Bang Pa In Palace
Bang Pa In Palace
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  • Anco M
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom687 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Still great after 22 years
    The last time we visited Bang Pa-In Palace was 22 years ago. This time we were back with children and it is good to see this is still an excellent visit. Bang Pa-In Palace is the summer palace for the king with an interesting history, a very peaceful environment and an interesting mix of building styles. Dominated by European and Chinese style buildings, a guided tour provides an interesting insight into Thai history. Take the buggy ride (take your driving license) and do feed the fish and turtles. This provides a completely different setting to the centre of Bangkok but is very satisfying.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 7, 2023
  • RoverP
    Inverness, United Kingdom741 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A picture of serenity
    Absolutely beautiful. The buildings are lovely and set well apart on lakeside positions in serenely landscaped gardens. Unlike most of the sights we visited in South East Asia, the place was pretty quiet. Not a lot to see, but what there is is quite exquisite.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 7, 2024
  • Joe R
    Chicago, Illinois618 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful huge Royal palace
    This Royal palaces is a wonderful place to visit. I went with a klook tour and it was nice. Recommend to check this place out even in a tour like klook. Just remember there is dress code so no shorts.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 26, 2024
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Holiday-lah
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia986 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This is a beautiful palace built a couple of hundred years ago during King Rama 5/6. About 1.5 hr away from Bangkok on the way to Ayutthaya.

Need to wear clothing that covers the legs for both men and women... can buy “sarong” on-site for 100 Baht. A good place to visit for about 1-2 hours.
Written January 25, 2020
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Raj Blueheart
Kuantan, Malaysia172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
The Summer Palace. Many different types of architecture style can be found here in a vast park. I spotted a French colonial-styled observation tower, a Russian-styled mansion, a Victorian era house, a Chinese house painted a vivid red and embellished in gold and green finishings, and a stone temple. It is possible to walk around the park, although it can be tiring under the hot sun. Buggies are available for hire and you can drive them yourself, which will cost you around 400 bahts (an extra 100 baht if you want someone to drive it for you). It's very tranquil and majestic but be prepared for lots of walking.
Written February 26, 2020
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BarryC11
Cannock, UK260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited here as part of the TUI Ayutthaya Historical Park Tour. We were here at 9am before it got too crowded, and also before the midday hear.
Stunning surroundings, very picturesque. Those that know the story of Anna and the King/The King and I, will have heard of King Monghut and his son King Chulalongkorn, who were both instrumental in restoring this palace.
Please be aware that, for men, shorts need to be below the knee (so preferably trousers), for women skirts need to be below the knee, and shoulders need to be covered. They are very strict about this, and you can buy something from the onsite shop if you are not suitably attired.
Written February 2, 2020
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Bea Choi
Seoul, South Korea5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
When I visited Ayutthaya last March 2019, our first stop at Bang Pa – In Palace (Summer Palace). The complex was built around 17th century and is known as one of the finest examples of Thai architecture. The entire place is an easy stroll but when you're travelling to Thailand during summer time, I suggest to take an electric cart around the area, as it can be scorching hot.
Written January 18, 2021
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,901 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Arrived in Ayutthaya with our first stop at Bang Pa – In Palace (Summer Palace). The complex was built in the 17th century. it is used only occasionally today. Pavilion in the lake was built in 1876. Half round building was used by the king to get to parliament building. Today it is used for exhibitions. The observatory was built in 1881 and was used as a lookout tower. The Chinese style two-story mansion was built by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and presented to the king in 1889.
Very ornate. Beautiful, well manicured grounds.
Written April 9, 2020
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malcolmc812
melbourne, Australia24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
an hour was long enough to look at everything, no need for a cart if you can walk with ease. gardens well keep. viewed a large lizard sunning himself near lake. bring loose long pants to put over your shorts.
Written March 1, 2020
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Anco M
Aberdeen, UK687 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The last time we visited Bang Pa-In Palace was 22 years ago. This time we were back with children and it is good to see this is still an excellent visit. Bang Pa-In Palace is the summer palace for the king with an interesting history, a very peaceful environment and an interesting mix of building styles. Dominated by European and Chinese style buildings, a guided tour provides an interesting insight into Thai history. Take the buggy ride (take your driving license) and do feed the fish and turtles. This provides a completely different setting to the centre of Bangkok but is very satisfying.
Written August 7, 2023
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Samate
Helsinki, Finland96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Royal dress code, so no bare feet or knees. Just across the street is though a shop you can rent or buy decent ones. Golf car could be useful, but it is not too large area to walk either. Garde is beautiful and buildings represent different styles of architecture. Most of the buildings were closed and under reparation.
Written February 12, 2020
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RoverP
Inverness, UK741 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful. The buildings are lovely and set well apart on lakeside positions in serenely landscaped gardens. Unlike most of the sights we visited in South East Asia, the place was pretty quiet. Not a lot to see, but what there is is quite exquisite.
Written April 7, 2024
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Grace T
Manchester, UK132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited as part of a tour of Ayutthaya, so were here for about 90-120 minutes. It was absolutely massive and perfectly maintained. The whole place was truly stunning. We didn’t opt to use a golf cart and really enjoyed walking the grounds - we just about managed the whole main part of the gardens, but if you’re desperate to see everything, or not keen on being very hot and out of breath - I’d get one. Unmissable if you’re in the area.
Written September 4, 2020
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