Thailand has many facets to offer it tourists such as the bargain shopping capital to an experience of culture like no other. When visiting here you are bound to form memories to last a lifetime. Among the hustle and bustle that the country offers, it also is home to a very rich and colourful past. Such is the Maruekatayawan Palace. A formal Thai royal residence, the Maruekatayawan Palace also known as the King Rama IV Palace is a major tourist attraction that is located in Hua Hin. The Maruekatayawan Palace was authorised by the king at the time to be used as a villa for holidays. The Maruekatayawan Palace is a construction of 16 teak buildings that are rested on concrete pillars. The beautiful palace was designed and its construction was overseen by an Italian architect, Ercole Manfred and was completed in the year of 1924.
The building’s board walk is known as the longest teak work in the world. This is the area that leads right into the beach. Due to this really long teak stretch, the Maruekatayawan Palace is also has the nickname as the ‘wooden palace.’ This place has a lot of history to it and is definitely worth a visit. Also known as the palace of love and hope, this popular attraction houses many meeting rooms which the king would retreat to. Since the building is only a few minutes away from the city, it is not a hassle to get here and you will not be sorry that you did.
When staying in the region of Hua Hin, do make a visit to the Santorini Park and the Swiss Sheep Farm for they too are definitely worth the time and energy. Visit this amazing place and get a glimpse into the lives of royalty and for a moment relive the splendour that surrounds it.
When staying in Hua Hin hotels check out the Anantara Hua Hin Thailand Resort which offers great amenities and is a great hotel Hua Hin has to offer. The Maruekatayawan Palace has now been restored to its original splendour and with all its breathtaking beauty is just waiting to be explored.
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