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Walking around the royal palace of Bang Pa-In

Between Ayuthaya and Bangkok lies the town of Bang Pa-In. The main reason to visit this town would be the royal palace of Bang Pa-In which was originally built by King Prasat Thong. The complex is impressive and has large European and Asian influences. Everything is built around a landscaped park with ponds and bridges. One cannot escape the feeling of entering a fairy tale.

The historical buildings include a pavilion called Aisawan Thiphya-art (divine seat of personal freedom, the royal home Warophat Phiman (excellent an shining heavenly abode, a palace which is built in Chinese architecture Wehart Chamrunt (heavenly light) and the most noticeable object, a lookout tower which goes by the name of Sages' Lookout. The palace of Bang Pa-In is a very charming place to visit and can be explored at a low pace. There are no crowds, in fact you will have large parts of the park for yourself and it is also quiet as there is no traffic nearby. It is not the most convenient place to get to, which makes it probably lower on the list of places to visit, but Bang Pa-In is an oasis of peace and culture. It doesn't have the architecture and grandeur of the royal palace in Bangkok, but still feels like a special place.

If you look to escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and still want to see something of the culture of Thailand this palace is well recommended. Getting here takes a bit of time, but there is a bus from Bangkok and then you have to get a rickshaw which is most likely waiting for you at the bus station.  


Bang Pa-In travel photo gallery

 



Building near the water.

Building near the water.

 
Hem Monthian Thewarat hall.

Hem Monthian Thewarat hall.

 



Warophat Phiman royal hall behind a bridge at Bang Pa-In.

Warophat Phiman royal hall behind a bridge.




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Memorial in Bang Pa-In royal palace.

Memorial in Bang Pa-In royal palace.

 
Statues on the Doll's bridge over the pond in Bang Pa-In, Thailand.

Statues on the Doll's bridge over the pond.

 
Aisawan Thipphaya at the Royal hall.

Aisawan Thipphaya at the Royal hall.

 
Royal Hall at Bang Pa-In.

Royal Hall.

 
Statues on the Doll's bridge.

Statues on the Doll's bridge.

 
Aisawan Thipphaya in the water.

Aisawan Thipphaya in the water.

 
Aisawan Thipphaya and a small pagoda.

Aisawan Thipphaya and a small pagoda.

 
Saphakharn Ratchaprayoon, Bang Pa-In.

Saphakharn Ratchaprayoon.

 
Bang Pa-In royal palace, Thailand.

Bang Pa-In royal palace.

 
Floating house in the pond at Bang Pa-In royal palace.

Floating house in the pond.

 
The park at Bang Pa-In.

The park at Bang Pa-In.

 
Saphakharn Ratchaprayoon.

Saphakharn Ratchaprayoon.

 
Bang Pa-In pond.

Bang Pa-In pond.

 
Utthayan Phumisathien royal hall in Bang Pa-In.

Utthayan Phumisathien royal hall.

 
Small wooden building in Bang Pa-In.

Small wooden building.

 



Utthayan Phumisathien royal hall.

Utthayan Phumisathien royal hall.

 



Bang Pa-In royal palace.

Royal palace.

 
Withun Thatsana tower.

Withun Thatsana tower.

 
Decorative arches.

Decorative arches.

 
Utthayan Phumisathien royal hall near the water.

Utthayan Phumisathien royal hall near the water.

 
Elephant shaped plant sculpture.

Elephant shaped plant sculpture.

 
Withun Thatsana tower in the Bang Pa-In royal palace.

Withun Thatsana tower.

 



The royal hall at Bang Pa-In.

The royal hall.

 



The park around Withun Thatsana tower.

The park around Withun Thatsana tower.

 



View over the pond.

View over the pond.

 



The entrance to Wehat Chamrun royal hall in Bang Pa-In royal palace.

The entrance to Wehat Chamrun royal hall.

 
The interior of Wehat Chamrun royal hall.

The interior of Wehat Chamrun royal hall.

 
Bridge in front of Withun Thatsana tower.

Bridge in front of Withun Thatsana tower.

 



Amazing park at Bang Pa-In.

Amazing park.

 



Bridge before the Chinese style royal hall.

Bridge before the Chinese style royal hall.

 
View over the park from Withun Thatsana tower.

View over the park from Withun Thatsana tower.

 
Birdseye view from Withun Thatsana tower in Bang Pa-In royal palace.

Birdseye view from Withun Thatsana tower.

 
Wehat Chamrun royal hall.

Wehat Chamrun royal hall.

 
The front facade of Utthayan Phumisathien royal hall.

The front facade of Utthayan Phumisathien royal hall.

 
Wooden decorative building in the park.

Wooden decorative building in the park.

 
Animal sculptures of plants.

Animal sculptures of plants.

 
Plant turned into elephant sculpture.

Plant turned into elephant sculpture.

 
Phra Tamnak Gow Huang, Bang Pa-In.

Phra Tamnak Gow Huang.

 
Utthayan Phumisathien royal hall seen from the back.

Utthayan Phumisathien royal hall seen from the back.

 
The beautiful setting of Withun Thatsana tower.

The beautiful setting of Withun Thatsana tower.

 
The lookout tower and the Chinese hall of Bang Pa-In.

The lookout tower and the Chinese hall.

 
Hall in Bang Pa-In park.

Hall.

 
Memorial in Bang Pa-In.

Memorial.

 



Gate under restoration.

Gate under restoration.

 



Withun Thatsana tower in front of Wehat Chamrun royal hall.

Withun Thatsana tower in front of Wehat Chamrun royal hall.

 
White lookout tower.

White lookout tower.

 



Bang Pa-In summer palace.

Summer palace.

 



Bang Pa-In summer palace in Thailand.

Bang Pa-In summer palace.

 
Bridge before a royal hall.

Bridge before a royal hall.

 
Saphakharn Ratchaprayoon in Bang Pa-In palace, Thailand.

Saphakharn Ratchaprayoon.

 
Classic picture of Bang Pa-In.

Classic picture.

 
Bang Pa-In.

Bang Pa-In.

 
The front facade of Warophat Phiman royal hall.

The front facade of Warophat Phiman royal hall.

 
Bridge with the statues.

Bridge with the statues.

 
Hem Monthian Thewarat hall in Bang Pa-In.

Hem Monthian Thewarat.

 
Church in nearby town.

Church in nearby town.

 
Residence house in Bang Pa-In, Thailand.

Residence house.



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