Mrigadayavan Palace was the seaside retreat of His Majesty King Vajiravudh or King Rama VI, who ruled Siam from 1910 to 1925.
It consists of 16 teak buildings connected by balconies and corridors, and 23 staircases, built in a manner combining the Thai method of elevating buildings on pillars and Western style and detail. The Palace was built to have excellent ventilation, such as using casement windows and leaving space between the hip roof (panya in Thai) and the high ceiling for ventilation. The roof is covered by rhombus tiles, which keep out sunlight and rain. The niches at the base of the 1080 pillars are meant to be filled with water to keep out ants.
The Palace is made up of 3 main groups of buildings: Samosorn Sevakamart, Samutphiman Outer Court (Men’s Quarters), and Pisansakorn Inner Court (Women’s Quarters).
Currently, the Palace is on its second restoration project, which aims to restore the palace grounds, and the surrounding coastal vegetation, anticipated to end in time for the Palace’s 100th year anniversary in 2024. The project also aims to develop the landscape of the Palace to meet the requirements of the 1924 Government Gazette, which states that 2,200 rais (3.52km2) of palace ground should be conserved for forest and animal protection.
As a result of this restoration, access to the buildings may not be allowed (this being the reason that it does not feature as one of our Guided Tours). Nevertheless, a strict dress code is in place where legs and shoulders must be covered.
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