Chatchawan Wiang Chai, Summer Royal Palace - circa 1860 - in Phetchaburi. Build for King Maha Mongkut, who was the monarch depicted by Yul Brynner in 'King and I'

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Phra Nakhon Khiri, (which I call Monkey Mountain), is a really nice historical site, with beautiful mountain-top Wat and palace. From the hill there beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Not on any major tourist path, so you can enjoy still some peace and quiet. I was the only tourist and human being there that day. Only monkeys were my companions. Going up, the steep hill, you will work up sweat, but there was a slight breeze on top to cool you down.

Phra Nakhon Khiri (Holy City Hill), is a historical park. Thailand, but locals know it better as Khao Wang, meaning hill with palace. The palace was built as a summer residence by King Maha Mongkut and was completed in 1860.

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 of Chatchawan Wiang Chai.

The monkeys can be a nuisance as one French guy in my guesthouse experienced next day, as they ripped his cushioned motorcycle seat to pieces.

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James McKinna on February 17, 2013

Nice capture with the monkey in the frame. L


Filipunes on February 17, 2013

Nice capture

L 21

Frederic Baiges on February 17, 2013

Molt bona foto. Like

Salutacions cordials.

K. Peters on February 17, 2013

Hallo Tomas!

Schöner Ort - großartige Aufnahme!

Like 23

Danke für Deinen Besuch in meiner Galerie und den freundlichen Kommentar!

Viele Grüße aus Berlin!


Jabrus on February 17, 2013

Interesante lugar. Like. Gracias por la visita y comentarios. Buen dia.

mauro1968 on February 20, 2013

Bellissima composizione, meraviglioso scenario, LIKE 25! Sinceri saluti e sempre complimenti per la tua gallery, ciao MAURO :-)

Adem Dogan on February 23, 2013

Very class Work and Picture.. LIKE 26

Best Wishes. Adem Dogan

Бобан Армуш on February 26, 2013

Wonderful shot, very nice place... Like 28.

Greetings, Бобан

csiszerd on February 26, 2013

Amazing historical sites in the unruly monkeys! Like!

Greetings, Dezső

Bozor Magdi on February 26, 2013




Voar Alto on February 27, 2013

Nice shot. LK:Greetings,Eduardo.

Bruce Edwards on March 3, 2013

This is a very intriguing photo.

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on March 14, 2013

Some places in the world monkeys are well seeing with a special consideration. Here we can see one!--good capture--like 33--AnaM

Gori Bau on April 10, 2013

the monkey is part of the temple ... => LIKE => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio.

Elakramine on October 10, 2013

LIKE 35, for this beautiful photo !!!

Greetings, elakramine

Mauro50 on January 2, 2014

Many thanks Tomas for your visit and like

Nice view

Have a nice evening
Best regards. Mauro

Shain Paiment on January 13, 2014

excellent capture F+L

Fred Quader on January 25, 2014

L 38, looks very nice.

Antoine Jasser on March 4, 2014

Beautiful & colorful...
Beautifully composed & captured...
L 39

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  • Uploaded on February 13, 2013
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/04/26 16:28:09
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 5.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash