AYUTTHAYA- 7- THE LAST FEW BUILDINGS AT BANG PA IN PALACE

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The guide reminds us to wind up, the ancient capital Ayuthaya is next on schedule and insisted we see two other landmarks before heading for the coach. After seeing some remarkable European style building at Bang Pa In Summer Palace, the ubiquitous red Chinese style mansion Phra Thinang is a must visit.

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This grand two storied palace is visually pleasing, with ornamental floor tiles (we had to remove footwear before entering), porcelain used exhaustively on the walls, balustrades, columns, all widespread. An ostentatious throne on the ground floor, an altar above is displayed and the distinctive maroon red, the royal colour in Chinese interior architecture is so prominently displayed.

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The observatory (HO THASUNA) close by is a tower for viewing the nearby countryside, also gives a bird’s eye view of Bang Pa In.

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