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Chankasem Palace


Type: Historical Interest

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If you want to take a break from the tour of temples take a look at the Chankasem Palace, originally built during the reign of King Maha Thammaraja, the 17th Ayutthayan monarch. destroyed in the 1767 attack, it remained a ruin until King Mongkut rebuilt it about 100 years later for his use during occasional visits to Ayutthaya. One of the attractions that used to bring the royal family here was the rounding up of the wild elephants. The large enclosure, the elephant kraal, is made up of massive teak logs and provides an unusual photo opportunity although the last use of the kraal for capturing elephants was in May 1903 during King Chulalongkorn’s reign.
Last updated January 5, 2008
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