Tuesday, July 5, 2016

THAILAND ~ Khao Wang - Phetchaburi ~

...Beautiful historical place majestically situated on top of a hill...with matching Historical Park stamp...Thanks a lot Jobbo ~nice to hear from you!【ツ】~

Phra Nakhon Khiri is a historical park in Phetchaburi, located on a hill overlooking the city. The name Phra Nakhon Khiri means Holy City Hill, but locals know it better as Khao Wang, meaning mountain with palace.

The park consists of three building groups, located on the three peaks of the 92m high hill. On the western peak is the actual palace with adjoining structures. Some of the buildings are in classical Thai style, while others are influenced by European neo classical or Chinese style. The whole complex was built as a summer palace by King Mongkut. (1860)

The site was registered as a historical park on August 27, 1979, with two of the palace buildings now housing a branch of the Thai National museum.

Queen Sirkit
(Issued 12-08- 2013)

Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park
(Isssued 02-04-1989)

The 100th Anniversary of Ministry of the Interior

The 100th Anniversary of Thai State Railway
(Issued 26-03-1997)

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