Chitralada Royal Villa
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Chitralada Royal Villa (Thai: พระตำหนักจิตรลดารโหฐาน; rtgs: Chit Lada Raho-than) is a royal villa located within Dusit Palace. This villa was the unofficial permanent-residence of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) and Queen Sirikit. King Bhumibol was the first king in the Chakri dynasty to live in the Chitralda. He moved there after the death of his older brother, King Rama VIII in the Grand Palace. The palace grounds, which are surrounded by a moat and guarded by the royal guards, also contain the Chitralada School, initially established for the children of the royal family and palace staffs. Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti is a pupil in the Chitralada School. The school is considered the most exclusive in Thailand.
A dairy farm and factories were built as the King is interested in agriculture and agricultural industries. Research centres on agricultural products were also founded to provide training for farmers. "Chitralada" is used as the brandname for many products from the palace.
Visitors need to obtain a pass to enter.
- Wattana, Thawat. "The Royal Chitralada Projects Initiated by H.M. King Bhumibol". Thaiways. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
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