“Royal Lives Refreshed at Klai Kangwon Palace”

Held between 14 December 2016 – 31 May 2017

At the Temporary exhibition room on first floor, the heritage building, King Prajadhipok Museum.

Previously called Klai Kangwon Garden by King Prajadhipok, the palace is now known as Klai Kangnow Palace. Building at H.M.’s expense as a gift to Queen Rambhai Barni, Klai Kangwon is a Spanish-style manor with some alterations to suit the Thai humid climate. It resembles a spacious house rather than a grand palace. Itthithepsan Kritakara was the architect responsible for its construction. The assumption of residence ceremony was held during 10-12 April 1929 at Phra Tamnak Piam Suk (Full of happiness residence). Apart from being the summer residence and the main office of the King, the palace was the site of many historical events. King Bhumibol, King Rama XI, continued the tradition and used the premises as his royal residence and testing grounds for his development projects to improve lives on the west coast.

The exhibition presented the story and displayed the following artefacts: King Prajadhipok’s private album at Klai Kangwon Palace, souvenirs of the assumption of house ceremony, a gold-glided wooden box with a cloud pattern, and souvenir tray inscribed with the seal of Klai Kangwon Palace.