BKK first : 1930 > Within the palace, the Walkun Thepayasathan building housed Thailand’s first radio station. In 2007 it was commended as a significant place for Thai communication as part of UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.
Phya Thai Palace Inside Phramongkutklao Hospital Rajavithi Road,BTS Victory Monument 09.30-17.00 Sat ( 2 guided tours: 09.30 & 13.30) Grounds open all week 02-354-7987,02-3547732 ext. 93646,93694 phyathaipalace.info/Phya_Thai_Palace Free
………Although it also once served as the obscure ‘Dusit Thani’ a miniature model city intending to train Thais on how a democracy should operate – this palace is more typically visited because it was King Rama Vl’s elaborate royal residence. Certain areas are lacking (due to an ongoing restoration process) but the arrangement of the buildings still astound due to the variety of architectural styles present. Those who visit the palace are likely to be particularly impressed by the frescoes inside Phiman Chakri Throne Hall, the unique fleches and the large number of art nouveau paintings. Visitors will also get an opportunity to feel like monarch if they listen to the classical music concerts held at Thewarat Sapharom Hall-check the website for schedule.
Varadis Palace Museum & Damrong Rajanubhap Library
Stories that began in this palace created a valuable record for Thailand. Imagine Prince Damrong Rajanubhap known as the father lf Thai history entertaining his friends and relatives in this beautiful house designed by German architect Karl Siegfried Dohring. Here he’d sit on the floor and enthusiastically retell the significant facts and legends about Thai people.
Damrong ajanubhab Library 8.30 – 16.30 Mon – Fri 0-2282-9110, 0-2281-7577 princedamronglib.org The Prince lived in times of great transition and, while helping to clarify his nation’s past, he also educated his countrymen on the relevance l the present. Using his experience as a seasoned traveller he helped many royals (who were planning to travel abroad) learn about Western table manners and culture. A man of letters. Maybe you can envision him working in his library; a building that still houses his prolific collection of scholarly textbooks and rare documents.
Royal View Resort is Located near Phyathai Palace just 10 min. walk from the hotel. Therefore, this is very close sightseeing in Bangkok.
References: We Love Bangkok! book
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