Bang Pa-in Travel Guide

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Bang Pa-in Things to Do

  • Warophat Phiman

    The Throne Hall is located across the Aisawanthipphaya-At Pavilion, the Warophat Phiman was originally made of wood and was used as a living hall and to recieve foreign guests and high officials by the king. It was reconstructed by King Rama IV in the 19th century, it became the throne room too and the wooden structure became concrete and done into...

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  • Summer is for the Royal Summer Palace

    In Bang-Pa-In my friend U Yai and I visited the lovely Royal Palace that is also known as the Summer Palace, although we visited there in May. The palace was formerly used by Thai kings, hence its name Royal Palace. The palace is located on the Chao Phraya (Bye-bye Phraya) River bank in Bang-Pa-In.King Prasat Thong originally constructed the palace...

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  • Memorial to Queen Sunanda Kumariratana

    At the Back of the of the King Chulalangkorn Throne Hall (Excellent and Shining Heavenly Abode ) after the bridge is a memorial built for the Memory of Queen Sunanda Kumariratana (and her daughter) who perished at the Chao Phraya River in 1881, when the royal barge she was riding capsized. Queen Sunanda Kumariratana and her only daughter Princess...

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  • Sages' Lookout (Ho Withun Thasana) 3

    Final Part of my Sages Lookout Tip with pictures of the panoramic views at the towerthis is the view of the Chinese Style pagoda Given by the Chinese Emperor to the King of Thailand in the 17th century, it is called the Ho Withun Thasana (Sages' Lookout), a brightly-painted lookout tower spanning 7 stories high and offers view of the Bang Pa In...

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  • Sages' Lookout (Ho Withun Thasana) 2

    Part two of my Sages Lookout Tip with pictures inside the towerthis is the view of the Chinese Style pagoda Given by the Chinese Emperor to the King of Thailand in the 17th century, it is called the Ho Withun Thasana (Sages' Lookout), a brightly-painted lookout tower spanning 7 stories high and offers view of the Bang Pa In Complex. You can enter...

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  • Sages' Lookout (Ho Withun Thasana) 1

    This will be a three part tip with pictures outside, inside and at the top of the Sages Look out.this is the view of the Chinese Style pagoda Given by the Chinese Emperor to the King of Thailand in the 17th century, it is called the Ho Withun Thasana (Sages' Lookout), a brightly-painted lookout tower spanning 7 stories high and offers view of the...

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  • Excellent and Shining Heavenly Abode

    This picture is the Warophat Phiman (Excellent and Shining Heavenly Abode), a royal residence done into european Victorian style; located in the middle of the Bang Pa In Summer Palace Complex, Inside it contains Chulalongkorn's throne hall and is decorated in a richly european flair with a few thai touches. it is a good photo stop along the main...

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  • Heavenly Light (Wehart Chamrun)

    This is the called the Wehart Chamrunt (Heavenly Light), a Chinese-style royal palace and throne room that was built during the reign of King Rama IV and the materials were imported from China, picture taking is not allowed inside, just outside. It was built by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in 1889, this opulent Chinese-style palace is also...

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  • Divine Seat of Personal Freedom(Aisawan...

    Bang Pa In Summer Palace has a mostly european and chinese flair, the only thai ispired structure here is the Divine Seat of Personal Freedom (Aisawan Thiphya-At), which is located in the middle of the lake and has been designated as the archetype of the Thai pavilion (sala Thai), a national symbol of Thailand. The statue standing in the middle...

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  • Administrative Building

    this is the Administrative Area of the Sprawling Bang Pa In Summer Palace Complex, it is the Reception area of the Palace for foreign guest and dignitaries and made into a british colonial architecture and the structure sits on the front of the huge lake in the summer palace. we took a lot of picture here and went around it in our rented golf cart.

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  • Mini Buddhist Shrines

    views of the Ancient Guard post near the entrance of Bang Pa In Summer Palace. the guard post is a buddhist shrine where devotees put offering to the buddhist and chinese saints here at the bang pa in summer palace. It lies just in front of the Admininstrative Building, facing the Lake.

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  • royal garden

    This is the view of the Royal Garden with plant carvings. of elephants and other animals inside the huge Bang Pa In Summer Palace Complex and is a favorite photo stop of tourists like us. it is located near the quarters of the king and near the large lake. The garden lies just across the Chinese Style Palace and overlooks the Sages lookout.me and...

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  • The Large Man Made Lake

    the Large Man Made Lake that straddles the Bang Pa In Summer Palace Complex actually comprises about a third of the property and surrounds the major structures located in the bang Pa In Summer Palace due to the thai custom of building their houses or palaces beside bodies of water since the ancient Siamese era. The man made lake has some vegetation...

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  • Museum Beside Warophat Phiman

    There is a mini Museum in the rotunda beside the Throne Hall of Warophat Phiman, just across the complex and beside the lake. the mini museum houses assorted royal carriages and other means of transport that the Thai Kings Use when having a vacation at the Bang Pa In Summer Palace. You can get inside before going to warophat phiman as entry is free...

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  • Exhibition Hall (Saphakhan Ratchaprayun)

    The exhibition hall sits across the lake from the Divine Seat of Personal Freedom (Aisawan Thiphya-At) and is parallel to the administrative buidling. there is a bridge connecting both to the main palace complex. The Exhibition hall is a colonial-style two-floor building originally built for the King's brothers. The building now houses a small...

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Bang Pa-in Restaurants

  • Chao Phraya River Cuise Lunch Buffet

    most day tours to Ayuthaya and Bang Pa In Summer Palace includes a buffet thai lunch and a boat ride to or from Bangkok. The Sumptous lunch is very good and is very popular! it is included in the 2200 Baht price for the ayuthaya tour so enjoy various goodies like tom yung gang, thai fried rice, green chicken curry, spring rolls, catfish salad and...

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  • Hawker Foods

    Before you get to enter in the Summer Palace there are plenty of hawker food stalls just across in it! You can have breakfast if you didn't have yet and somre softdrinks for the hot sun! They even offered us some coconut juice and paid around 15 baht! They have souvenir t-shirts, silk and others but it's best to buy the refreshments only..

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  • Bus Mini Store..

    I saw this right after the Chinise style Mansion and checked out if what could I buy..but they only have chichirias-junk foods and a mineral water! Infact, it's not allowable to eat inside the palace? I don't know...because I just had my mineral water with me..

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Bang Pa-in Transportation

  • Golf Carts

    On a revisit to Bang Pa In Summer Palace in 2012, I was with my friends and I urged them that we rent a golf cart to tour around the huge Bang Pa In Palace Complex for the experience as I did not get one on the last time I visited the Palace in 2007. Golf Carts are found at the entrance of the Palace and you can rent them for 400 baht for 2 hours...

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  • Wat Kai Thia Boat Docking Station

    4 more images- AyuthayaWat Kai Thia Boat Docking StationMost of the Ayuthaya Day tours from bangkok that combine a bus and boat cruise along the Chao Phraya River start their Chao Phraya River Cruise from this boat docking station beside a buddhist temple or wat at the MEKHALA docks at Wat Kai Tia, a Thai temple set in a tranquil rural village in...

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  • Bus to and From Bang Pa In Summer Palace

    when booking an ayuthaya bus and cruise day tour, there are two combinations, the first is drive via big bus to bang pa in palace then to ayuthaya then boat cruise going back to bangkok and the second is boat cruise to bang pa in then bus to the palace and ayuthaya and going back to bangkok via the samd bus. the third and fastest option is the...

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Bang Pa-in Shopping

  • Shops Outside Bang Pa In Palace

    there is only one accredited shop in the Bang Pa In Summer Palace Complex, however, outside, across the street and towards the large and recently finished bus parking area, there are lots of enterprising thai vendors that sell assorted products, like souvenir items, local crafts, street foods, bottled water, assorted cold thai drinks and a lot...

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  • Shop in Bang Pa In Summer Palace

    there is only one shop in the sprawling Bang Pa In Summer Palace Complex and the shop is located beside the ticket booth and you would actually enter the shop as it is the only exit upon going out the palace. The shop sells assprted local crafts, shirts, sarongs, souvenir items like post cards, key chains, fridge magnets, shot glass and local arts...

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  • Sun River Cruise

    there are tons and tons of thailand tour companies that do the ayuthaya/Bang Pa In day tours from bangkok and the one we booked was at the River Sun Cruise, which is the chao phraya river cruise and big bus tour combination and included in the price is the chao phraya river cruise, buffet lunch, entrance to bang pa in summer palace and assorted...

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  • Free Bang Pa In Maps, brochures, Guides

    Once you booked the Ayuthaya/Bang Pa In Summer Palace whole day tour in whatever combinations, you would be provided with free brochures and maps and guides along the tour itinerary and not all the ayuthaya/Bang Pa In day tours follow the same itinerary. the first your i did in 2007 has wat si san phet, wat chai wattanaram and viharn mongkol was...

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  • Proper Dress To Enter... - At Bang Pa...

    Visitors are requested to be dressed properly and appropriately upon entering the ground of the Palace. Thus the following dress - code (applicable to both ladies and gentlemen) will be strictly enforced:1. Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, as well as tights can not be worn as outer garments.2. See-through shirts and...

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Bang Pa-in What to Pack

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    by machomikemd Written Nov 2, 2013

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: it can really be very humid in the ayuthaya area, even in Bang Pa In Palace, even if you are in the morning tour, so be prepared and bring the necessary hats and caps to block the heat of the sun and also sunglasses to block the glare of the sunlight. walking around the area, even if just little as you are using the golf carts available can still give you the sweat.

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Bang Pa-in Off The Beaten Path

  • Wat Niwet Thamprawat

    the Wat Niwet Thamprawat is a buddhist temple is just across the canal separating the main Palace Complex and is readily accesible from the big parking area outside the palace, where you will ride a motorized cable car to and from this disguised buddhist temple that is like a gothic christian church on the outside. why is this on the off the beaten...

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  • The other Houses and Halls

    Bang Pa IN Summer Palace has other houses and halls around the complex besides the the moat visited areas like the royal sages hall look out, the throne hall and the Divine Seat of Personal Freedom, there are many small houses and a big buidling located at the northern area of the complex, away from the most visited parts, where the houses are for...

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  • Look for the details ... II

    Behind Wehat Chamrun you will find a highly decorated curved ceramic wall that is very worth your attention. Again the imagery is Chinese.

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  • Foreign Exchange Shop in Bang Pa In...

    like what i've said, they don't accept credit cards at the Bang Pa In Summer Palace and you have two options when short on thai baht, either withdraw from the ATM machine beside the Foreign Exhange Shop or convert your local currency to thai baht at the Money Exchange shop as this is the only foreign exchange shop in the area. The exchange rate for...

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  • ATM Booth in Bang Pa In Summer Palace

    ATM machines are widely available everywhere in Thailand, and even the Bang Pa In Summer Palace has an ATM Machine for tourists short on cash (and are Linked to CIRRUS, MAESTRO, PLUS, DISCOVER international ATM consortiums) as they don't accept credit cards in the palace grounds. this is also the best way to change your money, bring your local bank...

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  • Entrance to Bang Pa In Summer Palace

    The Bang Pa In Palace is open all year round except during the Royal Celebrations like the King and Queens Birthday. There is a 100 Baht entrance fee for Bang Pa-In Palace and it opens daily between 08:30 am and 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The fee is only for tourist while local thais have free entrance to the complex. There is a shop at the...

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