Fodor's Expert Review Chitralada Palace
All Thai kings since Rama V have resided at this sprawling palace compound, where the residential part of the property is sometimes referred to as Chitralada Royal Villa. Although it's closed to the public, the surrounding walls and moat are a lovely sight, especially when lighted to celebrate royal-related holidays. The extensive grounds shelter a small herd of royal white elephants and a farm established by the late Rama IX, although these can't be seen from outside. A small, beautifully designed train station reserved for royal use can be seen along the rail line parallel to Kamphaeng Phet 5 Road.