Royal residences of the Chakri Dynasty in Thailand include the Grand Palace, nineteen royal palaces (Thai: พระราชวัง, RTGS: phra ratcha wang; official residences of the king and uparaja stipulated as such by royal decree) and other palaces (วัง, wang) used by the king or other members of the royal family. The Bureau of the Royal Household administers and manages several current royal palaces. Historical palaces from earlier periods exist mainly in the ruins of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai. This page lists current and former royal residences, arranged by type of residence.
Bang Pa-in Palace, Ayutthaya (17th century, rebuilt 1872–89) – Occasional country residence of the king; generally open to the public.
Dusit Palace, Bangkok (1897–1901) – Commissioned by King Chulalongkorn as an alternative primary residence to the Grand Palace. Apart from Chitralada Villa, now serves mainly as a museum and in certain state functions.
Rear Palace (Phra Ratchawang Bowon Sathan Phimuk), Bangkok (built in the reign of King Rama I) – Residence of the "Rear Palace" or second vice king. It is now the site of Siriraj Hospital.
Nantha Utthayan Palace, Bangkok – Built in the reign of King Mongkut, its location is now occupied by the Royal Thai Navy.
Pathum Wan Palace (later known as Phetchabun Palace), Bangkok – Built in the reign of King Mongkut as a country residence; later given to Prince Chudadhuj Dharadilok. Its location is now the site of CentralWorld.
Saranrom Palace, Bangkok (construction began 1866) – Served as temporary residence for some princes and as lodging for royal guests. It is now the site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Saranrom Park.
Samut Prakan Palace, Samut Prakan (built in the reign of King Mongkut) – Was located opposite to Samut Prakan Station of the Paknam Railway; now demolished.
Chan Kasem Royal Palace, Ayutthaya (16th century) – The front palace of Ayutthaya, destroyed and abandoned following the Fall of Ayutthaya. Rebuilt and served as country residence for King Mongkut's travels to Ayutthaya; superseded by Bang Pa-in Palace and is now the site of Chan Kasem National Museum.
Burapha Phirom Palace, Bangkok – Rebuilt in 1875 to serve as the residence of Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse, the palace has since been demolished, and its former grounds are now a commercial area known as Wang Burapha.
Dara Phirom Palace, Chiang Mai – Residence of Princess Dara Rasmi after the death of King Chulalongkorn; now a museum managed by Chulalongkorn University
Windsor Palace, Bangkok – Built in the reign of King Chulalongkorn to serve as the residence of Crown Prince Vajirunhis. The palace became part of Chulalongkorn University after the prince's death; its former location is now the site of the National Stadium.
Chakrabongse Palace, Bangkok (1909–1910) – former residence of Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanath; now the site of Chakrabongse Villas, a private resort, and the headquarters of Green World Foundation and River Books
Chan Kasem Palace, Bangkok (1909–11) – Built as the residence of then-Crown Prince Vajiravudh, the prince succeeded his father before the palace's completion. It is now the site of the Ministry of Education.