Daraphirom Palace

Daraphirom Palace

Daraphirom Palace, located in the Chao Sabai Garden, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province, was the residence of Princess Chao Dararasmi, a royal consort of King Chulalongkorn. The palace was built at King’s Vajiravudh’s command after the Princess requested the King’s permission to leave for Chiang Mai where she took up permanent residence after the death of her husband.

In 1997, Chulalongkorn University was assigned to take care of the palace. The Daraphirom Project was launched to develop the surrounding plot of land and to renovate and conserve the palace as an example of a building that had been influenced by the Western architectural style and a museum was established. On December 9th, 1999, Her Royal Highness Princess Galayani Vadhna Krom Luang Narathiwat Rajanagarindra presided over the opening ceremony of the Daraphirom Palace Museum.

The museum displays the life and activities of Princess Chao Dararasmi, her private belongings, gifts from King Chulalongkorn and letters written between the King and herself as well as the history of the Royal Family in the Northern Region.