Renovated “Red Palace” turns 96 in grand style

Renovated "Red Palace" turns 96 in grand style - The Nation, October 18, 2004
Ladawan Palace, the gem of the Crown Property Bureau, last week celebrated its 96th anniversary after years of being caught in the ups and downs of modern Thai history and following a period of renovation these past 10 years...
The two-storey building appears to be an amalgam of Victorian and Italian-villa styles. It was built between 1906 and 1908 by royal order of King Rama V to be the residence of one his sons, Prince Yugala Dighambara. The prince married Princess Chalermkhetra Mangala Bhanubandhu, and together they raised three sons...
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