Royal Palace Bang Pa-In (Ayutthaya-Thailand)
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace is actually a palace complex that is also known by the name the Summer Palace. It is located 60 km north of Bangkok on the Chao Phraya river bank near Ayutthaya. Its history is quite long and interesting, and the story goes like this: king Ekathotsarot got shipwrecked on an island in Chao Phraya River where he met a lady that gave birth to his illegitimate son. The boy grew to become a ruler known as King Prasat Thong. He then built a monastery with a pond in 1632 on his mother’s land. After that, the complex got forgotten over years and overgrown. Today, the complex is well maintained and features beautiful gardens and many buildings aside from Royal Palace, like pavilions and Versailles style garden. The palace is still used by the royal family on some occasions. As for You, this place can be a great resting point on Your way to Ayutthaya or a full sightseeing spot.
Near the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, You can find a raft which will take You across the river to the beautiful temple Wat Niwet Thammaprawat. The raft is free, but donations are welcomed. The raft is located at GPS 14.229758, 100.576291 (14°13’47.1″N, 100°34’34.6″E).
Bang Pa-in District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13160, Thailand
Ulaz: 14.230152, 100.577658 (14°13’48.5″N, 100°34’39.6″E)
Adult tourists 100 THB (2,50EUR);
Adult Thai 30 THB (0,76 EUR);
Students, monks 20 THB (0,51 EUR).
0066 (0)35 261 044;
0066 (0)35 261 548
Daily 08:30-16:30h, tickets are sold until 15:30h
GPS Coordinates: Entrance: 14.230152, 100.577658 (14°13’48.5″N, 100°34’39.6″E)
The Bang Pa-In Royal Palace is located around 20km south of Ayutthaya in the Bang Pa-in district (around 60km from Bangkok).
Address: Bang Pa-in District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13160, Thailand
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
ช่วยพาไปส่งที่สวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Please, can you tell me how to find this sight:
ช่วยบอกทางไปสวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ
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