The Bang Pa-In (Summer) Palace is near the old capitol of Ayuttya about 60km north of Bangkok. Although royal residencies from the island are known from at least the 1632, the present-day royal palace dates from the reign of King Chulalongkorn (1868-1910), when most of the buildings standing today were constructed between 1872-1889.
Today the palace is used occasionally by Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) and Queen Sirikit as a residence and for holding receptions and banquets.
The main building in this scene is the Phra Thinang Aisawan Thiphya-Art, a Thai-style pavilion with four porches and a spired roof built by King Chulalongkorn in the middle of an outer pond in 1876. It is a copy of the Phra Thinang Aphonphimok Prasat in the Grand Palace, which was built by his father, King Mongkut, as a pavilion for changing regalia before mounting a palanquin. King Chulalongkorn named this building Aisawan Thiphya-Art after King Prasat Tong's original pavilion. This pavilion now houses a bronze statue of King Chulalongkorn in the uniform of a Field Marshal which was placed by his son King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). The smaller building on the left is known as Gra Jom Tae, but I could not find any information on its significance.
Reference: The Bang Pa-In website
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BeBeHooker (0) 2009-10-08 3:08
Fantastic architecture, nice reflection, beautiful colors. Original image.
sacavem (18620) 2009-10-08 3:45
This is a very nice architecture. I like the way you made the building looks so long, and that takes your eyes thru the building.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-10-08 6:19
Nice angle approach presenting the palace off centered, the reflected looks a bit dark but it complements well the real part
have a nice day JY
Graal (103034) 2009-10-08 8:36
beautiful palace, nice sight. Good POV and composition with the reflections in water. I like it. An interesting note and link also.
bosskokoss (2272) 2009-10-08 9:15
Hello Chris. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. That's a beautiful and pleasant picture! Regards Piotr.
Nicou (145264) 2009-10-08 11:12
quel merveilleux temple avec son reflet, quel calme sur le plan d'eau,c es couleurs merveilleux, grandiose image.
Bravo et amitié
HimalAnda (10669) 2009-10-08 22:31
Even if the top of the tree is cut, I like the composition. The reflection of the temple in the water is quite good, and the colors of the temple are beautiful.
testmaniac (13508) 2009-10-09 0:26
Hi Chris, good composed photo and nice reflection! Wonderful place no doubt!
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-10-09 1:50
Wonderful colours in this fine picture of the Bang Pa-In Palace.
Very well framed, nice reflections and contrast
Have a nice evening
alibasarir (15580) 2009-10-09 2:33
özellikle yansımalar harika görünüyor.renkler detaylar ve ışık nefis.çok güzel bir bakış açısı olmuş elinize sağlık.
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6788)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 18-50 1:3,5-5,6 DC, ISO 400, Hoya Cir. Polarizer 58 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/350 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My shots from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-08 2:59