Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace is located in the southern part of Phetchaburi province within a military complex – but it is freely accessible.
Built in European art deco style designed by the German architect Karl Doering, originally known as “Wang Ban Puen”, the palace was constructed in the early 19th century to serve as a rainy season palace for King Rama V.
It is comprising a collection of golden teak buildings joined by a series of elevated walkways.
This glamorous building with its Western architecture and wonderful interior design looks quite unique on the Asian countryside. The place was used to welcome and accommodate state visitors during the reign of King Rama VI and is expected that this palace will be used as the Phetchaburi National Museum.