Today, there are two building complexes that are routinely associated with the Thai
monarchy: the Grand Palace, over 200 years old, and the Chitralada Villa of Dusit
Palace, a much smaller and less ornate estate which King Bhumibol Adulyadej has
chosen as his family's Bangkok residence. Four other royal residences are located
outside Bangkok. They are at Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand coast in Prachuab Khiri Khan
Province, in the northern city of Chiang Mai, in Sakon Nakhon Province in the northeast, and in
Narathiwat Province in the south.