- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert tip:
This isn't a bad place for a bit of birdwatching on the side.
- This Royal Palace dates back to the reign of King Rama V. The buildings within the palace represent a variety of Thai, Chinese and Victorian styles. Climb the spiral staircase to the top floor of the Red Chinese tower for a great view of the grounds. The small lake in the center features a large Thai pavilion, considered a classic example of Thai architecture. Today, the Royal Family sometimes uses the palace as a residence and for receptions or banquets. The Chao Phraya Express Boat Company runs tours to the Palace from Bangkok on the weekends.
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