A prominent attraction and landmark in Ayutthaya, the Chan Kasem Palace is located on the banks of the Pa Sak River, in the vicinity of the Hua Ro market. It is also known as "Wang Na" or "Front Palace" and comprises a number of buildings - the Plabphla Chaturamuk, Phiman Rataya Hall, Maha Thai, Phisai Sanlalak and the Sur Par Assembly Hall. The Plabphla Chaturamuk is a wooden pavilion found towards the north east of the palace and was the foundation of an ancient palace building. The Phiman Rataya Hall comprises four buildings that are located at the heart of the palace. The Maha Thai building was constructed under the reign of King Rama VI while the Phisai Sanlalak was built by King Rama IV and was an observatory. The Sur Par Assembly Hall measures 20 metres in length and is also worth a visit.
Tickets cost around 100 Baht
Open daily (except Mondays and Tuesdays) from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
Plabphla Chaturamuk, Phiman Rataya Hall, Maha Thai, Phisai Sanlalak, Sur Par Assembly Hall and the Royal horse stable
Muslim travellers who require prayer facilities near Chan Kasem Palace may visit some of the mosques in Ayutthaya during prayer times. Islamvattana is amongst some of the most prominent mosques in Ayutthaya and can be visited by Muslim travellers during prayer times.
Halal food near Chan Kasem Palace can be found at some of the Halal restaurants in Ayutthaya. Most of the popular Halal restaurants in Ayutthaya are located at the U-Thong Road towards the south of the island. Travellers may also choose to opt for vegetarian cuisine at some of the local restaurants in the area but it is recommended that you enquire about how food is prepared, prior to dining.