A very short drive of 60 kilometers (40 miles) north of Bangkok along the banks of the Chaopraya River will bring you to Bang Pa In, summer palace of the kings of Thailand. The palace dates back to the seventeenth century, pre-dating the establishment of Bangkok as the capitol, although it did fall into disuse for a long period. All the buildings you see date from its revival by King Mongkut (Rama IV) in the nineteenth century. Today, the palace is only used infrequently, and then mostly for state occasions rather than as a royal summer residence.
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guld (1042) 2012-04-10 7:08
I went there twice and I have never seen this jewel!! Shame on me! It is a lovely palace and you have done it justice with your photo. Congratulations!
claudeD (33998) 2012-04-10 10:07
Very fine picture from Thailand with an excellent composition, colors and clarity. I like the reflections in the water very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Gigidusud (17055) 2012-04-10 10:41
Beautiful architectural composition with nice reflections.I like it!
jjcordier (77518) 2012-04-11 0:32
Tu as réalisé une très belle photo de ce superbe pavillon et de son reflet. Bon cadrage et très jolie lumière.
- Copyright: gee hoo (geehoo) (640)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VRII, B+W 72mm UV filter
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-10 6:22