Mrigadayavan Palace, Cha-am

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Originally a royal residence designed by King Vajiravudh, today Mrigadayavan Palace remains famous for its 16 teak buildings with a Thai-Victorian architectural style. Explore the seaside complex's elevated walkways, supported by over 1,000 concrete pillars, and then check out the nearby nature trail leading through a mangrove swamp on wooden platforms. Keep in mind a dress code is enforced, so wear long pants or a skirt and a shirt with sleeves. Start your trip to Cha-am by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • September 30, 2017
    The entrance to the palace is only 30 baht per person. It is located within an ex-military base that is now opened for public access. When one gets into the palace grounds, one can turn to the left fo...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Very serene place. Unfortunately the palace is closed under the renovation and they staff can't tell when the palace will be open for public again. Nonetheless, one staff informed us upon leaving that...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    Nice place with big grounds. Kids were lent a sarong to wear by staff. Only disappointment was that the upstairs buildings were all closed for renovation although some visitors, not us, were given acc...  more »
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  • August 16, 2017
    Seaside palace it's kinda hot for me. The place is good for learning history abt King Rama VI. But the place that i would recommend at the Mrigadayavan is Tea Room get after noon tea set. Listen to old style Thai music. Enjoy Thai desserts. such a great pleasure.
  • July 14, 2017
    You can walk around the palace with proper outfit. If you don't have long trousers there is a place where you can rent one for free. The palace is next to the ocean and the architect is very elegant and beautiful But if you come under the big sun then you may have sweat alot.
  • July 29, 2017
    Still under renovation and it seems that it will be not competed before years. Short pant is not accepted for foreigners (need to cover legs with a sarong). It is not requested for Thai people. Interesting for a walk, but nothing's special.
  • July 17, 2017
    Summer palace of King Rama VI l. Built in 1924. The place in under refurbishment in 2017 and partly closed off.
  • November 1, 2016
    A beautiful garden and renovated buildings. Very quiet and peaceful. This place is a bit far, we book a van to go there (and other attractions), some people take cab there, not sure about public transport availability. Go there early, as it closed at 4pm. Free admission, but extra 30 baht to access more places and exhibits. We were late, so we just walk around the palace, the garden and site seeing. Proper attire, strictly no shorts, you have to cover your shoulders to knees. Sarong provided outside of the entrance.

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Cha-am generally has two types of accommodations: midrange or luxury short-term rental apartments complete with kitchens and other amenities, and beachside hotels more suited to the budget-conscious visitor. Head here on weekdays to get better deals on both apartments and hotels. Alternatively, arrange to stay at one of the numerous guesthouses and homestays along the beach road, as well as a little farther out of town.
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