This was once a royal retreat for some of the past Kings of Thailand and their consorts. It is made a wood and borders the sea. If you love to see how the Kings used to live during their holidays, this is the place to go - while the palace is more or less empty with little furniture left, it does explain what some rooms used to be. For example, it was one of the first places to be electrified and have running water, and it's interesting to see the amenities such as bathrooms and switches from yester-century, still marked with their place of production in London.
You need to pay to get in, as well as rent a sarang if you're not wearing appropriate attire - this is standard procedure when visiting Royal properties in the Kingdom. Shoes also need to be taken off.
It is a large compound taking approximately 30-40 minutes to cover both the grounds and the palace itself. Note that no photography is allowed in the palace itself and this is strictly enforced at the moment.
When I visited, renovations were on-going and so the grand hall as well as parts of the palace were off-limits.
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