|The palace was once the residence of H.R.H. Prince Baripatra
Sukhumbhand, the 33rd son of King Rama V. The construction
of the main building (or tamnak yai) was finished in 1906
before another building called tamnak somdet was built
to be the residence of his mother, H.M. Queen Sukhumala
Marasri. Different ages of building resulted in different
art styles of the whole palace. But they magically created
the stunning impression for the beholders.
After the political transformation in 1932, the prince
and his family moved to Bandung, Indonesia and Bang
Khunphrom palace was turned into the offices for
several organizations. Since 1992, the palace has
become the Bank of Thailand National Museum featuring
the prince’s life, the
history of the central bank and Thai and foreign currencies.
To admire the beauty of the palace, visitors are welcomed
with an advance booking over the telephone so that
the museum can arrange a tour guide for you.
||Tel. 0 2283 5286, 0 2283 6723
||No admission fee
Map : Rattanakosin Island
Related link : Bang Khunphrom Palace , A Palace Turned Museum