The Chan Kasem Palace was built in 1577 by King Maha Thamaraja (the 17th Ayutthaya monarch) for his son, who became King Naresuan. It was destroyed when the Burmese sacked Ayutthaya in 1767 but was later restored by King Mongkut (Rama IV) in the 1850s. Today, this is where you’ll find a small collection of gold artifacts, jewelry, carvings, Buddha images, and domestic and religious objects from the 13th to the 17th century. More than anything, it’s a nice air-conditioned spot to cool down.