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“nice view and serene”

Klai Kang Won Palace
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Ranked #35 of 99 things to do in Hua Hin
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The palace is by the sea and it is a nice place for photoshooting. You can also rent a bicycle to ride inside the garden, i think it only cost 20baht for the renting fees. And make sure that you are wearing tops with sleeve + long pants / skirts before entering the palace. (Singlet, shorts not available)

3  Thank Qwen323
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The Royal Palace is out of sight and is not open to tourists. The King and Queen live in Hua Hin permanently. Its location could be missed entirely unless you look for the colorful flags and military guards on the ocean side along the main road a short distance north of down town.

2  Thank Brigit B
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

This was once a royal retreat for some of the past Kings of Thailand and their consorts. It is made a wood and borders the sea. If you love to see how the Kings used to live during their holidays, this is the place to go - while the palace is more or less empty with little furniture left, it does explain what some rooms used to be. For example, it was one of the first places to be electrified and have running water, and it's interesting to see the amenities such as bathrooms and switches from yester-century, still marked with their place of production in London.

You need to pay to get in, as well as rent a sarang if you're not wearing appropriate attire - this is standard procedure when visiting Royal properties in the Kingdom. Shoes also need to be taken off.

It is a large compound taking approximately 30-40 minutes to cover both the grounds and the palace itself. Note that no photography is allowed in the palace itself and this is strictly enforced at the moment.

When I visited, renovations were on-going and so the grand hall as well as parts of the palace were off-limits.

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

This should be on the tour but mercifully it isn't (although some days is can be busy with Thai coach parties). Pay the extra 40 baht and make sure you go upstairs. No air conditioning required here with sea breezes flowing through the rooms. Take the time to read the function of each room and its furnishings and build the picture of Royal Life in the 1920's. Above all there is a feeling of calm and peacefulness. When you exit the main complex and before you go past the ticket office, turn right and follow the paths round and into the Mangrove swamps (or else rent a bike or tandem). This area around the palace is also a wild life reserve and worth exploring - perferably on a bike which you can rent at the cafe.

2  Thank Chefwandy
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