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Phra Ramrajnivet Palace Petchaburi

Phra Ramrajnivet Palace or Ban Puen Palace was built by King Rama V in European style at Ban Puen village by the Phetchaburi river in 1910 to be his retreat in the rainy season.

It was a model of the summer palace of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, built in a mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau style.

Originally called "Wang Ban Pun", the palace is situated to the south of the town.

The construction began in 1909 at the command of King Rama V to be his rainy season palace.

A German architect, Mr. Karl Deurring designed the palace, while Admiral HRH Prince Boriphat of Nakhonsawan and HRH Prince Damrong supervised the construction.

The construction was completed in 1916 in the reign of King Rama VI.

The palace was used to welcome and accommodate state visitors during the reign of King Rama VI.

Nowadays, the palace is on the grounds of the local Army Base, and there are restrictions regarding entry because of this.

The trees in front of the palace are remarkable and worth having a wander through, just so you can find where the roots begin and end!

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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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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.

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Kaeng Krachan National Park

Kaeng Krachan National Park, in Petchaburi Province, is the largest national park in Thailand covering an area of 2,915 sq kms. It has a variety of natural charms, such as lakes, waterfalls, caves, cliffs .

Over 400 species of birds and 57 mammals have been found within the Park boundaries.

Kaeng Krachan nestles on the western brink of the country, four-hours drive from Bangkok. It is a wilderness unparalleled for its rich diversity of birds, large mammals and flora and is part of a continuous forest complex covering 30,000 sq km of land spanning the border with Myanmar. The park lies at the junction of biogeographic zones so biodiversity in the area is a mix of Indo-Burmese and Malaysian forms.

Larger mammals include elephant, gaur, sambar deer, banteng, serow, and bear, indo-chinese tiger, leopard, both common and Feas muntjac. Malayan tapir, white-handed gibbon, dusky and banded langurs, Asian wild dog, otter, and wild boar. Among the birds recorded in the park are six species of hornbills, red junglefowl, both Kalij pheasant and grey peacock-pheasant, woolly-necked stork, black eagle, and many species of songbirds, woodpeckers and other forest birds.

Important Information

In rainy season, the national park will be closed Ban Krang and Panoen Thung area from August to October every year for visitors safety and forest recovery.

Cha Am-Kaeng Krachan National Park Two Day Tour (Code:2101)

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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.

Day One will feature the Summer Palace of King Rama VI which is made entirely from teak and the beautiful Cha Am beach. We'll stay overnight in a beach front hotel. Day Two will be spent at Kaeng Krachan National Park including a boat ride across the lake to the little known monk's island.

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Tour Programme

08:00 - Day 1 Departs.

08:00 - Pick-up from your hotel

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

10:00 - Petchaburi Palace of King Rama V

First stop will be in the town of Petchaburi where you can see the rainy season palace built by King Rama V. It was a model of the summer palace of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, built in a mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau style.Read More >

12:00 - Lunch in a Thai Restaurant

Enjoy lunch in a Thai restaurant right opposite the main beach at Cha Am.

13:30 - Mrigadayavan Palace of King Rama VI

This is the seaside 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.Read More >

16:00 - Check in the Hotel at Cha Am Beach

Once you have checked-in to your hotel you're free to wander along the longest beach in Thailand, swim or just relax in a deck chair. Read More >

19:00 - Dinner in Seaside Restaurant

You'll be able to end the day with a relaxing dinner beside the sea.

08:30 - Day 2 Departs.

08:30 - Depart for Kaeng Krachan National Park

After breakfast we'll leave for the National Park at Kaeng Krachan.

09:30 - Kaeng Krachan National Park Visitors Centre

We'll stop at the visitors centre so you can see where you are. This is a good place for a snack before going on the boat.Read More >

10:00 - Boat Trip to Monk's Island

The man-mad dam here caused local farmland to be flooded and created a new island which has become home to a small group of hermit monks. You can walk the track around the base of the island and visit the temple at the top of the hill.

13:30 - Lunch overlooking the Lake

Late lunch will be enjoyed at a Thai restaurant overlooking the lake

14:30 - Nature Trail in the Park

We'll take the short nature trail and hopefully see some of the birds for which this park is famous.

16:00 - Depart for Bangkok

It's time to return to the city so sit back and relax while the drive takes you back to Bangkok.

18:00 - Arrive at your Hotel

You can expect to be back at your hotel about 6:00pm depending on the traffic.

Important Information

Cha Am beach does not allow and vendors or deck chairs on Wednesdays.

Also, the Summer Palace is closed on Wednesdays.

To preserve the integrity of wildlife habitats, off-the-road vehicle access is prohibited.

To preserve crocodile habitat, rafting is no longer permitted from K.U. Camp to Bong Luk.

In the rainy season the national park will be closed in the Ban Krang and Panoen Thung areas from August to October every year for visitors safety and forest recovery.