Bang Pa-In Royal Palace is a complex of palaces, residences and pavilions dating from 1632. Set amidst vast gardens, the area was used as a retreat by Thai kings. Also known as the Summer Palace, most of the present buildings were constructed in Thai, Chinese, and Gothic styles between 1872 and 1889 by King Chulalongkorn.
Bang Pa-In is located on the Chao Phraya River in Ayutthaya Province, Thailand.
When in Bangkok, make time for a pleasant ride on a Chao Phraya cruise ship to Bang Pa-In and wander this beautiful, historic site.