This is the main attraction of the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, the majestic Phra Thinang Wehart Chamrun (Royal residence of heavenly light). This Chinese-style two-storey mansion was built by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and presented to King Chulalongkorn in 1889.
The Palace is near the old capitol of Ayutthaya 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. The building styles within the palace compound reflect the King’s interest in architecture with European, Chines and Thai styles all being represented.
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.
Reference: The Bang Pa-In website
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mkgoyal2004 (837) 2009-10-15 3:19
This palace is looking like a monastery. In Thailand Buddhism is very popular and the effect of the same is on other buildings also. You have captured it nicely with mirror image. Excellent work. Congrats.
snunney (85703) 2009-10-15 3:45
A fine composition of this very attractive building. I like the framing from the surrounding greenery, which makes a pleasant contrast with the paler tones of the building. The lovely reflection is the icing on the cake. Very good colours and sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
asajernigan (21330) 2009-10-15 3:51
Nice shot of this colorful palace. The reflection is great creating depth and balance for the shot. The lighting and colors are fine and the photo has nice sharpness. The angle of the works well giving the shot depth and direction.
dta (68124) 2009-10-15 3:54
Hello Chris ,
A perfect reflection , superb colors and sharpness ; excellent framing .
This is a good presentation .
JanD (0) 2009-10-15 4:04
Very interesting palace, nice scenery, very fine mirror. Good shot.
BWJ (3064) 2009-10-15 5:09
This is a fabulous composition with rich color saturation and sharp details. The magnificent architectural style of the palace, curve of the surrounding lawn, reflections and the tall palm trees are perfectly harmonized. It is an exceedingly successful shot!
s_lush (16134) 2009-10-15 6:20
This is a really splendid palace. Your picture shows it in a very good way, in its full extend and with all architectural details. Excellent composition with the reflection, good light and colors! Great job!
Cretense (68691) 2009-10-15 9:29
Excellent architecture photo, impressive capture of this outstanding building! Great framing and composition, great perspective! Perfect light management, wonderful colours and amazing reflection! Congratulations!
ifege (10225) 2009-10-15 15:12
Great one Chris,
A superb building and your photo makes the most of it - good POV at the angle and an almost perfect reflection.
shevchenko (19541) 2009-10-18 19:27
Lovely tradditional style architecture, good pov to include reflection, very nice relaxing environment, informative note for study related history, thanks for sharing.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-10-23 4:39
Careful framing is balanced between the reflection, the temple and the sky. The light and clearness are excellent. Colors too. A beautiful work. Cheer.
Have a nice day
testmaniac (13508) 2009-10-24 21:39
Hi Chris,very nice architecture and good photo! I like the colors and reflectionss. Good job!
TFS and regards,
claudeD (33642) 2009-10-25 10:00
very fine composition with excellent fresh colors and amazing reflections in the water.I like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Muse (34942) 2009-10-27 2:55
Très belle architecture et de superbes reflets dans l'eau.
De très jolie couleurs et un ensemble parfaitement cadré.
- 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: 2009-10-15 3:01