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Bang Pa- in Royal Palace




Location: Phra Nakhon Si, Ayutthaya Province    Map

Info: TAT, Ayutthaya

Tel. 0-3532-2730-1

Open: daily

Official site




Description of Bang Pa- in Royal Palace or a Summer Palace


Bang Pa- in Royal Palace or a Summer Palace is located in Phra Nakhon Si, Ayutthaya Province of Thailand. It is a former residence of Thai kings. Although originally found in 1632 by king Prasat Thong, most of the buildings in Bang Pa- in Royal Palace complex date back to 1872- 1889 then king Chulalongkorn expanded the reconstruction project that was started by king Mongkut. Many buildings of the Bang Pa- in royal residence surrounded by parks and artificial ponds are open to the public. Current king of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej rarely visits the palace for public or private events.


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There is a story that In the Ayutthaya period When Somdej Thotcar Still holding the rank of the Great Viceroy One day he walked on a path. When reaching Bang Pa-in Island The royal boat was swept by a huge storm. Causing the royal boat to capsize Somdej Thotsarot swam up to this island, which was formerly known as "Ban Lane Island" and was with the villagers.

While residing here, Somdej Thotarot received an island woman named "In", which is why people later call this island "Bang Pa-in Island". Later, when His Highness returned He brought this lady back to Ayutthaya as well. This In-woman was later a concubine And have sons together It is said that the son of King Prasat Thong.

In the year 2175, after the reign of King Prasat Thong His Majesty graciously granted To build a temple in the area of ​​the original place of Mother And gave the name "Chumphon Nikayaram Temple" and built a throne to celebrate the birth of the royal princess. Narai the child Give the name "Aisawan Throne Palace", Bang Pa-In Palace is the place of residence of the King in the summer, traditionally until Ayutthaya lost to Burma in 1767, which caused this palace to be abandoned.




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