Maruekkhathayawan Palace ('Palace of Love and Hope') is not often visited by tourists but it is a rare treat for those who do. The palace was built of golden teak by King Rama VI in 1923. The building has been restored to its former glory and features spacious, airy rooms and halls that are naturally cool. Three sections of the building face the sea as destined by King Rama VI himself.
Maruekkhathayawan Palace features beautiful garden and architecture. The buildings are well maintained. With its royal resort atmosphere, visiting the site will give you a sense of relaxation. If you have the time, this is a great place to wander around.
Details: Maruekkhathayawan opens every day except Wednesday. Its operation hours are from 08.30 a.m. - 04.30 p.m.
How to get there: 14 kilometers from Hua Hin and 5 miles south of Cha-am, the palace is located at Kilometer 9 of Highway Number 4. It is easily accessible by public transport from both Hua Hin and Cha-am.