Bang Pa In Royal Palace

Approximately 60kms north of Bangkok, in the province of Ayutthaya, lies Bang Pa In Palace (Thai: พระราชวังบางปะอิน) – the summer palace of the King and Queen of Thailand. The original Palace was built by King Prasat Thong of Ayutthaya early in the 17th century however it was left abandoned for nearly a century after the Burmese invaded and destroyed Ayutthaya in 1767.

Part of the palace was rebuilt in the 1850s by King Mongkut (Rama IV) however most of the buildings today date from the late 19th century. The palace sits beside the Chao Phraya river ans is open to the public most days.

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Wikipdeia – Bang Pa-In Royal Palace – Accessed 10 Oct 2015

Reknown Travel – Bang Pa-In Summer Palace – Accessed 10 Oct 2015

Wish You Were Here – Ayutthaya – Accessed 10 Oct 2015

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