Phra Ram Ratchaniwet (Ban Puen Palace) is originally called “Wang Ban Puen“, the European style Palace is situated to the south of the town. The construction began in 1909 at the command of King Rama V to be his rainy season palace.
A German architect, Mr. Karl Deurring designed the palace, while Admiral HRH Prince Boriphat of Nakhonsawan and HRH Prince Damrong supervised the construction. The construction was completed in 1916 in the reign of King Rama VI. The place was used to welcome and accommodate state visitors during the reign of King Rama VI.
It has been commissioned to many institutes, it now becomes Petchaburi Historic and Arts Museum under the conservation by Thai Royal Army.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30 am.-4 pm., Saturday-Sunday 8.30 am.-4.30 pm. Admission: 50 baht.
Phra Ram Ratchaniwet (Ban Puen Palace)
Location: Khlong Kra Saeng, Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi 76000 Thailand