Chitralada Royal Villa

Orientation & Geography

Asia, Thailand, Bangkok

Chitralada Palace (Thai: พระตำหนักจิตรลดารโหฐาน) is the Bangkok residence of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) and Queen Sirikit. King Bhumibol was the first king in the Chakri dynasty to live in the Chitralda Palace. He moved there after the death of his older brother, King Rama VIII in the Grand Palace. The palace grounds, 4 square kilometers surrounded by a moat and Palace Guards, also contain the Chitralada School, initially established for the children of the royal family. The school is, perhaps, the most exclusive school in Thailand.