Bhubing Palace

The Bhubing Palace is located on Doi Buak Ha, Muang District, Chiang Mai Province.  It is the royal winter residence in Chiang Mai where the Royal family stays during seasonal visits to the people in northern part of the country.  The palace is also the royal guesthouse for prominent State visitors from abroad.  In the past Their Majesties welcomed or granted royal audience to State visitors only in the capital of Bangkok.  Bhubing Palace was built in 1961.  The construction started initially with only the royal resident building and the guesthouse.  The other buildings were additionally built on later dates.

Phra Tamnak Bhubing Rajanives was built in northern Thai architectural style called “Reun Mu” (Group of Houses). The building sits on stilts.  The upper floor is the royal residential area while the ground floor houses the royal entourage.  The building master plan was designed by Prince Samaichalerm Kridagara while the building was designed by Mom Rachawongse Mitrarun Kasemsri.  The construction of the Palace was undertaken by the Crown Property Bureau, under the supervision of Prince Samaichalerm Kridagara, assisted by Mom Rachawongse Mitrarun Kasemsri and Mr.Pradit Yuwapukka.  General Luang Kampanath Saenyakorn, the Privy Councilor was assigned to lay foundation stones on 24 August 1961 at 10:49 hrs.

The Construction took 5 months to complete. The first rayal visitors to stay at the Palace were King Federick the Ninth and queen lngrid of Denmark on their royal visit to Thailand in January 1962.