Mrigadayavan Palace

Mrigadayavan Palace, Cha-am: Hours, Address, Mrigadayavan Palace Reviews: 4/5

Mrigadayavan Palace
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Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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John F
Bangkok, Thailand88 contributions
A Beautiful and Educational Stop
Mar 2020
Mrigadayavan Palace, one of the summer palaces of King Rama VI, is a beautiful and very interesting historic site. You can walk around the palace on a self-guided tour or you can join a tour group. In addition to all of the beauty of the structure and the period items kept in each of the rooms, the grounds are also both peaceful and beautiful. They do have a small snack and souvenier shop near the entrance, and local vendors are also found in the parking area. We visit often when friends from overseas come to see us. If you enjoy a little history, beautiful gardens and a quiet, peaceful 2-4hr diversion, this palace is worth a look. We love it.
Written February 4, 2021
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Edna H
Colchester, UK1 contribution
2020
Nov 2020
We first visited this palace many years ago before the Thais realised it's potential. Then you could wander at will and it was divine. Now it is commercialised and spoilt, even the history has been tampered with and the sweet love story mangled. It has been under renovation for years! It is merely a chance to grab money. We first sawThis palace about 20 years ago and have checked it out every year since so we know it very well.
Written January 26, 2021
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic3,637 contributions
Staff doing their job by randomly picking people for dress-code improvement
Nov 2019
The place itself is wonderful. Compared to other buildings in Thailand, it's really unique and you can enjoy something not traditional, for a change.
What I minded a bit was that the visitors need to fit into dress-code, which was presented to us at the place. Even through I has skirt that ended under my knees, I was chosen to provide some personal information to the staff and to put an additional piece of clothes on me. Dress-code of some other visitors was overlooked. I felt like the staff needed to pick someone just to show that they do something and I was the randomly chosen one. Walking around in extra clothes made me sweaty and uncomfortable.
Written February 29, 2020
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teddie2
Leeds111 contributions
Worth 30bht
Jan 2020
I loved this place, it’s very tranquil, and so much history
Down side, you can’t or rather we were not allowed on 2nd floor, a common theme from other reviews we read.
Such a shame as it would put all the info about the royal family and their lives here so much more in content if you could visit at least some of the rooms.
We didn’t go on a tour, just took ourselves, so might be worth finding out if organised tours get better access to the rooms
Lovely gardens
Great exhibition on the kings from King Rama1 to the present king king Rama X
Nice collections of cafes outside which are reasonably priced.
Be warned the palace is closed Wednesday
Written January 31, 2020
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Sean H
Roodepoort, South Africa58 contributions
Good morning out
Dec 2019 • Family
Visited in December and got there early to avoid the tour bus crowds.

Very interesting site to walk around and get a feel of the place.

Great for photographs and spending some time out.

Nice shop at the exit selling small snacks and souvenirs

Large gardens that are shaded.

They do have a dress code but don't worry they will have a traditional Thai type sarong that they give you and help put on. The Thais found it amusing to see a Farang with traditional wear on - as usual with Thai people its all in good faith.

There are shops on the outside of the site selling food and drinks- we had some food at the one next to the old gas station and all of the food was good.We also bought some shopping bags and t-shirts right next to tje restaurant .

All the people were pleasant inside the compound and out.
Written January 12, 2020
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Dominique B
Hua Hin, Thailand16 contributions
Very nice and quiet place
Feb 2019 • Friends
That place is one of the most beautiful place that you must visit and cannot miss it during your stay in Hua Hin...
It's very clean and very very well maintened .
Everything lokk nice and so authentic as a colonnial style...
Written January 10, 2020
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almostkevin
Beijing, China3 contributions
Palace and palace grounds closed for renovations except on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were informed by our hotel that there were some renovations going on, but the palace grounds and some buildings were accessible. After spending an exorbitant amount for a driver from Hua Hin to the palace (1000 Baht—there are no fixed prices for transportation here, and one constantly feel cheated and taken advantage of), we were informed at the ticket counter that only the walk to the external tea house, the tea house itself, and part of the beach were accessible, except on Tuesdays and Thursdays, when only the first floor of the palace and the palace grounds are accessible—the entire second floor is “closed for renovations. No mention of this in any guide or online. Our (upscale) hotel also did not inform us of these restrictions, but only that it is closed on Wednesdays. As it is Sunday, we did not expect this. Since visiting this palace was one of the main reasons we also came to Hua Hin during our holidays, we were quite disappointed. At least the tea room was open....
Written December 29, 2019
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stevewooly2017
Oxenford, Australia86 contributions
undergoing refurbishment
Dec 2019 • Solo
rode all the way there to find it was undergoing refurbishment and couldn't view the whole palace but still wanted to charge me 30baht for entry so I declined and left
Written December 6, 2019
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E-star Leung
7 contributions
Very Strict Regulations
Dec 2019 • Couples
Before you go, something very important to keep in mind about taking photos and related behavior. If you have kids or if you like to travel with dolls or plush toys, make sure NOT to take ANY pictures with the toys once you’ve entered the palace gate.

We learned it the hard way, we brought plush toys and took pictures with them. We had a great time until the staff saw us. The lady asked us to delete the last few photos on the spot. She didn’t do a very good job explaining why she’s asking us to delete our pictures. We didn’t understand and I feel that both sides were offended. They stopped us AGAIN at the gate to ask us to show them our phones and camera, and to delete ALL photos with toys. They don’t even allow the key chain or bag accessory kinds of plush toys that some may hang on their backpacks. We kept asking and finally the lady said it’s impolite. We had no idea that know it was disrespectful (to the royal family?). They were very strict about it. We stood there for an entire ten minutes going through everything. They double checked and triple checked, zooming in to every photo we took. They even asked us to delete photos of us jumping.

So my guess is that we’re expected to behave VERY solemnly, no toys, no jumping. And I’m guessing we are to behave as we would when visiting a monastery or a church, not to appear like we’re having fun. The thing is, we are not aware of ANY of these “rules” until after we have unintentionally violated them. No one had told us anything about this. If they had warned us beforehand at the entrance, we wouldn’t have taken these pictures.

My advice is to NOT bring ANY toys into the palace area, or at least not let them see that you have. Or else, it’s highly likely that they will stop you to check all your photos. I believe this is a very important piece of information to share here in order to avoid any unexpected misunderstanding and unpleasant cultural shock.

I’m rating this place a 4 star because of the wonderful ocean view, the amazing historical architecture and the gorgeous gardens, but am taking out the last star for the unpleasant experience with the pictures.
Written December 1, 2019
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KL1234_12
Taipei, Taiwan107 contributions
A Quiet Palace Near Town
Nov 2019
We took a tuk-tuk to get there in 30 minutes from Hua Hin. The area is large and quiet.
Very well kept and clean. Many old trees and the garden was beautiful. Beautiful coastline, which was especially designed and worked by the Navy. In some places we have to take off the shoes, and we were not allowed to go upstairs because of the on-going renovation.
Written November 30, 2019
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