Maruekhathaiyawan Palace – Teak Seaside Summer Palace of King Rama VI
The seaside resort town of Huahin actually has a lot more culture to offer than its beaches. For more than a century, Huahin has been the preferred place for a seaside retreat of Thai royalties. The current King officially resides in Huahin and previous Kings also had palaces there. Maruekhathaiyawan was one of the palaces. Built during the early 20th century as a seaside summer palace for King Rama VI, the palace embodies the architecture of the time. The entire palace has been made from teak and the entire structure sits on stilts like traditional Thai houses.
Foreign tourists might not know about this palace for it is hidden away inside King Rama VI army camp and it is actually open for the public. People can go up to the second floor and see all the rooms but photography is strictly prohibited.