Chitralada Royal Villa
Chitralada Royal Villa (Thai: พระตำหนักจิตรลดารโหฐาน; RTGS: Chit Lada Raho-than) is a royal villa located within Dusit Palace. This villa was permanent-residence of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), the longest-serving monarch of Thailand and Queen Sirikit. 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. Chitralada Royal Villa has a Chitralada railway station which served for the royal family who lived in the villa. Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti was 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 Bhumibol Adulyadej was interested in agriculture and agricultural industries. Research centers 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. Archived from the original on 26 March 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.