As last post for this June, a bit of a special treat; During our Isaan trip, earlier this year in January we visited The King's Isaan Palace near Sakhon Nakhon. It took me a mere 5 months before I got around posting these pictures.
King Bhumibol or Rama IX, has a Palace in each part of the country, in the South there's a Palace near Prachuap Khirikhan. Pictured above is the entrance, the Palace is located near the start of a very beautiful drive through the mountains from Sakhon Nakhon to Korat also known as Nakhon Ratchasima.
Here's a view of the actual Palace, although it looks more like a massive villa, with all modern days luxury and commodities.
The actual palace is located in lush gardens and there are two main villa's next to each other, one for the HM King and one for his 2nd Daughter. The other residencies for the Queen and the other children are located in a different area, not too far away.
This pictures a kind of cat walk were parties are held and for instance private fashion shows are held.
A view at the rear of the main building.
Around the various buildings, details are very intricate, as this roof Kinnaree shows.
Beautiful handcrafted ornaments are displayed, like this magnificent Chinese style vase. This vase is about the same size as my at that time 5 year old daughter.
The place has also a big helicopter landing pad and is heavily armed and guarded by special army units and we were very lucky to be shown around a little bit off the 'beaten track'.
It was a very nice setting which I can highly recommend to visit if in the neighbourhood.