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Address: Phetchaburi, Thailand

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A curious and quiet palace

If you visit Khao Wang in Phetchaburi, you can see this palace. It receives just a fraction of the visitors that Khao Wang does. It was built in a European style by a German... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2012
Singapore, Singapore
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The armed military police waved us through the entrance into the army base, the former palace was set in beautiful landscaped gardens. Ticket THB 50 to enter a deserted building designed by a German architect with informative panels giving the history of the building. The building was virtually devoid of furniture with tiles and decorations which were not our taste.

Thank Joel43_12
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The palace itself is a beautiful place from the outside and is being secured by a few armed guards. It is a beautiful thing to see in petchaburi, but the inside is nearly empty and poorly maintained. Only a few interior attributes are shown inside the building.

Thank Leon v
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59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

One of the 3 famous palaces located in the province, this one represents the combined efforts of Rama V & Rama VI to create a lot European style palace. The design is interesting - German with Italian marble, impressive chandeliers & Chinese tile. And really pretty gardens. It is pretty deserted - lacking both furniture & people. It seems to... More 

Thank James C
Hereford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Loved this German influenced white elephant of a building. On an army base, security have to let you pass. Must dismount from bike! Ticket 50bht from booth by east side of palace. Near refreshment kiosk. We had the whole palace to ourselves for the whole time we were in it. Free to go everywhere, all rooms. No staff in the... More 

Thank Paul B
Phetchaburi, Thailand
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

The Palace looks good from the outside...particularly the surroundings. But inside there's nothing to see but photos and a few stuffs.It's better to have picnic outside, do some activities.

1 Thank Zepth
Chaiyaphum, Chaiyaphum, Thailand
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113 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,089 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

Phra Ram Ratchaniwet (Ban Puen Palace) is a palace which King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) graciously built Ban Puen in 1910 funded out of his own coffers. Ban Puen Palace is located at Ban Puen sub-district of Muang District in Phetchburi about 2 hours drive south of Bangkok and an hour north of Hua Hin. The Palace is located inside... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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804 reviews
480 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

Not for me one of the best attractions in Phetchaburi but maybe worth a quick look. I walked all the way from the town centre and not sure it was really worth it. You cannot go in so you are left with just admiring it from the outside and maybe sit for a while in the nice grounds before heading... More 

Thank Dorsetbruce
Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

It is one of the beautiful palace in Thailand. This palace is locate in the army area but open for every tourist to visit. It was built in european style. The atmosphere around the villa is very calmful and peaceful.

1 Thank kangfoo
Phetchaburi, Thailand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

Phra Ram Ratchaniwet, normally the local people call Wang Ban Peun , this palace is so beautiful on the bank of Phetchaburi river and run by the army, situated not far from the center The building is in European style on the nice landscape,

1 Thank Nittayasangg
Singapore, Singapore
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79 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

If you visit Khao Wang in Phetchaburi, you can see this palace. It receives just a fraction of the visitors that Khao Wang does. It was built in a European style by a German architect which gives you some insight into King Rama V's thinking at the time. It has a certain charm and elegance. We were the only visitors... More 

3 Thank JPHStVincent

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