The exquisite Phya Thai Palace now opens to the public at the main Phiman Chakri Hall, also the site of the ‘Forever in Our Hearts’ exhibition. Poignant and informative, it comprises an extensive collection of the life story of the late and beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It was part of the multi-faceted series of exhibitions of the Royal Cremation Ceremony last year. Now, those who missed this invaluable presentation can visit Phya Thai Palace and walk through the comprehensive series packed with information about the King’s lifetime of comprehensive works and showcase of ancient Thai traditions.
Phaya Thai Palace itself is a very beautiful historical value. Once a personal experimental farming plot of King Rama V, the space was later turned into the palace for King Rama VI. Towards the end of his reign, King Rama VI turned his palace into a luxurious. When Thailand went through the 1932 constitutional changes, the palace was used by the Bangkok military medical division and later became King Mongkut Memorial Hospital.
Phya Thai Palace Conservation Foundation, Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok, phyathaipalace.org +66 (0) 2354 7987, (0) 2354 7732