Governor's Residence


The two-storey Governor's Residence, with its balconies and wooden shutters, is a handsome legacy of the early 1900s. The interior is now open to the public and has a collection of grand old furnishings, old photographs and traditional costumes inside. It was designed by an Italian architect for the last Thai governor, who departed in 1907.

Entrance is via a small gate on St 139 on the southern side of the extensive gardens.

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