Written Jul 15, 2003

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    Bankground is the Phra Thinang Aisawan Thiphta-Art

    Phra Thinang Aisawan Thiphta-Art means a Divine Seat of Personal Freedom. It is a Thai style pavillion with four porches and a spire roof built by King Chulalongkorn in the 19th century. This one named after King Prasat Thong's original pavilion. This houses now a bronze statue of King Chulalongkorn in the uniform of a Field Marshal which was set up by his son King Vajiravudh (Rama VI).

    The photo is me and the background is the imposing pavillion @ night specialy.

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  • Victorian Building-style

    by yen_2 Written Jul 15, 2003

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    Clean

    I don't know what's the name of this building but it's a Victorian style building and I noticed that inside in here was a refreshmant area. I bought a couple of mineral water. They even have camera films. How exciting it was to see a nice building and inside is a mineral water and film store! The front garden is very pretty!

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  • White Statue

    by yen_2 Written Jul 15, 2003

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    White and green

    I'd seen this one in our way to another must see. It's infront of the Vistorian styled building. It was very eye catching as the statue is only one among the very big area. I don't know...maybe the place is only for her!

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  • Where to next?

    by yen_2 Updated Jul 16, 2003

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    Where to next?

    Ah the photo is a sign going to the Phra Thinang Wehart Chamrun, the Chinise style two storey mansion. And to Ho Withun tower mansion. And the Royal House court Ladies to the left.

    The Ho Withun Wasana( The sages lookout) the background in my intro pic was builtby King Chulalongkorn in 19th century as a lookout tower for viewing the corrounding countryside.

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  • Phra ThinangRoyal Residence) Wehart Chamrun

    by yen_2 Updated Jul 16, 2003

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    Background is the Phra Thinang Wehart Chamrun

    Phra ThinangRoyal Residence) Wehart Chamrun(Heavenly Light), this Chinise stylr- two storey mansion was built by the equivalent of the Chinise Chambers of Commerce and presented to King Chulalongkorn during the late 19th century. The groundfloors contains chinise-style throne; upper storey houses as the alter of the name of the two kings which are King Mungkot and King Chulalongkorn with their respectives queens.

    The mansion is very beautiful and has a man made of 40 people decorations that took a year to make it but the visitors arent allowed to take photo again or wherelse inside the mansion.

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