We all know Thailand as a country which celebrates its culture in every form. But who would have guessed its affinity for the West? Phra Ram Ratchaniwet (พระรามราชนิเวศน์) is the standing example to the point. Originally known as “Wang Ban Puen”, this European style castle was constructed in the early 19th century to serve as a rainy season palace for King Rama V. This glamorous building with its Western architecture and wonderful interior design looks quite unique on the Asian countryside.
The Phra Ram Ratchaniwet, which took nearly a decade to be constructed, used to offer hospitality and accommodate royal visitors from all around the world, during the rule of King Rama VI. Later it was utilized by schools and educational institutes. Finally it became the Royal Thai Army Campus and was renovated to its present form in the late 1980s. Soon you can expect to see the Phra Ram Ratchaniwet as a museum displaying the Royal History.
Visit this attraction on our Thailand Royal Coast Experience tour.