Monday, May 28, 2007

The Old Palace Grounds : Chonburi

The Old Palace Grounds
are in a verdant area by the sea. Built during the reign of King Rama the fifth, the palace was once a hospice of royal princes and princesses to recuperate after their illnesses. Several ponds, which are still in good condition, are found in the palace garden.

These ponds were bestowed with beautiful names, such as Atsadang and Phitphlen ponds. There are also two temples built at the behest of King Rama the Fifth: with a European style ordination hall and pagoda, situated on the topmost part of the hill and Wat Atsadang NimitWat Chuthathip Rajathammasupha situated in the Bhanuransi Village area in the northern part of the island.

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