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Mrigadayavan Palace (Marukhathaiyawan)

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Address: Cha-am, Thailand
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A garden visit

Just like a presidential grounds with vast gardens & past wooden architecture. Access is into this army restricted area

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Just like a presidential grounds with vast gardens & past wooden architecture. Access is into this army restricted area

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San Sebastian (Spain)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This a beautiful palace settled in a nice garden , rigth in the beach (not accesible from the palace) Even if there is usually many people visiting it , they allow only small groups each 15min . You must visit it barefoot , silent , not running ... Good for the visit . Dont miss it .

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Bury St Edmunds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's not like Buckingham Palace but interesting to see the different culture here. The weather was so good it made everything look wonderful

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The place is really peaceful, quiet and tranquil. You can really relax your mind while visiting the royal palace. A lot of transcripts or descriptions are in Thai so it was not really comprehensible to tourists. The area is huge with plenty of raintrees and in fact, I took more photos of the trees and garden bench than the palace... More 

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Bangkok
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322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had visited the palace a few times before and always enjoyed its beautiful wood architecture and the seaside ambience. Although the place is low on exhibitions and storytelling, I like the long, airy corridors that many a nobleman and their consorts must have walked on over a century ago. This palace was purposely built as a vacation home for... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Most travelers take this palace to be the royal palace of the present King and Queen, which would be Klai Kangwong Palace in Hua Hin. Marukatayawan used to be the summer Palace of King Rama VI and also is called teak wood palace. Nice, unusual but not breathtaking. Entrance fee and modest dress code.

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It's a very remote place to be, however, it's worth for a visit. We spent around an hour to take a slow walk, enjoying sea breeze and imagine ourselves as Royal Thai ( as we were wearing the rental Thai outfit). There is a history gallery walk, a souvenir shop and a small eateries. Outside the palace also have a... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place can be a paint to get to: Instead of a 300 baht cab ride or overpriced rental car or something, the owner of the hostel I was staying at told me the easiest way to visit the Mrigadayavan Palace is to take the orange public buses that leave from half a block away on the main road for... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Park Entrance fee 30 baht , entrance to palace proper 30 baht , ladies need to wear a sarong ( 20 baht ) if your shorts or pants do not cover longer than your knee ! ...... they would not allow you to take photos here on the first floor of the palace ! This is actually an old palace... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visiting Mrigadayavan Palance or the english name Palace of Hope and Love would really brings back old feeling on how the Kings used to live with their helpers in such a vast place. The patio is overlooking the sea is really pleasant. Unfortunately it is closed for visitors. You could walk around the whole palace looking at individual decorations in... More 

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