List of palaces



  • Presidenca – official residential palace of the President of the Republic.




In Azerbaijani Turkic language have different means of the word "house" and "palace". Usually, church-houses were custom during 2nd century BC – 7th century AD. Mulk is a foreign word which came from Arabia during Caliphate Era. The word "Saray" is a castle, or government building which was considered to have particular administrative importance in various parts of the former Safavid Empire. Imarat or Igamatgah are big house which belong to rich people, khans, shahs. Same type buildings were popular in Midia, Afshar Empire, Karabakh Khanate, Baku Khanate, Shaddadids etc. Now, the term "Villa" is very popular and modern in Azerbaijan since the 1990s for a capitalist system.


Old Era (BC 100–799):

Shirvanshahs Era (799–1539):

  • Bika Khanum Saray
  • Tamar Malayka Palace – consist of two saray: Alchichak and Naslijahan Khanum

Khanates of the Caucasus:

  • Baku Khans' Palace – is a complex of several houses belonged to members of ruling family of Baku Khanate.
  • Muhammadkhuba Khan Palace – former royal residence of Baku khans'

19th–21st centuries:

Icheri Sheher


Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic



  • Teodor Palace
  • Göy Saray (Blue) Presidential Autumn Palace – Goygol – the country's most famous presidential palace.


  • Vahdat Presidential Summer Palace
  • "Mazyad" Administrator's Palace




  • Khanate Building
  • Jovhar Palace – is a residential palace of Mer












  • Istana Darul Hana – former official residence of the Sultan of Brunei.
  • Istana Mangelella – residence of the Sultan of Brunei in the Belait district.
  • Istana Nurul Iman – residence of the Sultan of Brunei and world's largest residential palace.





Residences of provincial Lieutenant-Governors:



The English word "palace" is used to translated the Chinese word 宮 (pronounced "gōng" in Mandarin). This character represents two rooms connected (呂), under a roof (宀). Originally the character applied to any residence or mansion, but starting with the Qin Dynasty (3rd century BC) it was used only for the residence of the emperor and members of the imperial family. Chinese palaces are different from post-Renaissance European palaces in the sense that they are not made up of one building only (however big and convoluted the building may be), but are in fact huge spaces surrounded by a wall and containing large separated halls (殿 diàn) for ceremonies and official business, as well as smaller buildings, galleries, courtyards, gardens, and outbuildings, more like the Roman or Carolingian palatium.

List of Chinese imperial palaces, in chronological order

  • Xianyang Palace (咸陽宮), in (Qin) Xianyang (咸陽), now 15 km/9 miles east of modern Xianyang, Shaanxi province: this was the royal palace of the state of Qin before the Chinese unification, and then the palace of the First Emperor when China was unified.
  • Epang Palace (阿房宮 – probable meaning: "The Palace on the Hill"), 20 km/12 miles south of (Qin) Xianyang (咸陽), now 15 km/9 miles west of Xi'an (西安), Shaanxi province: the fabulous imperial palace built by the First Emperor in replacement of Xianyang Palace.
  • Weiyang Palace (未央宮 – "The Endless Palace"), in (Han) Chang'an (長安), now 7 km/4 miles northeast of downtown Xi'an (西安), Shaanxi province: imperial palace of the prestigious Western Han Dynasty for two centuries. This is the largest palace ever built on Earth, covering 4.8 km² (1,200 acres), which is 6.7 times the size of the current Forbidden City, or 11 times the size of the Vatican City.
  • Southern Palace (南宮) and Northern Palace (北宮), in Luoyang (洛陽), Henan province: imperial palaces of the Eastern Han Dynasty for two centuries, the Southern Palace being used for court hearings and audiences, the Northern Palace being the private residence of the emperor and his concubines.
  • Taiji Palace (太極宮 – "The Palace of the Supreme Ultimate"), also known as the Western Apartments (西内), in (Tang) Chang'an (長安), now downtown Xi'an (西安), Shaanxi province: imperial palace during the Sui Dynasty (who called it Daxing Palace – 大興宮) and in the beginning of the Tang Dynasty (until A.D. 663). Area: 4.2 km² (1,040 acres), imperial section proper: 1.92 km² (474 acres).
  • Daming Palace (大明宮 – "The Palace of the Great Brightness"), also known as the Eastern Apartments (東内), in (Tang) Chang'an (長安), now downtown Xi'an (西安), Shaanxi province: imperial palace of the Tang Dynasty after A.D. 663 (it was briefly named Penglai Palace (蓬萊宮) between 663 and 705), but the prestigious Taiji Palace remained used for major state ceremonies such as coronations. Area: 3.11 km² (768 acres).
  • Kaifeng Imperial Palace (東京大内皇宮), in Dongjing (東京), now called Kaifeng (開封), Henan province: imperial palace of the Northern Song Dynasty.
  • Hangzhou Imperial Palace (臨安大内禁宮), in Lin'an (臨安), now called Hangzhou (杭州), Zhejiang province: imperial palace of the Southern Song Dynasty.
  • Karakorum (哈拉和林),site of the imperial palace of the Mongol Empire.
  • Shangdu (元上都) and Khanbaliq (元大都),site of the imperial palace of the Yuan dynasty.
  • Ming Imperial Palace (明故宮), in Nanjing (南京), Jiangsu province: imperial palace of the Ming Dynasty until 1421.
  • Forbidden City (紫禁城), now known in China as Beijing's Old Palace (北京故宫), in Jingshi (京師), now called Beijing (北京): imperial palace of the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty from 1421 until 1924. Area: 720,000 m² (178 acres).

Apart from the main imperial palace, Chinese dynasties also had several other imperial palaces in the capital city where the empress, crown prince, or other members of the imperial family dwelled. There also existed palaces outside of the capital city called "away palaces" (離宮) where the emperors resided when traveling. The habit also developed of building garden estates in the countryside surrounding the capital city, where the emperors retired at times to get away from the rigid etiquette of the imperial palace, or simply to escape from the summer heat inside their capital. This practice reached a zenith with the Qing Dynasty, whose emperors built the fabulous Imperial Gardens (御園), now known in China as the Gardens of Perfect Brightness (圓明園), and better known in English as the Old Summer Palace. The emperors of the Qing Dynasty resided and worked in the Imperial Gardens, 8 km/5 miles outside of the walls of Beijing, the Forbidden City inside Beijing being used only for formal ceremonies.

These gardens were made up of three gardens: the Garden of Perfect Brightness proper, the Garden of Eternal Spring (長春園), and the Elegant Spring Garden (綺春園); they covered a huge area of 3.5 km² (865 acres), almost 5 times the size of the Forbidden City, and 8 times the size of the Vatican City. comprising hundreds of halls, pavilions, temples, galleries, gardens, lakes, etc. Several famous landscapes of southern China had been reproduced in the Imperial Gardens, hundreds of invaluable Chinese art masterpieces and antiquities were stored in the halls, making the Imperial Gardens one of the largest museum in the world. Some unique copies of literary work and compilations were also stored inside the Imperial Gardens. In 1860, during the Second Opium War, the British and French expeditionary forces looted the Old Summer Palace. Then on October 18, 1860, in order to "punish" the imperial court, which had refused to allow Western embassies inside Beijing, the British general Lord Elgin – with protestations from the French – purposely ordered to set fire to the huge complex which burned to the ground. It took 3500 British troops to set the entire place ablaze and took three whole days to burn. The burning of the Gardens of Perfect Brightness is still a very sensitive issue in China today.

Following this cultural catastrophe, the imperial court was forced to relocate to the old and austere Forbidden City where it stayed until 1924, when the Last Emperor was expelled by a republican army. Empress dowager Cixi (慈禧太后) built the Summer Palace (頤和園 – "The Garden of Nurtured Harmony") near the Old Summer Palace, but on a much smaller scale than the Old Summer Palace. There are currently some projects in China to rebuild the Imperial Gardens, but this appears as a colossal undertaking, and no rebuilding has started yet.

More Palaces

Some other palaces include:



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  • 100 AD Roman palace at El Haiz area in the Bahariya Oasis, western desert.


Modern Egypt



  • Jubilee Palace (National Palace) – seat of the President, former imperial palace









German has two contrasting words for what may be considered a palace: Schloss which connotes a seat that is enclosed by walls, a fastness or keep, and Palast (or mostly Palais), a more conscious borrowing, with the usual connotations of splendour. In practice, the Schloss is more likely to be a royal or ducal palace or a noble manor house.






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  • The Manhyia Palace (Asantehene's Palace) – seat of the Asantehene of Ashanti, Kumasi
  • The Flagstaff House (Presidential Palace) – seat of government until the late 1970s, Accra
  • The Christianborg (Osu Castle) – former seat of the government till December 2008, Accra
  • The Golden Jubilee Palace (Presidential Palace) formerly known as the "Flagstaff House" – seat of Government since December 2008, Accra






Presidential palaces

Royal palaces


Palaces and pavilions

The ruins of Apadana palace in Persepolis (built 2500 years ago during the reign of the Achaemenid Empire)
The ruins of Tachara palace in Persepolis (exclusive palace of Darius the Great, one of the interior palaces in Persepolis)

Castles and citadels









Raghadan Palace, Amman. Royal Residence of the Hussein Family



  • Seif Palace – the official residence of the head of state
  • Bayan Palace
  • Al Salam Palace – Currently a Museum
  • Kuwait Red Palace – Currently a Museum
  • Dasman Palace – Established in 1904, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Sabah, the tenth ruler of Kuwait in 1930 made it his official residence, It is currently one of Kuwait's historic palaces.
  • Mishref Palace – Located in Mishref and was Built by Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah in 1900, it was restored in the early 1940s.
  • Naif Palace – built In 1919, during the reign of Sheikh Salem Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah. It is currently the Building of Al Asimah Governorate.


  • Haw Kham (Presidential Palace) – former residence of President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Vientiane






Official palaces of The Yang di-Pertuan Agong

Istana Hinggap

Istana Hinggap can be divided into two types. First, they are the city-palaces located in Kuala Lumpur. They function as the royal residence when the Sultan, Raja or Yang Dipertuan Besar come to Kuala Lumpur. There are nine Istana Hinggap built respectively for the nine Kings of Malaysia. Second, they are the temporary/leisure palace when each Sultan, Raja or Yang Dipertuan Besar goes to visit their territory inside/outside their own state. Some of them even have Istana Hinggap outside the country.

List of Istana Hinggap in Kuala Lumpur

  • Istana Hinggap Perlis – Raja of Perlis palace at Jalan Eaton
  • Istana Hinggap Kedah – Sultan of Kedah palace at Cangkat Persekutuan,
  • Istana Hinggap Perak – Sultan of Perak palace at Cangkat Persekutuan,
  • Istana Hinggap Selangor – Sultan of Selangor palace at Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
  • Istana Hinggap Negeri Sembilan – Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan palace at Cangkat Persekutuan
  • Istana Hinggap Johor – Sultan of Johor palace at Cangkat Kia Peng
  • Istana Hinggap Pahang – Sultan of Pahang palace at Bukit Kewangan
  • Istana Hinggap Terengganu – Sultan of Terengganu palace at Jalan Tun Razak
  • Istana Hinggap Kelantan – Sultan of Kelantan palace at Jalan Wickham

List of Istana inside of the states


  • Istana Arau – Official palace for the Raja of Perlis. This palace was built in 1905 during the reign of Tuanku Raja Syed Alwi Jamalullail.
  • Istana Fauzana – The Raja of Perlis' residential palace in Kangar
  • Istana Kenangan Indah – located in Repoh. Previously official residence of the late Tuanku Raja Syed Putra Jamalullail and his consort. After Tuanku Raja Syed Putra Jamalullail passed away and Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail take the throne, this palace has become the official palace for YMM Raja Perempuan Besar Perlis.


  • Istana Anak Bukit – Official palace for the Sultan of Kedah
  • Balai Besar – Located in Alor Setar facing Masjid Zahir (Zahir Mosque). This palace was built in 1735 was almost destroyed twice in 1770 (aatacekd by Siamese army) and 1821 (attacked by Bugis army). The palace is supported by 42 main pillars now serves as Kedah Royal Museum.
  • Istana Kuning – Old residential palace for the Sultan of Kedah

Pulau Pinang



  • Istana Darul Ehsan – Royal palace in Putrajaya
  • Istana Mestika – The official residence of the crown prince of Selangor, also in Shah Alam
  • Istana Mahkota Puri – Built in 1899 in Klang. This palace has been demolished to make way for the building of the new Istana Alam Shah.
  • Istana Pantai Bahagia – Resting palace of Sultan Selangor in Morib
  • Istana Jemaah – Currently serves as school (Kolej Islam Sultan Alam Shah) located in Klang not far from Istana Alam Shah. This palace is named after the Queen of Selangor who was also the second Raja Permaisuri Agong (Supreme Queen) of Malaysia, Tengku Ampuan Jemaah.

Negeri Sembilan

  • Istana Ampang Tinggi – Was commissioned by the 5th Yamtuan of Negri Sembilan, Yamtuan Ulin Ibni Almarhum Yamtuan Hitam. The palace was built between 1865 and 1870 at Ampang Tinggi ("High Dam") in Kuala Pilah
  • Istana Besar Seri Menanti – Official Palace for Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan.
  • Istana Hinggap Seremban – Residential palace of Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan in Seremban
  • Istana Baroh – Located in Seri Menanti
  • Istana Salatin – Currently the residential palace for Tuanku Tunku Ampuan Najihah binti Almarhum Tunku Besar Burhanuddin


  • Istana Melaka – the official residence of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri, the Governor of Melaka in Bukit Beruang
  • Seri Melaka – built in the 17th century. Currently functioning as Muzium Tuan Yang Terutama since 1996 Muzium Tuan Yang Terutama
  • Istana Kesultanan Melaka – Malacca royal museum. The current palace is smaller replica of the original palace.


  • Istana Besar – A royal palace of the Sultan of Johor which is located in Johor Bahru. The palace is opened to public as Royal Museum of Johor but will be closed for public during royal events.
  • Istana Bukit Serene – The Sultan of Johor's palace in Bukit Serene, Johor built in 1933 and completed in 1939. The palace has a tower of 35 meters height facing Danga Bay.
  • Istana Bukit Pelangi – The royal palace of the Tunku Mahkota (crown prince) of Johor
  • Istana Pasir Pelangi – The royal palace of the Royal Family of Johor
  • Istana Tanjong – Resting palace of the Sultan of Johor which is located in Muar
  • Shooting Box – Resting palace of the Sultan of Johor which is located in Segamat
  • Sri Lambak – Resting palace of the Sultan of Johor which is located in Kluang


  • Istana Abu Bakar – The Sultan of Pahang's official Palace in Pekan
  • Istana Abdul Aziz – Official palace for Crown Prince of Pahang, KDYTM Tengku Mahkota Pahang Tengku Abdullah Al-Haj Ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah dan KDYTM Tengku Puan Pahang. the name of the palace is derived from combination of Tengku Abdullah (crown prince of Pahang) and Tunku Azizah (crown princess of Pahang)
  • Istana Mahkota – Located at Jalan Telok Cempedak, Kuantan
  • Istana Mangga Tunggal – Built in 1920 during the reign of Sultan Abdullah Al-Mu’tassim Billah. the palace is named after a single mango tree that grow in the palace compound.
  • Istana Sri Angkasa -Royal palace in Cameron Highlands
  • Istana Sri Udara – Royal palace in “Bandar Ikan Patin” Temerloh
  • Istana Leban Tunggal – Completed in 1937, this palace is owned by Almarhum YAM Tengku Besar Pahang II, Tengku Sulaiman ibni Almarhum Sultan Ahmad Al-Mu’azzam Shah. currently the public library at Pekan
  • Istana Kota Beram – Currently royal museum of Pahang
  • Istana Hinggap Kuala Lipis – Previously the residence for British officer since 1926. In 1948 it is converted into official residence for Menteri Besar of Pahang. In 1955 the residence is converted into a palace.
  • Istana Melati – Built in 1966 in Kampung Mengkasar, Pekan for YH Dato’ Maria Menado who at that time the wife of Al-Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Abdullah Al-Mu’tasim Billah. The palace was built to replace Balai Gambang


  • Istana Badariah – Royal palace built in 1940 by Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alam Shah. This palace also functioned as the Renca-Consol during Japanese occupation in Malaya.
  • Istana Maziah – It is believed to have been constructed during the reign of Sultan Zainal Abidin Ill in Terengganu. It was built in 1897 to replace the lstana Hijau. This palace is located at Bukit Puteri
  • Istana Nur Nadhirah – Palace for the Crown Prince of Terengganu Istana Nur Nadhirah This palace was built in 1920 after the signing of Terengganu-Inggeris Treaty. During the Japanese occupation in Malaya, this palace served as the official residence of Shuchiji Kakha ( Shu Chokan Kakha ). After World War II until December 1956 this palace served as the official residence of British Governor.
  • Istana Syarqiyyah – Royal palace in Chendering, Terengganu. This is the newest palace for Sultan of Terengganu
  • Istana Al-Muktafibillah Shah


  • Istana Balai Besar – The palace was built by Sultan Muhamad II in 1840 in Kota Bharu
  • Istana Batu – The Royal Museum is located in the middle of the Kota Bharu, Kelantan. The design of the palace was inspired by Sultan Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Muhammad IV who reigned from 1920 to 1944.
  • Istana Bukit Tanah – The Palace was built by Sultan Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Muhammad IV in 1920 in Tumpat, Kelantan
  • Istana Jahar – Built in 1887, Istana Jahar was a gift from Sultan Mahmud II to his grandson, Long Kundur. Today, this palace is known as the Museum of Royal Traditions and Customs Kelantan.
  • Istana Kota Lama – Old royal palace of Kelantan
  • Istana Mahkota – Official residence of the previous ruler, Sultan Ismail Petra in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
  • Istana Negeri – The Sultan of Kelantan's official residence in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
  • Istana Telipot – Official residence of Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra, Crown Prince & Regent of Kelantan (then) in Kota Bharu, Kelantan








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Apart from the large complex at Turangawaewae Marae located in the town of Ngaruawahia, the previous Māori Monarch Te Atairangikaahu had a home at Waahi Marae in Huntly where she lived for most of her 40-year reign with her consort Whatumoana Paki. The Māori King or Queen are required to attend 33 Poukai annually conducted at Marae loyal to the Kingitangi movement. Many of these Marae maintain residences for the Māori King or Queen for them to use during such visits.


  • Olowo Palace in Owo Ondo State which contains more than one hundred courtyards, each with a unique traditional function.



  • Al Alam Palace – royal residence
  • Bait Barka – Sultan's retreat in Barka
  • Hisn Salalah – the Sultan's main waterfront royal complex residence in Salalah
  • Hisn Seeb – Sultan's Farm in Seeb which contains hundreds of pure bred Arabian Horses.
  • Mamoora Palace – one of Sultans Ranch in Salalah
  • Razat Farm – Sultan's farm in Salalah adjacent to Mamoora Palace
  • Sohar Palace – Sultan's Ranch in Sohar
  • Jibreen palace – was Imam Bularab bin Sultan's summer retreat.
  • Bait al falaj – former royal residence.
  • Hamed bin mohammed palace – residence of hamed bin mohammed desigsed by the famous fareesh al ustadh
  • Awlad seif palace – residence of Salim bin Seif.
  • Awlad Murshed palace – designed by fareesh al ustadh
  • awlad al Maleel palace – residence of saeed bin salim walad al maleel.





  • Torogan – Classical period residences for Hari, Raja's Datu's and Sultan's.
  • Coconut Palace
  • Malacañang Palace – the official residence of the President of the Philippines, Manila
  • Malacañang sa Sugbo – the Presidential residence in Cebu City
  • The Mansion, Baguio – the Presidential residence in Baguio
  • Palacio del Gobernador – historical official residence of former Governor Generals, now used as a government building
  • Ayuntamiento de Manila – former official residence and office of the Mayor of Manila, now houses the Bureau of Treasury.
  • Archbishop's Palace – historical residence of the Arzobispo de Manila in Intramuros
  • Archbishop's Palace – current residence of the Arzobispo de Manila in Villa San Miguel, Mandaluyong City.
  • Archbishop's Palace – temporary residence of the Archbishop of Manila in the past, located in San Fernando, Pampanga
  • The Astana Putih or The Sultan's Palace – original residence of the Sultan of Sulu located in Maimbung, Sulu.






  • Paço de Sobre-Ribas
  • Solar dos Cancelos
  • Solar do Visconde de Almendra
  • Palácio de Reriz
  • Buçaco Palace
  • Palácio dos Figueiredos
  • Palácio Sotto Maior
  • Palácio do Conselheiro Branco
  • Palácio da Lousã
  • Palácio Landal

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  • Al Rayyan Palace
  • Al Wukair Palace
  • Markhiya Palace
  • Barzan Palace
  • Amiri Diwan Palace
  • Umm Salal Palace
  • Al Wajbah Palace
  • Al Gharrafa Palace
  • Al Jassasiya Palace
  • Al Mirgab Palace
  • Al Waab Palace













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The province of Scania in southernmost Sweden is well known for its many castles.






  • Ancient Grand Palace (พระราชวังโบราณ) – Ayutthaya Palace, Ayutthaya
  • Baan Puen Palace (พระรามราชนิเวศน์) – Phetchaburi
  • Bang Pa-In Royal Palace (พระราชวังบางปะอิน) – Summer Palace, Ayutthaya
  • Bang Khun Phrom Palace (วังบางขุนพรหม) – currently, as the Bank of Thailand, Bangkok
  • Bhuban Palace (พระตำหนักภูพานราชนิเวศน์) – royal residence, Sakon Nakhon Province
  • Bhubing Palace (พระตำหนักภูพิงราชนิเวศน์) – royal residence, Chiang Mai
  • Burapha Phirom Palace (วังบูรพาภิรมย์) – currently, as a market, Bangkok
  • Chakrabongse Palace (วังจักรพงษ์) – currently, as a private resort, Bangkok
  • Chakri Bongkot Palace (พระตำหนักจักรีบงกช) – Private residence of the Thai royal family, Bangkok
  • Chankasem Palace (วังจันทรเกษม)
  • Derm Palace (พระราชวังเดิม) or Thon Buri Palace – It was the palace of King Taksin, now used as HQ of Royal Thai Navy
  • Doi Tung Palace (พระตำหนักดอยตุง) – royal residence, Chiang Rai
  • Dusit Palace (พระราชวังดุสิต) – Private residence of the Thai royal family, Bangkok
    • Chitralada Palace (พระตำหนักจิตรลดารโหฐาน) (New Palace) – Private residence of the Thai royal family, Bangkok
    • Vimanmek Palace (พระที่นั่งวิมานเมฆ) (Vimanmek Mansion) – former royal residence, Bangkok
  • Front Palace (พระราชวังบวรสถานมงคล) – currently, as Bangkok National Museum, Bangkok
  • Grand Palace, Bangkok (พระบรมมหาราชวัง) – official residence of the King of Thailand, Bangkok
  • King Narai's Palace (พระนารายณ์ราชนิเวศน์) – Lopburi
  • Klai Kangwon Palace (วังไกลกังวล) – royal residence, King Rama IX likes there, Hua Hin
  • Le Dix Palace (พระตำหนักเลอดิศ) – Private residence of the Thai royal family, Bangkok
  • Marukatayawan Summer Palace (พระราชนิเวศน์มฤคทายวัน) – Phetchaburi
  • Nakorn Luang Palace (ปราสาทนครหลวง) – Nakorn Luang, Ayutthaya
  • Nonthaburi Palace (พระตำหนักนนทบุรี) – former private residence of the Thai royal family, Bangkok
  • Phanakornkiri Palace (พระราชวังพระนครคีรี) – Phetchaburi
  • Phetchabun Palace (วังเพ็ชรบูรณ์) – currently, as CentralWorld, Bangkok
  • Phya Thai Palace (พระราชวังพญาไท) – Bangkok
  • Rear Palace (พระราชวังบวรสถานพิมุข) – It is now a part of Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok
  • Sanamchan Palace (พระราชวังสนามจันทร์) – King Rama VI's Palace, Nakhon Pathom
  • Saranrom Palace (พระราชวังสราญรมย์) – currently, as a Saranrom Park, Bangkok
  • Siriyalai Palace (พระตำหนักสิริยาลัย) – private residence of the Thai royal family, Ayutthaya
  • Srapratum Palace (วังสระปทุม) – private residence of the Thai royal family, Bangkok
  • Suan Pakard Palace (วังสวนผักกาด) – currently, as a museum, Bangkok
  • Sukhothai Palace (วังศุโขทัย) – Private residence of the Thai royal family, Bangkok
  • Taksin Palace (พระตำหนักทักษิณราชนิเวศน์) – royal residence, Narathiwat Province
  • Thapra Palace (วังท่าพระ) – currently, as a university, Bangkok
  • Tuk Palace – Ayutthaya Palace, Ayutthaya
  • Waradit Palace (วังวรดิศ) – currently, as a museum, Bangkok


  • Royal Palace, Tonga-Royal Palace of the Kingdom of Tonga is located in the northwest of the capital, Nukuʻalofa, close to the Pacific Ocean.



In Turkish, a palace is a Saray.



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  • Proprietary House – Home of both the Proprietary Governors of New Jersey from 1766 to 1773 and the Royal Governor of New Jersey, William Franklin from 1774 to 1776.

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  • Pennsbury Manor – Home of William Penn as Proprietor of Pennsylvania from 1683 to 1701.

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  • Bishop's Palace, Galveston – former residence of the Bishops of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Recognized as one of the top fourteen finest examples of Victorian architecture in the United States.


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List of non-residential palaces

Some large impressive buildings which were not meant to be residences, but are nonetheless called palaces, include:

Note, too, the French use of the word palais in such constructions as palais des congrès (convention centre) and palais de justice (courthouse).

See also


  2. Galbraith, William; Canadian Parliamentary Review: Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1939 Royal Visit; Vol. 12, No. 3, 1989
  3. Naqada palace
  4. Photo of preserved parts of the palace
  5. Photo of the palace remains
  6. Palace of Apries, background information
  7. Pharaoh Apries Wahibre
  8. Cleopatra palace Archived 2008-02-16 at the Wayback Machine
  9. Old Cairo history Archived 2009-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
  10. Palaces of Pasha
  11. Fatimid palaces
  12. Plan of the two Fatimid palaces
  13. Part of the palace art
  14. History of Cairo
  15. The Mamluk Sultans
  16. Plan of the Sultan al-Salih palace
  17. Palaces of Pashas
  18. Amir Alin Aq Palace Archived 2010-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  19. Reviving Cairo Archived 2008-07-11 at the Wayback Machine
  20. The Madrasa-Mosque of Amir Khayerbak (1520–21)
  21. Palace of Mangak as-Silahdar Archived 2010-12-14 at the Wayback Machine
  22. Amir Qawsun Palace Archived 2010-12-14 at the Wayback Machine
  23. Bestak Palace museum Archived 2008-07-04 at the Wayback Machine
  24. The Mameluke Amir Taz Palace history
  25. Amir Taz Palace Archived 2010-12-14 at the Wayback Machine
  26. Prince Tashtamur palace Archived 2010-12-14 at the Wayback Machine
  27. Al Ghouri palace Archived 2008-05-19 at the Wayback Machine
  28. Insert Al-Ghouri Palace Archived 2008-05-18 at the Wayback Machine
  29. Bait al-Qady Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine
  30. Palace of al-Ashraf Qaytbay Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine
  31. Jamal al Din al Dhahabi House – Gamal al-Din al-Dhahabi Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine
  32. El-Aini Palace
  33. Harawi residence
  34. Historic houses in Cairo
  35. Musafirkhana Palace Archived 2010-12-14 at the Wayback Machine
  36. Musafirkhana Palace or Qasr el-Shook
  37. Destruction of Musafirkhana Palace
  38. Historic houses & palaces
  39. Al-Sinnari House Archived 2012-09-01 at the Wayback Machine
  40. Historic houses in Cairo Archived 2012-09-01 at the Wayback Machine
  41. – Cultural Cairo
  43. Palaces on the nile Archived 2008-07-04 at the Wayback Machine
  44. – The History of Zaafarama palace Archived 2012-02-08 at the Wayback Machine
  45. Garden City : A Retrospective Part II, August 20, 1998 Archived July 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  46. Harem palace at Citadel Archived 2010-12-14 at the Wayback Machine
  47. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2008-07-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) &
  48. – Gezirah palace Archived 2010-12-14 at the Wayback Machine
  49. – Sakakaini palace Archived 2008-02-25 at the Wayback Machine
  50. Habib Sakakini Palace Archived 2010-12-14 at the Wayback Machine
  51. Al-Ahram Weekly | A constructive streak Archived 2012-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
  52. Egypt State Information Service Archived 2008-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  53. et – Full Story
  54. – Koubbeh palace Archived 2008-07-04 at the Wayback Machine
  55. – Tahra palace Archived 2009-10-04 at the Wayback Machine
  56. Cultural Cairo
  57. – The Belgians of Egypt Archived 2006-07-19 at the Wayback Machine
  58. – Heliopolis Palace Hotel Archived 2008-02-19 at the Wayback Machine
  59. Egypt State Information Service – Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil Museum Archived 2008-05-19 at the Wayback Machine
  61. Desert research center
  62. Archived 2006-12-12 at the Wayback Machine
  64. Spanish Governor's Palace at the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation
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