The main building of the palace is a two-storey building, founded by Rama VI. The palace was the residence of Rama VI. The palace school, Chitralada School was founded in 1958 for the children of the Royal Family and palace staff. Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti is currently a pupil in the Chitralada School.
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 also the 'brand' of many products from the palace.