Nov 24, 2011

The Palace of Princess Dara Rasamee and
Wat Pha Dara Pirom

See the location on Mae Rim Google Map

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One of the hidden treasures in Chiang Mai: The Dara Pirom Palace Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์พระตำหนักดาราภิรมย์, also Tamnak Daraphirom Museum) in Mae Rim. It lies inside the Dara Rasamee Military Camp. It has been built by Princess Dara Rasamee. She has been born in 1873 as daughter of the 7th Lord of Chiang Mai. During a visit in Bangkok she met King Chulalongkorn, who took her as one of his concubines in 1886. After the king had passed away she returned to Chiang Mai and built her residence: Phra Tamnak Darapirom (Darapirom Pavilion). She was also interested in farming and had a farm for experiments, called "Suan Jao Sabuy". She planted also roses, a pink one got the name Chulalongkorn. After she had died Chulalongkorn University purchased the palace.
During a renovation the outside and the inside of the palace were repainted in original colors. Also the garden was restored. Today in the museum you will see the living quarters, textiles, furnishings and musical instruments. The museum is open from 9am to 5 pm.

Read more about the Palace on and see a video

Nearby you will discover Wat Pa Dara Piron:

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Picture by marhas

Picture by marhas

Read more about Mae Rim:
The footprints of four Buddhas
Hotels and Resorts in Mae Rim แม่ริม: Holidays next to the ricefields and in the hills

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