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The Phaya Thai Palace was built by King Rama VI, who lived here from 1919 for the last years of his reign.
The Phaya Thai Palace was built by King Rama VI, who lived here from 1919 for the last years of his reign. After his death, the palace turned into one of the most luxurious hotels in Southeast Asia, a radio station and a military hospital. The palace is worth seeing, as there is a lot to take in. The most important building, the Phiman Chakri Hall, is made in a beautiful Art Nouveau style with silk wallpapers and ornate murals. Every Saturday, volunteers give two free guided tours through the palace that take about two hours. Technically it is also possible to visit the palace on weekdays, but you must call ahead to make an appointment and pay 500 baht.
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