Tuesday, 29 December 2009

King Narai's Palace

Built in 1666, King Narai's Palace was the home of Ayutthya ruler King Narai the Great. Lopburi, where the palace stands, was the second capital of the Ayutthya Kingdom. When the King died in 1688 both palace and capital were abandoned. It was closing time when friends and I arrived but staff allowed us a stroll on the outer grounds where most of the ruins are.

Palace Gate 1

Royal Storage

area near the outer gate

ruins opposite the preceding photo

MyWorld Tuesday is brought to you by Klaus, and the MyWorld Team members Wren, Sandy, Sylvia, Louis, Fishing Guy and Klaus


magiceye said...

they are all lovely images! thank you for the virtual tour of the palace.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful to see such an historic place. In the days of glory this would have been the place to be.

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Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures, Hazel! And what an interesting place. Would love to have a chance to visit there. Thanks for taking us along on the tour! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!


J Bar said...

Interesting ruins.
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bettyl said...

Those are some fabulous ruins and I'm so glad you shared them with us!

Thom said...

Okay when I become King of the World I've just found my new digs. LOL. Just beautiful. I'd live to see inside.

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely to see the grounds - looks really nice. Love the reflection in the last pic.

ladyfi said...

Magical ruins!

Carver said...

The outer grounds are amazing. I love ruins and this was such an interesting post. Happy New Year ahead!

Anya said...

History today :-)
Thanks for sharing your
BEAUTIFUL country !!