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Mrigadayavan Palace Cha Am

Mrigadayavan Palace can be translated as The Palace of Love and Hope. Completed in 1924, this summer palace was built by King Rama VI as a summer getaway.

It is located on Bang Kra beach between Cha Am and Hua Hin. It is confusingly also referred to as the Phra Ratchaniwet Marukhathayawan Palace.

The Mrigadayavan Palace summer palace of King Rama VI is steeped in history and is an impressively imposing site, glowing amidst the sands on the beach. The one and two-storey buildings are constructed of prime golden teak and interlinked by covered boardwalks, all raised high above the ground on stilts.

Along with the high, tiled roofs and tall, shuttered windows, this Thai-Victorian design allowed them to catch the breeze from all directions.

The palace is divided into 3 usage areas. The first as you enter is the audience hall for business and entertainment, then you enter the men's quarters, including the King's personal rooms, and finally the ladies quarters. Two very long corridors lead off from the main building to two beach pavilions, one for the King and one for the ladies.

Important Information

Dress restrictions apply - so no shorts, short skirts or totally sleeveless T-shirts are allowed. Sarongs and T-shirts are available for those who turn up wearing any of the above just before you enter the building. Also no shoes are allowed to be worn, but you are given a bag to carry them around with you, so you can put them on again when exiting the building at the other end.

The Palace is closed on Wednesdays.

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Lunch in a Thai Restaurant

Thai food has a range of tastes to suit all pallets so please don't make the mistake of thinking that all Thai food is spicy. Some dishes are very spicy but there are many which are not spicy at all. Rather, they are a wonderful combination of sweet and sour.

Thai dishes are normally shared by all.
Thai Cuisine is well-known for being hot and spicy and for its balance of the five fundamental flavors in the overall meal - hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty, and bitter.

Thai food has four regional cuisines corresponding to the four main regions of the country: Northern, Northeastern (or Isan), Central, and Southern, each cuisine featuring locally grown food.

Southern curries, for example, tend to contain coconut milk and fresh turmeric, while northeastern dishes often include lime juice. The cuisine of Isan is heavily influenced by Laos.

Many popular dishes eaten in Thailand were originally Chinese dishes which were introduced to Thailand mainly by Teochew people who make up the majority of the Thai Chinese. Such dishes include Jok, Kway teow Rad Na, Khao Kha Moo and Khao Mun Gai.

Thai food is known for its enthusiastic use of fresh rather than dried herbs and spices as well as fish sauce.

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Cha Am Beach

Cha Am is located 160 kilometers south of Bangkok on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand and is the kingdom's longest white sand beach.

It is in the province of Phetchaburi which is well known for its splendid historical park, ancient temples and a great variety of local fresh seafood.

Once a low-key fishing village, Cha Am has grown in popularity, particularly with local Thais who yearn for a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.

The majority of the local residents are engaged in agricultural activities including rice, upland crops, orchards, palm sugar production, animal husbandry and both sea & fresh water fisheries.

Cha Am is mainly known for its fresh seafood, so eating and drinking in a relaxing seaside environment is the main draw for the locals.

The summer palace of King Rama VI called Phra Ratchaniwet Marukhathayawan is nearby. It consists of a series of teak residences on stilts, linked by covered walkways.

Kaeng Krachan National Park is near to Cha Am and has a variety of lakes, waterfalls, caves and cliffs. This is the largest national park in the country and is a haven for nature lovers.

Important Information

On Wednesdays the Phra Ratchaniwet Marukhathayawan summer palace is closed.

Also, there are no deck chairs allowed on the beach at Cha Am on Wednesdays.

Cha Am Beach and Summer Palace Tour  (Code:1113)

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This tour is not designed for cruise ship passengers. Exclusive cruise ship tours are available from Klong Toey Port and Laem Chabang Port.

Cha Am boasts Thailand's longest beach and its proximity to Bangkok means that you can be there, lazing on a deck chair, within a couple of hours. Between Cha Am and Hua Hin is the Summer Palace of King Rama VI. The palace is made entirely from teak.

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Tour Programme

08:00 - Pick up from your hotel

We'll pick you up from your hotel. Please wait in the lobby.

10:00 - Mrigadayavan Palace

This is the summer palace used by King Rama VI. The palace consists of a series of one and two floor units on stilts, linked by covered walkways. The whole structure is made of teak, with shuttered windows and tiled roofs. More... Read More >

12:00 - Lunch in Thai Restaurant

Enjoy a leisurely lunch in a Thai restaurant right opposite the main beach at Cha Am. Read More >

13:00 - Afternoon at the Beach

Cha Am has the longest beach in Thailand and it's relatively quiet if you go during the week. On the weekends it's a popular place for Bangkokians to relax.Read More >

16:30 - Return to Bangkok

You can relax as you driver takes you back to Bangkok.

18:30 - Arrive back at your hotel.

Expect to be back at your hotel around 6:30pm depending on the traffic.

Important Information

Cha Am beach does not allow and vendors or deck chairs on Mondays. Also, the Summer Palace is closed on Wednesdays.